A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.
When their sailing ship founders at sea, several of the passengers are rescued and find themselves aboard a submarine in the command of Captain Nemo. They are amazed to find that Nemo has built a vast underwater city. Men, women and children all live in harmony in Nemo's idyllic paradise that is free of war and lives off the riches that they've found at the bottom of sea. The new arrivals are distressed to learn however that as they've now seen the city, they cannot leave and must live there for the rest of their days. That doesn't sit well with many of the new arrivals some of whom set about to find a way to leave at whatever cost.Written by
Honor Blackman was originally announced for the female lead back in 1968. See more »
At the beginning of the movie a ship is supposedly swaying in rough winds, but the bell is not swaying and drops of water are falling down straight. See more »
[after rejecting an offer by the panicky Mr. Lomax to attempt to escape]
I thought you wanted to leave.
But not with that one. To get out of this place is going to take a very cool head. And that one's nearly lost his already.
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Shipwreck survivors are rescued by an authoritarian ruler of a secret underwater city during the 19th century. Family film features nice underwater photography, enough action and special effects to offset wooden acting and less-than-sublime script. (Rating B+)
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