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Goliath Awaits (1981)

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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(teleplay) (as Richard Bluel), (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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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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Miracle of survival or underwater hell? See more »


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11 November 1981 (USA)  »

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'Goliat' czeka  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the submersibles at the end is the Alvin, the sub that Bob Ballard first explored Titanic in, when he first discovered the ship in 1986. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. McKenzie is talking with the aquaculturist about the size of a fish, the latter's lip movements don't match up with the voice. See more »

Quotes

Ronald Bentley: [explaining his reason for staying behind] You people mentioned you watched my old films on television. That was the real me... young, vibrant, everybody's hero. The way I want to be remembered. Every good actor knows when it's time to get off. But, do let my agent know, will you, old chap?
Cmdr. Jeff Selkirk: Yes, sir. The William Morris Agency.
Ronald Bentley: You remembered! I always did have trouble with my lines. Much preferred swordplay.
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Connections

Edited from The Last Voyage (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen
Performed by the Ovaltineys
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The father of BIOSHOCK
3 May 2011 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I saw that movie 20 years ago, so I don't remember it too much, excepted that the idea of the sunk ship was damn good. Many years ago I played and loved the BIOSHOCK video game, an absolute must have. I then realized that its story was so near from that "old movie I had seen late one evening". In fact the mythic BIOSHOCK largely relies on GOLIATH AWAITS, that makes out of this movie a real MUST HAVE !

All BIOSHOCK elements are in the movie : Graphic style are comparable though not identical (BIOSHOCK is "art deco", GOLIATH is 1930s style), atmosphere is dense, there is an "end of the world" feeling, the boss is a "bad guy", life of peoples is awful, its cruel, dark, gloomy ....

It's not at all official that GOLIATH AWAITS is the main inspiration of BIOSHOCK, but for one knowing this game there is absolutely no doubt. And there is no shame to have taken ideas from GOLIATH AWAITS, the movie has so many good ones. A remake would be welcome. What is funny is that GOLIATH became a game ... that will become a movie ! !


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