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Hello Down There1969

Hello Down There (1969)





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When irascible boss T.R. Hollister (Jim Backus) threatens to pull the plug on an underwater environmental living project, employee Fred Miller (Tony Randall) and his wife, Vivian (Janet Leigh), take their family down in the deep to live for 30 days. With all the modern conveniences of a home on land, the family even invites a rock & roll band to get down and record. Merv Griffin (himself) arranges an underwater interview for his television show while Mel Cheever (Ken Berry) schemes to get Fred's job back on dry land. Two of the Miller kids, Lorrie (Kay Cole) and Tommy (Gary Tigerman), join three others (Richard Dreyfuss, Roddy McDowall, and Lou Wagner) in the rock band. Friendly dolphins fend of shark attacks as the land sharks try to scuttle the underwater project in this family film. Music is provided by Jeff Barry.

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Tony Randall
as Fred Miller
Janet Leigh
as Vivian Miller
Jim Backus
as T.R. Hollister
Roddy McDowall
as Nate Ashbury
Charlotte Rae
as Myrtle Ruth
Ken Berry
as Cheever
Merv Griffin
as Himself
Kay Cole
as Lorrie Miller
Richard Dreyfuss
as Harold Webster
Lou Wagner
as Marvin Webster
Lee Meredith
as Dr. Wells
Bruce Gordon
as Adm. Sheridan
Frank Schuller
as Alan Briggs
Henny Backus
as Mrs. Webster
Bud Hoey
as Mr. Webster
Charles G. Martin
as Chief Petty Officer
Charles Martin
as Chief Petty Officer
Frank Logan
as Captain
Andrew Jarrell
as Radio Man
Lora Kaye
as Secretary
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Critic Reviews for Hello Down There

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

The dolphins get all the lines. A pity they didn't write them.

December 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Hilariously goofy attempt by Hollywood to be "with-it"

August 26, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Hello Down There

This movie has an excellent cast and an interesting story, but it gets way too silly sometimes especially the songs. For the most part it's funny, though. Overall I enjoyed it, and if you like funny and interesting movies check it out.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


"Little goldfish, where you going to? Little goldfish, let me swim along with you. Little goldfish, we could have a whale of a time. Doo-doo-doo Put your fin in mine. Doo-doo-doo..." -Thanks to Hello Down There this goofy song has been stuck in my head since 1969!

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Stupid, it's a shame to see talented performers trapped in junk like this!

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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