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Raise the Titanic (1980)

PG  |   |  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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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
Robert Broyles ...
Willis
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CIA Director Nicholson
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Bohannon
Harvey Lewis ...
Kiel
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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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mineral | titanic | ship | military | ocean | See All (71) »

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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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Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Elliott Gould was offered the lead role but turned it down. See more »

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When the Titanic sank, its masts and funnels were ripped off and the Grand Staircase's dome imploded. The damage was discovered in 1985, when the wreck was found. It was unknown when the film was released in 1980, and when the novel was published in 1976. 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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Edited into Voyagers!: Voyagers of the Titanic (1983) 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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