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Fantastic Voyage

Released 1966
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox

The story of miniaturized medicos set adrift inside the body of an ailing Russian scientist, Richard Fleischer’s preposterously entertaining film has something for everybody, including enormous balloon-shaped sets and the balloon-shaped Raquel Welch in form-fitting scuba gear. Starring old guard Edmond O’Brien and chiseled ladies’ man Stephen Boyd, this high-tech Saturday matinee garnered unusually good reviews and plenty of action at the box office.

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About Robert Weide

Robert Weide's documentary films include The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell; the Emmy-winning W.C. Fields Straight Up; Mort Sahl: The Loyal Opposition; Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (which won an Emmy Award and was Oscar-nominated); and Woody Allen: A Documentary. He has worked in narrative features as Producer and Writer of Mother Night, Director of How to Lose Friends & Alienate People and Co-Writer of the 2014 adaptation of The Giver. Weide was Executive Producer and principal Director of the HBO series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and created, wrote and directed the 2014 British comedy/drama series Mr. Sloane for Sky Atlantic. He is currently in post-production on a documentary, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time, which he commenced filming in 1988. Weide is the recipient of three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe and a DGA Award.