Goliath Awaits (1981)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama  |  11 November 1981 (USA)
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During World War II the passenger liner "Goliath" is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cabot
John McKenzie
Adm. Wiley Sloan
Ronald Bentley
Dr. Sam Marlowe
Cmdr. Jeff Selkirk
Dan Wesker
Dr. Goldman
Sen. Oliver Bartholomew
Mrs. Bartholomew
Duncan Regehr ...
Paul Ryker
Lea McKenzie
Lew Bascomb
George Innes ...
Dave Winter
Lori Lethin ...


During World War II the passenger liner "Goliath" is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades they build a rigidly regulated society completely isolated from the surface world, until in contemporary times a diving team begins to explore the wreck. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The depth of danger is measured in blood... See more »






Release Date:

11 November 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goliath - Sensation nach 40 Jahren  »

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Scenes of the U-Boat underwater and of the U-Boat crew preparing to attack the RMS Goliath were taken from the film "The Enemy Below". See more »


Adm. Wiley Sloan: 337 people... after 40 years? I'll be damned.
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Referenced in Intimate Portrait: Emma Samms (2002) See more »


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Written by George Duning
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Lost Gem
23 April 2003 | by (san diego, CA) – See all my reviews

I remember this when it premiered in Nov. of 1981 when I was in the 7th grade. I remember the specifics very well, however other reviewers are wrong about a few of the facts. First off Christopher Lee's character was NOT the captain, he was the third officer of the ship and was in charge of the engine room. Second, the movie was not made to be a horror flick. I remember the T.V. Guide writeup about it then and it is a Mystery-Suspense story. Overall a very cool movie that had an interesting premise of what if? What if the Queen Mary sank or the Queen Elizabeth sank and what would the people be like after 40 years of isolation from the world. Lee is the most noteable when it comes to the acting. I like the other actors in the film but I will say that Mark Harmon, who is a good actor, in this one really overacted a few times. All in all a great story, decent acting and cool sets.

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