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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997 Hallmark film)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1997 television film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Ben Cross as Captain Nemo. It premiered on March 23, 1997. Based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne, it is most notable for replacing the character of Professor Aronnax's manservant, Conseil, with the Professor's daughter, Sophie, who disguises herself as a boy so that she may accompany her father aboard USS Abraham Lincoln; she becomes the apex of a love triangle involving Captain Nemo and Ned the harpooner. The film was produced by Hallmark Entertainment.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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Written byJoe Wiesenfeld (teleplay)
Jules Verne (novel)
Directed byMichael Anderson
Music byJohn Scott
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Robert Halmi Sr.
Producer(s)John Davis
Joe Wiesenfeld (co-producer)
Production location(s)Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
Red Sea, Israel
CinematographyJames Devis
Alan Hume
Mike Valentine
Editor(s)Jason Krasucki
Running time95 minutes
Production company(s)Hallmark Entertainment
RHI Entertainment
Budget$15,000,000 (estimated)
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseMarch 23, 1997

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