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Goliath Awaits (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Peter Cabot
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John McKenzie
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Adm. Wiley Sloan
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Ronald Bentley
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Dr. Sam Marlowe
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Cmdr. Jeff Selkirk
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Dan Wesker
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Dr. Goldman
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Sen. Oliver Bartholomew
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Mrs. Bartholomew
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Paul Ryker
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Lea McKenzie
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Lew Bascomb
George Innes ...
Dave Winter
Lori Lethin ...
Maria
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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 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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ship | murder | diver | sea | closed society | See more »

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The scenes of the "Goliath" at sea are taken from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). The model was first used in Titanic (1953), and refurbished to resemble the Queen Mary. See more »

Quotes

Peter Cabot: For years, he's been murdering people, and you've known about it.
Dr. Goldman: No.
Dr. Sam Marlowe: Yes, you have, and you've condoned it.
Dr. Goldman: My father... he started it all. The Supreme Council insisted. When he died, I didn't want to know. I couldn't face the truth.
Dr. Sam Marlowe: So you let Wesker & his thugs do it for you. Just like the Nazis.
Dr. Goldman: It was a matter of survival! There were too many mouths to feed.
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Referenced in Intimate Portrait: Emma Samms (2002) See more »

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Happy Days Are Here Again
performed by the Ovaltineys
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It is an interesting movie, but not a compelling one despite a fine cast of character actors, and one fantastic newcomer,Duncan Regehr!
24 November 2000 | by (San Diego,California) – See all my reviews

This was the film that first introduced me to the actor, Duncan Regehr, who played the leader of the Bow people. His performance and that of Christopher Lee as the conflicted leader of the sunken Goliath were the only bright spots in this sci-fi thriller. It could have been a great picture for the idea was fascinating, but the writing was heavy-handed. Even such top-notched character actors as Jeanette Nolan, John McIntire,John Carradine, and Jean Marsh were hampered by the insipid dialogue. I love Frank Gorshin but his performance here was a comic book caricature and unworthy of him. Both Mark Harmon and Emma Samms were pretty to look at, but bland. Duncan Regehr came across as sexy and powerful, and one of the film's implausibilities was that the heroine would prefer Mark Harmon over him! Duncan Regehr and Christopher Lee, were the only actors who gave a three-dimensional performance to what was written as one-dimensional characters. Still it's not a bad picture-- it is a interesting picture, but not a compelling one!


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