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Undersea Super Train: Marine Express (movie)

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©Tezuka Productions

Alternative title:
Express in Seabed
Kaitei Chō Tokkyū Marine Express (Japanese)
L'Espresso Sottomarino (Italian)
Marine Express
Seabed Express
海底超特急マリン・エクスプレス (Japanese)
Plot Summary: The year is 2002, and the Marine Express, the first underwater train between America and Japan, is ready for its maiden voyage. The chief engineer suspects that the train's test run will be used for illicit purposes and hires private detective Ban Shunsaku. He arrives to his client's mansion only to find that he has just been murdered. Armed with just a glimpse of the murderer's face, Shunsaku boards the Marine Express to get to the bottom of this mystery. This job, however, is much more than what he bargained for, as the train holds secrets beyond anyone's imagination.
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Seen in part or in whole by 44 users, rank: #6708 (of 9585)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.500 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.5993, rank: #5664 (of 9708)
Weighted mean: 6.496 (Decent+), rank: #5645 (of 9708) (seen all: 6.50)
Bayesian estimate: 6.840 (Good), rank: #4021 (of 7289)
Running time: 91 minutes
Vintage: 1979-08-26
Premiere date:
1979-08-26 (Japan)
Opening Theme:
"The Marine Express" by Tommy Snyder
"The Secret of the Sea" by Oliver Onions
Official website:
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Trivia: We have 2
This was the second movie produced for the annual 24-hour charity TV program "Ai wa Chikyu wo Suku", most of which are full of popular characters from Tezuka's works.
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Satoshi Dezaki
Director: Osamu Dezaki
Music: Yuji Ohno
Art Director: Mitsunari Makino
Executive producer: Michitoshi Shimakata
Hidehiko Takei (Nippon Television)
Satoru Yamamoto (Tezuka Production)

Editing: Kazuo Inoue
Mechanical Supervisor: Keizō Shimizu
Music Selection: Seiji Suzuki
Original Storyline: Osamu Tezuka
Akira Yoshikawa (Nippon Television)
Tadahiko Tsuzuki (Nippon Television)
Recording Director: Toshio Sato
Setting Design: Nao Sakaguchi
Junichi Takeoka as Rock Nasenkopf
Kousei Tomita as Shunsaku Ban

Chikao Ohtsuka as Red Credit
Hisashi Katsuta as Dr. Nasenkopf
Kaneta Kimotsuki as Sharaku
Kenji Utsumi as Lamp
Kōichi Chiba as Dondora (Don Dracula)
Kōji Yada as Skunk
Mami Koyama as Mildred Credit
Mari Shimizu as Adam Nasenkopf
Masashi Amenomori as Bunzō Marukubi
Nachi Nozawa as Black Jack
Shun Yashiro as Dewey
Yoshiko Ohta as Sapphire

Eken Mine as Tourist
Isao Sakuma as Announcement
Miina Tominaga as Pinoko
Reiko Yamada as Woman
Shinji Toyota as Kojirō Sasaki
Shunsuke Shima as Group Member
Yūji Fujishiro as Station Master
Japanese companies
English staff
English companies
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English cast
Italian staff
Italian cast
Lino Troisi as Progettista del terno
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga

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