FANTASTIC VOYAGE

(1966 Science Fiction)





Even though the audience saw us in the miniaturized sub in the human body,
we were actually suspended on flying ballet wires that held us up over the stages at
20th Century Fox. What began as a company joke about not drinking too much tea
in the morning turned out to be alarmingly true. Once they got you up there, they would
not let you down for anything--not even to go to the loo.


---Donald Pleasence



ALTERNATE TITLES:

MICROSCOPIA
STRANGE JOURNEY
VIAGGIO ALLUCINANTE (Italian title)



CAST AND CREW:

STEPHEN BOYD (Grant)
RAQUEL WELCH (Cora Peterson)
EDMOND O'BRIEN (General Alan Carter)
DONALD PLEASENCE (Dr. Michaels)
ARTHUR O'CONNELL (Colonel Donald Reid)
ARTHUR KENNEDY (Dr. Peter Duval)
WILLIAM REDFIELD (Captain Bill Owens)
JEAN DEL VAL (Jan Benes)
BARRY COE (Communications Aide)
JAMES BROLIN (Technician)

Directed by RICHARD FLEISCHER
Written by HARRY KLEINER
(Based on a story by OTTO KLEMENT and JAY LEWIS BIXBY)
Produced by SAUL DAVID



SYNOPSIS:

A medical team is shrunken down to microscopic size and transplanted into the body of an important scientist, so they can remove a life-threatening blood clot from his brain.



PLEASENCE'S CHARACTER:

Pleasence plays Dr. Michaels---the head of the medical team.



PORTRAITS AND STILLS:

  • DONALD PLEASENCE AS DR. MICHAELS
  • PLEASENCE KNOCKS WILLIAM REDFIELD UNCONSCIOUS
  • THE PROTEUS AND ITS CREW
    Photos courtesy of Tim Murphy

  • STEPHEN BOYD, RAQUEL WELCH, ARTHUR KENNEDY, REDFIELD, AND PLEASENCE
  • PLEASENCE BEGINS TO BECOME CONCERNED

  • PLEASENCE GETS INTO A STICKY SITUATION
    Photo courtesy of Tim Murphy and John Ellis



    SCREEN CAPTURES:

  • BOYD AND KENNEDY TRY TO CALM PLEASENCE
  • BOYD AND PLEASENCE
  • PLEASENCE, BOYD, AND WELCH
    Images captured by Christopher Weedman



    REVIEWS:

  • BOSLEY CROWTHER (The New York Times)
  • BRENDAN GILL (The New Yorker)



    VIDEO/LASER DISC/DVD AVAILABILITY:

    NTSC VIDEO TO BUY---AMAZON.COM
    NTSC VIDEO TO RENT---BEST VIDEO
    PAL VIDEO TO BUY---BLACK STAR



    BOOK AVAILABILITY:

    PAPERBACK BY ISSAC ASIMOV TO BUY---AMAZON.COM



    STAR LINKS:

  • RAQUEL WELCH



    FILM LINKS:

  • INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE



    Photos 1966 TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX FILM CORPORATION. All Rights Reserved.

    Logo designed by Karen Rappaport






    [ FILM | HOME ]