The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Sea Adventure  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

We'll confess not to having seen The Amazing Captain Nemo, principally because we can't find it anywhere. It's our loss, because it certainly sounds fascinating. Jose Ferrer stars as Nemo, the demented but essentially well-meaning technological genius created by Jules Verne in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In what seems to have been a one-time-only occasion, Ferrer costars with his namesake Mel Ferrer. Also in the star-heavy cast is Burgess Meredith as an eccentric professor and Lynda Day George as the all-around heroine. The film was largely photographed by Lamar Boren, the undersea expert responsible for the soggy cinematography of Creature from the Black Lagoon and Flipper. Given the cast and the director (Alex March), we suspect that The Amazing Captain Nemo was filmed for television, then deflected to theaters to make back its cost.



captain [military], diver, handicap, Navy, scuba-diving, suspended-animation