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Raise the Titanic (1980)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Gene Seagram
Dana Archibald
John Bigalow
Captain Prevlov
Master Chief Vinnie Walker
Captain Joe Burke
Admiral Kemper
Robert Broyles ...
CIA Director Nicholson
Harvey Lewis ...

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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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Release Date:

1 August 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La guerre des abĂ®mes  »

Box Office


$36,000,000 (estimated)


$7,000,000 (USA)

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| (Ontario) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Towards the end of the film, Seagram calls the Sicilian Defense System the "Caesarian Defense System." See more »


John Bigalow: [Holds Titanic's pennant] I took the pennant off her before she went down.
[Hands it over to Pitt]
John Bigalow: If you manage to bring her up again, maybe you'd put it back where it belongs.
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Pegasus (1994) See more »

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User Reviews

phwa hahaha!!,actually,its not that bad.
8 November 1998 | by (Somerset,England.) – See all my reviews

This is,to put it bluntly,not the best film in the world,but then again it's not the worst,I know it didn't do very well at the box-office,and I can't say that I found it as edge-of-the-seat viewing.To give you an idea of what this film is like, one of the reasons people may want to see this flim is,of course,the raising of the Titanic,then when you see that the Titanic doesn't look like it has descended 2and a half miles down and then stayed there,it just looks like nobodys cleaned for a while,I mean the masts and rigging are still intact!!I know the wreck wasn''t found for another five or six years,but even a t.v. weather girl could work out that they might have fallen down in the sinking + descent!!!I suppose the ship being in one piece is excusable,but they could have given it some scientific thought!!But,if you're bored,nothing to do,tumble weed blowing across your social life ,then dim the lights,find a comfy chair and enjoy this tacky cheese-fest!!

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