Battle Beneath the Earth


1h 23m 1968
Battle Beneath the Earth

Brief Synopsis

Communist Chinese invade the U.S. by burrowing beneath the Pacific.

Film Details

Genre
Sci-Fi
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 15 May 1968
Production Company
Cherokee Productions; DDD Productions; Reynolds--Vetter Productions
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Synopsis

Scientist Arnold Kramer's theory that an enemy power is digging a complex of tunnels beneath United States soil is verified by findings of the Los Alamos Atomic Detection Center. The Pentagon determines that the Communist Chinese are building the subterranean network and orders Comdr. Jonathan Shaw to help Kramer avert disaster. Their assignment is to prevent the Chinese from detonating the stockpiled nuclear weapons that they have delivered into the tunnels by a single supply shaft under the Pacific Ocean. After Shaw has set up his staff, including geologist Tila Yung, inside an extinct Hawaiian volcano, he prepares to attack the Chinese supply tunnel, while Kramer builds a borer equipped with a laser beam head. Before the mission can be accomplished, however, Shaw, Kramer, Tila Yung, and the others are captured by General Chan Lu. Kramer heroically gives his life to save the others, who escape. Shaw then activates the mechanism on one of the nuclear weapons, and a tremendous blast erupts inside the tunnel, destroying the Chinese forces and creating an enormous mushroom cloud over the Pacific.

Film Details

Genre
Sci-Fi
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 15 May 1968
Production Company
Cherokee Productions; DDD Productions; Reynolds--Vetter Productions
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Released in Great Britain ca1969; running time: 83 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 31, 1967

Released in United States Winter December 31, 1967