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Raise the Titanic (1980)

 -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  1 August 1980 (USA)
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To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.

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A group of Americans are interested in raising the ill-fated Ocean liner Titanic. One of the team members finds out the Russians also have plans to raise the ship from its watery grave. Why all the interest ? A rare mineral on board could be used to power a sound beam that will knock any missile out of the air when entering us airspace. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Once they said God himself couldn't sink her. Then they said no man on earth could reach her. Now - you will be there when we Raise The Titanic See more »


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$36,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of the fictitious rare radioactive mineral was Byzanium. See more »

Goofs

Bigalow tells Pitt the byzanium was carried in "cargo hold number nine," and that Brewster had forced Bigalow to take him there. The Titanic had only two numbered cargo holds, plus the mail hold. See more »

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Dr. Gene Seagram: Dirk Pitt... What kind of name is that? Sounds like a pirate.
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"The movie equivalent of the Millennium Dome!"
28 April 2004 | by (Poole, Dorset) – See all my reviews

US Naval Intelligence attempts to raise the Titanic, the ocean-liner that sank on her maiden voyage in 1912. It is believed that her cargo contains rare minerals that will enable the Americans to perfect a defense system completely resistant to enemy missiles.

A film which cost $40,000,000 to make, was hyped as a blockbuster and then tripped the flop fantastic when it took a lousy $7,000,000 at the box-office. Hardly surprising because it is very thinly plotted (there's barely enough plot to make a b-movie), the acting is indifferent and above all it's just an unbearably tedious way of passing the time. It really does make one wonder why they spent so much time and money making so very little. I would place this on my list of movies that I love to hate when I call it the movie equivalent of the Millennium Dome, and just to add to the insult, they should have put sprocket holes on all the hype and thrown the picture away.


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