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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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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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Sen. Oliver Bartholomew
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Lea McKenzie
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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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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 »

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Seth: I don't need a list to recognize this one, Peter. 1000 feet long, three stacks. Only one ship she could be. Goliath.
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Edited from The Last Voyage (1960) See more »

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Written by George Duning
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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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