Crack in the World (1965)

Crack in the World (1965)





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In this sci-fi drama, a well-meaning old scientist makes a terrible mistake while searching for a way to get at the magma lying near the center of the earth. They begin drilling into the crust, but something goes wrong and an enormous crack appears, threatening to destroy the planet.
Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Paramount Pictures

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Dana Andrews
as Dr. Stephen Sorenson
Janette Scott
as Dr. Maggie Sorenson
Alexander Knox
as Sir Charles Eggerston
Kieron Moore
as Dr. Ted Rampion
Peter Damon
as Masefield
Gary Lasdun
as Markov
Mike Steen
as Steele
Todd Martin
as Simpson
Jim Gillen
as Rand
Alfred Brown
as Dr. Bill Evans
Sydna Scott
as Angela
John Karlsen
as Dr. Reynolds
Ben Tatar
as Indian Ambassador
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Critic Reviews for Crack in the World

All Critics (1)

Ficção bem realizada que, apesar de datada em vários aspectos, permanece incômoda e tensa ainda hoje.

January 12, 2004
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for Crack in the World


Bad, bad movie but you can't turn it off. A typical 1960's end of the world flick it pits the optimism of the 1960's that science will cure everything agaist the 1950's nightmare paranois that shooting nuclear missles deep into a volcano is a very, very bad idea. Would not be surprised if this film probably inspired Roland Emerich disaster flicks. If you like this genre you'll have a lot of fun.

Bobby Diablo
Bobby Diablo

Global disaster movie 60's style. The movie never quiet gets away from the campy unreality of the 50's sci-fi movie while playing the material completely straight. The less than logical plot fails to explore the world ending ramifications they set in motion in favour of dwelling on the mighty minds who can save the day and their relationships. Still above average for the time and genre but unsatisfying all the same.

Mark Nash
Mark Nash

So the science portion in this science fiction/end-of-the-world-disaster/melodrama is a bit... dated (to be kind... as we now know there's quite a few cracks in the world) it's pretty thrilling and the ending, consisting of a new Earth satellite being born out of a huge chunk of planet being hurled into space, is just plain awesome.

Vincent Pesce
Vincent Pesce

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