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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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40 years ago it sank, now... Goliath Awaits. See more »


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Goliath - Sensation nach 40 Jahren  »

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The under water scenes of the torpedoes running toward the R.M.S.Goliath were taken from the film "The Enemy Below". See more »

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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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Chilling beginning then sinks.
18 October 1999 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

An ocean liner goes down during WWII and a number of passengers survive and establish a civilization under the sea in the wreck. The film starts out good but then begins to wither. Too many little subplots are injected into the story, which sink it. (No pun intended) It begins to take on a Voyage to the Bottom of The Sea TV series episode type plot and the chilling Twilight Zone potential of the picture is lost. Christopher Lee does a superb job as the ship captain and is the film only really interesting character. A man who has gone from captain of the ship to absolute God in his underwater kingdom. The other characters particularly the Navy personnel who discover the wreck are weak to say the least. John Carradine co-stars as a silent film star who was aboard the liner when it went down and is now revered by the younger generation as one of the `Elders' Frank Gorshin is also aboard as the captains sinister law enforcer.


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