Cinema: 20,000 Mm. Under the Skin

Fantastic Voyage is the most expensive ($6,500,000) sci-fi spectacle of all time, and maybe the most entertaining since the world was terrorized by a hairy rubber doll named King Kong.

The year is 1995, and the science of micronics has learned how to reduce objects and even people to the size of a bacterium—for 60 minutes. After a Czech scientist discovers how to prolong miniaturization, U.S. agents spirit him across the Atlantic. Alas, before he can explain the discovery, he is attacked by enemy operatives and left in a coma caused by a blood clot in midbrain. Since no conventional operation...

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