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The Neptune Factor (1973)





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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.


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
Chris Wiggins
as Williams
Ed McGibbon
as Shepherd
David Yorston
as Stephens
Mark Walker
as Moulton
Ken Pogue
as Thomas
Frank Perry
as Sub Captain
Dan MacDonald
as Lt. Hobbs
David Renton
as Warrant Officer
David Mann
as Hawkes
Richard Whelan
as Radio Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Neptune Factor

All Critics (3)

A predictable sci-fi adventure tale with little action.

January 19, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

A dull, lifeless deep-sea rescue adventure. Gray Lady Down tells the same type of story with a lot more conviction and suspense.

June 21, 2007 | Rating: 2/10

More of a relic than a film that has stood the test of time, The Neptune Factor is mainly for those who like to see how filmmaking has evolved over the decades.

June 4, 2007 | Rating: 71/100

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