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
Duncan Regehr ...
Paul Ryker
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Lea McKenzie
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Lew Bascomb
George Innes ...
Dave Winter
Lori Lethin ...
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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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11 November 1981 (USA)  »

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'Goliat' czeka  »

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When Jean Marsh appeared on the Tonight Show to promote the movie, Johnny Carson was extremely skeptical the movie's scenario could actually take place. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning one of the techs has a side-scan sonar image of the R.M.S. Goliath in profile, as if were laying on its side. We later see that the Goliath is upright on the ocean floor. See more »

Quotes

John McKenzie: I propose a deal. If your admiral will call off this ill-advised rescue mission, I will deliver this packet to you immediately.
Cmdr. Jeff Selkirk: Otherwise?
John McKenzie: Otherwise, I will reveal its contents to the entire world.
Cmdr. Jeff Selkirk: Mr. McKenzie, you're a great man, sir. A lesser man could never have done what you've done and hold it all together as long as you have. However, your bargain is beneath contempt. The President of the United States will reject it. Admiral Sloan will reject it. And I for them, here and now, reject it.
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Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen
Performed by the Ovaltineys
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A Classic
29 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

WPIX (Channel 11 in NYC) used to show this movie when I was a kid and I always loved it. WPIX had all those schlocky graphics for their 8 O'clock movie. I also recall them showing this on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. I think I saw it about 4 times in total.

Fascinating story.

I haven't seen it in 20 years probably but would love to see it again.

I loved the music -- there was some big band numbers that they tended to repeat over and over again -- presumably because they were the only songs they knew how to play.

I seem to recall the production quality was a bit weak but it was pure fantasy so who really cared.


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