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A research facility becomes a death trap, and only an untested Navy vessel can save the day in this adventure drama. A team of scientists led by Hal Hamilton (Michael J. Reynolds) is studying marine life in an underwater research station called Sealab. Shortly before the Sealab crew are scheduled to return to the surface, a massive underwater earthquake strands them at the bottom of the ocean. Project director Dr. Andrews (Walter Pidgeon), who had often fought to support the Sealab project against funding coordinator Norton Shepherd (Ed McGibbon), knows that he must act quickly to save the lives of those on board; he recruits Cmdr. Adrian Blake (Ben Gazzara) to use his new experimental submarine to find the Sealab and rescue the crew. Joining Blake on his mission are veteran sailor "Mack" McKay (Ernest Borgnine), his assistant Bob Cousins (Donnelly Rhodes), and Leah Jansen (Yvette Mimieux), a respected scientist and Hamilton's bride-to-be. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Ben Gazzara
as Cmdr. Adrian Blake
Yvette Mimieux
as Leah Jansen
Walter Pidgeon
as Dr. Samuel Andrews
Ernest Borgnine
as Don "Mack" MacKay
Chris Wiggens
as Capt. Williams
Donnelly Rhodes
as Cousin
Les Carlson
as Briggs
Richard Whelan
as Radio Officer
Michael J. Reynolds
as Hamilton
David Yorston
as Stephens
Ken Pogue
as Thomas
Frank Perry
as Sub Captain
Stuart Gillard
as Bradley
Ed McGibbon
as Norton Shepherd
Les Carlson
as Briggs
David Yorston
as Stephens
Frank Perry
as Sub Captain
Stuart Gillard
as Bradley
Michael J. Reynolds
as Hamilton
Richard Whelan
as Radio Officer
Ken Pogue
as Thomas

Crew

Daniel Petrie
Director
Sandy Howard
Producer
Sanford Howard
Producer
David Perlmutter
Producer
Harold Greenberg
Producer
Harry Makin
Cinematographer
Lamar Boren
Cinematographer
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Stan Cole
Editor
Jack McAdam
Production Designer
Ed Watkins
Set Designer
Ken Heeley-Ray
Sound/Sound Designer
Des Dollery
Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Ernst
First Assistant Director
Samuel Jephcott
Production Manager
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