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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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Dr. Gene Seagram
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Dana Archibald
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John Bigalow
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Captain Prevlov
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Master Chief Vinnie Walker
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Captain Joe Burke
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Admiral Kemper
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Marganin
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Merker
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Willis
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CIA Director Nicholson
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Bohannon
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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 said that God himself couldn't sink it. Now they say that no man could raise it. See more »


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1 August 1980 (USA)  »

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La guerre des abîmes  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,000,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lew Grade later wrote that he "thought the movie was quite good" particularly enjoying the actual raising of the Titanic and the scene where Dirk Pitt walks into the wrecked ballroom. He blamed the failure of the film in part on the release of S.O.S. Titanic (1979). See more »

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When Pitt brings forward raising the Titanic, he says the explosive charges will be detonated eight seconds apart. The explosions are random, except the last two, which occur less than a second apart. See more »

Quotes

John Bigalow: It's an odd thing, you know. I've had a few ships shot out from under me. More than my share. Three in the 1914-18 fracas, and two in 39-45. But all anybody ever asks me about is the Titanic.
Dirk Pitt: [laughs] And now I'm doing the same thing.
John Bigalow: And you're lucky you came to the right man!
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Why Cussler Doesn't Do Movies
31 August 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

Inexplicably bad adaption of Clive Cussler's novel, the failure of this movie may be in its focus on an actual historical event. Most of Cussler's novels revolve around odd sinkings and lost-at-sea type events: perhaps this movie couldn't stand up to the scrutiny that accompanies any Titanic -based project. Richard Jordan is badly miscast (as is Jason Robards). Cussler's novels would make excellent Bond-type big budget movies in the right hands, but here Jerry Jameson and the writers managed to suck anything interesting out of Cussler's entertaining original work.


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