20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997 Village Roadshow film)
|20,000 Leagues Under the Sea|
|Distributed by||Village Roadshow Pictures|
|Directed by||Rod Hardy|
|Produced by||Dean Barnes|
|Screenplay by||Brian Nelson|
|Based on||Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne
|Music by||Mark Snow|
|Editing by||Drake Silliman|
|Release date||May 11, 1997 -
May 12, 1997
|Running time||158 minutes|
In this version:
The Nautilus has been sinking and damaging ships and is at first thought to be a giant narwhal.
Pierre Aronnax and Ned Land and Cabe Attucks fall off the USS Abraham Lincoln and are picked up by the Nautilus.
Pierre Aronnax's father Thierry Aronnax is with the US naval party.
Nemo is setting an underwater domed city under the Atlantic south of West Africa. To avoid earthquake risks to it, he is first setting up a network of underwater explosives to release all Earth's geotectonic tensions at once and thus ensure that no more build up for a long while. During this a Chinese-looking pearl diving girl accidentally activates one of these devices and the Nautilus rescues her in time.
Nemo has a daughter called Mara.
The US Navy finds where Nemo's base is by a concentrated area of sightings of the Nautilus. The USS Abraham Lincoln sails to the place.
At site, damage caused by Ned Land, and torpedoes fired downwards by the Abraham Lincoln, force the Nautilus to surface. The Nautilus's crew come out on deck and are summarily machine-gunned by the Abraham Lincoln's deck-mounted Gatling guns. Mara and some others escape in one of the Nautilus's diving bells. Pierre Aronnax and Ned Land and Cabe Attucks get on board the Abraham Lincoln. A US naval man boards the Nautilus and shoots Nemo and another survivor on sight. Nemo, before dying, activates a switch which makes the Nautilus explode.
- Michael Caine as Captain Nemo
- Patrick Dempsey as Pierre Arronax
- Mia Sara as Mara
- Bryan Brown as Ned Land
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Cabe Attucks
- John Bach as Thierry Arronax
- Nicholas Hammond as Saxon
- Peter McCauley as Admiral McCutcheon
- Jiri Vacek as Russian scientists