A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.
Scientist Jan Benes, who knows the secret to keeping soldiers shrunken for an indefinite period, escapes from behind the Iron Curtain with the help of CIA agent Grant. While being transferred, their motorcade is attacked. Benes strikes his head, causing a blood clot to form in his brain. Grant is ordered to accompany a group of scientists as they are miniaturized. The crew has one hour to get in Benes's brain, remove the clot and get out. Written by
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
The jetliner seen in the opening of the film, a TWA 707 registration N746TW, had a long life and carried passengers from 1962-82. It was then mothballed at the Davis-Moncton storage facility and cannibalized for repair parts for the US Air Force fleet of KC-135 tankers. It was eventually scrapped. See more »
Antibodies attack Cora, even though Benes' immune system would never have encountered her before. Antibodies are highly specific to what they bind to, and generally require 5 to 7 days to form against something the immune system has not encountered before. See more »
I don't mean to be inquisitive, but this 'CMDF', for all I know it could stand for the consolidated mobilization of delinquent females.
Combined miniature deterrent forces.
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`Grant, help! My hands are trapped! Get me out!! Get me out!!!'
`Fantastic Voyage' was the first sci-fi movie to employ psychedelic special effects. It was released in 1966 when LSD, hippiedom, and the word "groovy" took America by storm. A medical team in a far-out looking submarine are miniaturized to microscopic size and injected into a scientist's body to fix his brain. They travel through blood plasma, which resembles the inside of a lava lamp. Then they get lost in a rainbow whirlpool and have to journey through the heart, lung, and ear to find their way to the brain. Raquel Welch strips off some of her clothes in one scene, while God and Darwin lock horns in other scenes. God triumphs over Darwin in the end, and we never see Raquel get naked. Rated: Gee
Alan Hale from `Gilligan's Island' was originally cast for `Fantastic Voyage', but was replaced by William Redfield. The actors that star in this film are all dead, except for Raquel Welch.
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