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At the Earth's Core (1976)

A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

Director:

Kevin Connor

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the novel by), Milton Subotsky (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doug McClure ... David Innes
Peter Cushing ... Dr. Abner Perry
Caroline Munro ... Dia
Cy Grant Cy Grant ... Ra
Godfrey James Godfrey James ... Ghak
Sean Lynch ... Hoojah
Keith Barron ... Dowsett
Helen Gill Helen Gill ... Maisie
Anthony Verner Anthony Verner ... Gadsby
Robert Gillespie ... Photographer
Michael Crane Michael Crane ... Jubal
Bobby Parr Bobby Parr ... Sagoth Chief
Andee Cromarty Andee Cromarty ... Girl Slave
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Storyline

A Victorian scientist and his young American backer set off in their new earth-boring machine with a short test on a Welsh mountain. Unfortunately the thing is rather more powerful than expected and they end up in an enormous cavern at the centre of the earth. Here they find a race of humans enslaved to evil oversized prehistoric birds with extra-sensory abilities. The travellers decide they can be some help, the more so as at least one of the slaves is very eye-catching. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Rice Burroughs' At the Earth's Core See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie takes place on Pellucidar, a fictional Hollow Earth invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. See more »

Goofs

The guards in front of the White House are dressed in British police uniforms. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Abner Perry: Slowly does it, Mr. Evans!
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Connections

Referenced in The Core (2003) See more »

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You cannot mesmerize me... I'm rubber
6 January 2004 | by w00fSee all my reviews

Make no mistake, this is a very silly movie. Peter Cushing knew it; he gives one of his most over-the-top, ham it up performances.

Generally speaking, this movie has awful production values. Flying rubber pterodactyl creatures ruling the underworld. Piggish humanoid servants of said pterodactyls. A vapid, vacant-eyed Caroline Munro. An oh-so-macho leading man who, when you really look at him, doesn't look all that tough.

Still, At the Earth's Core has a charming innocence about it that gives it a bit of appeal. Best viewed by 10 year old boys on rainy Saturday afternoons, it's all in good fun.


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