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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance | TV Movie 23 March 1997
In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Joe Wiesenfeld (teleplay), Jules Verne (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Crenna ... Professor Aronnax
Ben Cross ... Captain Nemo
Julie Cox ... Sophie
Paul Gross ... Ned Land
Michael Jayston ... Admiral Sellings
Jeff Harding ... Captain Farragut
David Henry David Henry ... Scotia Captain
James Vaughan James Vaughan ... Father
Susannah Fellows Susannah Fellows ... Mother
Joshua Brody Joshua Brody ... Child
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In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first of two competing adaptations of the Jules Verne novel to be released in 1997. The other was a two part mini-series with Michael Caine as Captain Nemo. See more »

Goofs

After visiting Atlantis, the Nautilus surfaces. While the crewmembers are on deck, you can see the cables attached to the stars suspended in the sky. See more »

Quotes

Sophie Arronax: Murderer!
Captain Nemo: No Sophie, warrior.
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Connections

Version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1973) See more »

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A nice afternoon film
26 May 1999 | by Ally-22See all my reviews

When I saw that this film was going to be shown on Channel 5 one afternoon, my first thought was why have I heard of this version before and where? I have to admit that the only reason I watched this film was to see Paul Gross as Ned Land. That is a reason to watch this film alone. It is not supposed to be believable but it was doing quite well until the giant seafish appeared and from then it went slightly downhill. Ben Cross as Captain Nemo is a wonderful baddie although you are left with the question is he that bad?


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