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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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They've found the Titanic. There's just one thing left to do... See more »


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1 August 1980 (USA)  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,000,000 (USA)
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In order to create the look of a ship that had been sitting on the ocean floor for decades, production designer John DeCuir built dams outside the replica vessel's hatches and doorways and then flooded the interior with sea water. See more »

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Bigalow orders a pink gin, which is prepared by warming a brandy glass with your hands, adding a few drops of Angostura Bitters, shaking them out, then adding a single or double optic measure of gin. The glass would never be so full or so richly colored. See more »

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Dirk Pitt: If anything goes wrong, we lose two men and if we don't do anything we lose them anyway. They've got two chances to die and one to live.
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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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