The Atlantis Interceptors

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Raiders of Atlantis
PredatoridiAtlantide.jpg
Italian theatrical release poster by Renato Casaro
Directed by Ruggero Deodato
Produced by Maurizio Amati
Written by Tito Carpi
Vincenzo Mannino
Starring Christopher Connelly
Gioia Scola
Music by Guido De Angelis
Maurizio De Angelis
Cinematography Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli
Sergio D'Offizi
Edited by Vincenzo Tomassi
Distributed by Regal Films
Release date
November 25, 1983 (Italy)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian,english (original.)

The Atlantis Interceptors (also known as Raiders of Atlantis and Atlantis Inferno; original title I predatori di Atlantide) is a 1983 Italian science fiction film starring Christopher Connelly and directed by Ruggero Deodato.

The film was heavily influenced by George Miller's 1979 vision of outback hell, Mad Max, and its sequel, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, and John Carpenter's dystopian view of a future New York, Escape From New York (1981) and was only one of seemingly countless imitations, such as Bronx Warriors, Rome, The New Gladiators, and The New Barbarians. Very much action-oriented, the films often featured heavy doses of violence and brutality.

The Atlantis Interceptors, aka, Raiders of Atlantis, was released in 1982/83 in the UK on videotape, but is still unavailable on DVD as a mainstream release. The version available in a recent Grindhouse collection in the US is poorly transferred from VHS and in full screen.

Plot[edit]

After the bungled attempt to raise a sunken Russian Sub, two Vietnam-vets and several scientists face a battle for survival against descendants of Atlantis' original race, when the Lost Continent emerges in the Caribbean. The murderous road-warrior, Atlanteans set out killing everyone in sight. It is up to Mike, Washington and Dr. Cathy Rollins to uncover the secret behind of Atlantis and use it against them in order to stop the apocalyptic rampage.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Christopher Connelly Mike Ross
Gioia Scola Dr. Cathy Rollins
Tony King Mohammed/Washington
Stefano Mingardo Klaus Nemnez
Ivan Rassimov Bill Cook
Giancarlo Prati Frank
Bruce Baron Crystal Skull
George Hilton Professor Peter Saunders
Mike Monty George
Michele Soavi James
Adriana Giuffrè
Maurizio Fardo Larry Stoddard
Lewis E. Ciannelli Oil Rig Commander
John Vasallo Manuel
James Demby
Gudrun Schmeissner
Benedetta Fantoli
Gianni Franco
Ruggero Deodato Oil Rig Assistant
Rocco Lerro Raider in Helicopter
Benito Pacifico Thug at Mansion
Angelo Ragusa Motorcycle Raider w/headband

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