Lost City Raiders

Synopsis: In 2048, global warming caused the sea level to raise high above most cities. John Kubiak runs a salvage business with his adopted orphan sons, cocky Jack and erudite, cautious Thomas. Yet top priority, above profit, is a secret project for New Vatican cardinal Battaglia which even the boys only learn about when it kills John. It's retrieving the pharaonic scepter of Sobek, according to legend commanding the sea-level. The Kubiaks' ruthless rival in this relic hunt is against real estate super-tycoon Nicholas Filiminov, who also recruited Jack's ex, Giovanna Becker, by promising to finance her geological sea control research.
Director(s): Jean de Segonzac
Production: Tandem Communications
90 min


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When I was a kid I remember

everybody talking about global warming..

There were plenty of theories

on how fast it would come

how bad it would get.

But nobody was prepared for

what actually happened.

The called it "the Rising".

15 meters of water in a couple of years.

It all started with the melting

of the icecaps.

Massive earthquakes released

hot underground water tables,

which just heated everything up even faster.

30 Years later,

less than 10% of the earth is habitable,

and the water keeps on rising.

That's the world my boys were born into.

We've made a life for ourselves,

salvaging the lost cities.

But I want more for them.

I want 'em to see the world the way it used to be.

If the legends are true, there's only

one thing that can stop the rising,

and I've spent most of my life searching for it.

I just hope to God I find it soon,

before there's nothing left to save.

February, 2048 we were salvaging

the Los Angeles basin,

and I told my boys it was almost a routine dive,

but the truth was my search was almost over.

What's taking so long, Jack?

Well, I had a little trouble getting in

through the window but I'm in the room now

The safe should be in plain sight.

Built into the bookshelf.

Roger that.

- Can you get it open?

- She's playing hard to get.

Well, hurry it up. The sun's almost here

and we don't have a permit for this dive.

Okay, come on, baby.

Open up for daddy.

Just needed a little sweet talkin'.

Hate to tell ya, pa, but if there's

a book in here, it's turned into muck.

No, it would've been waterproof

Right as always.

Got it!

Good job Jack

Now, get back up here before we get caught.

- Relax pa, everything's under control.

- Yeah, I've heard that one before.

Oh, come on, Thomas.

I can't check on the authorities

without my sonar, without my radar.

Pa, I really need some new equipment.

I hope this job is paying well.

There are more important

things in life than money, son.

Another gratis job?

That's great. Great, pa.

Pa, can you remind me again

why I'm risking my life for no money?

You're only risking the boat being confiscated

If you don't get backup here now, Jack

not your life.

Uh, yes, he is risking his life.

Move it Jack. That's an order.

There's somethin' comin' your way.

I don't see any police subs.

This isn't a sub, Jack.

It's moving too fast.

It could be one of those,

uh, mutant sharks up from San Onofre.

- Oh, as a matter of fact, I do see something.

- What is it?

a souvenir.

Damn it, Jack. Listen to me.

There's something 20 degrees north of you,

bearing down fast,

and it's big.

We're talking "eat you for lunch" big.

Ah, It's probably just a school of Yellowtail..

Or maybe not.

we're gonna drop you the line now.

Here we go, again.

pull, Tommy!

Okay, got it.

Get the winch.

All set, pa

Go, go, go!

ok, go! go!

come on, Jack.

That shark must've eaten

a whole nuclear reactor.

- what?

- You think this is funny?

Jack, I got 84 stitches

thanks to you screwing around.

- Come on Thomas, you know that was an accident.

- No, it wasn't an accident, it was your fault.

Pa, one of these days

he's gonna get us all killed.

Look at that.

When are you gonna learn, Jack? You only risk

your life when it's something important.

- That sign's worth real money.

- Oh, yeah.

There ya go.

Pull anchor.

We're headin' for new Rome immediately.

New Rome?

What's so important about that book?

Let's see what we got.

Oh yeah.

At least wasn't a total wash out =====

Come on pa, I mean, you've been promising us

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