Fantastic Voyage

Is there an alternate route?
We can go forward on this course but...
that means going directly through the heart.

No, we can't do that either.
We decided in the briefing.

This craft couldn't stand the turbulence.
It would be a hundred times worse
than the whirlpool.

That's just dandy!
We can't go forward and we can't go back.

There's only one thing we can do.
Call off the mission.

We've no choice. We've got to take them out.
No. We've still got 51 minutes. Leave 'em in.
But it's hopeless.
They can't go back and they can't go on.

There's no choice but to remove them.
Not until the last second. We gotta
think of something to save the situation.

Proteus reports trapped in venous system.
Requests removal, sir.

Well, there it is.
What do I tell them, General?
Without killing him,
how long could we stop his heart?

- The less time the better.
- I know, but what's the maximum?

In his comatose state and
everything slowed down,

no more than 60 seconds.
At top speed, adjusting distance
for degree of miniaturisation,

that sub should get through the heart
in exactly 57 seconds.

That's only three seconds to revive him.
What are the problems involved
in stopping the heart?

Nothing - compared with starting it up again.
We're wasting time. Let's get on with it.
Message to Proteus.
- Cardiac red alert.
- Maintaining maximum speed,

the sub should get through the heart
in 57 seconds.

This will allow us three seconds to spare
in which to revive him.

To minimise the turbulence
we will have to arrest the heart.

Prepare for cardiac shock. Remove the radar.
The Proteus will proceed
to the entrance of the right atrium,