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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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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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Peter Cabot
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John McKenzie
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Dr. Goldman
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Sen. Samuel 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
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Bill Sweeney
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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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Portions of the movie were filmed aboard the Queen Mary. See more »

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The "hot tap" shows that the atmosphere of the Goliath is 1 1/2% oxygen, the rest hydrogen. In that atmosphere, the handgun which was fired in the ship would've caused an explosion. See more »

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Paul Ryker: [tapping message from inside Goliath] Goliath. On board, 337. Danger. Air toxic. Beware McKenzie.
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Referenced in Intimate Portrait: Emma Samms (2002) See more »

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Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen
Performed by the Ovaltineys
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Chilling
15 December 1998 | by (Encino, CA) – See all my reviews

I am reaching way back into my memory for this one, for I saw it on T.V. in 1981 and haven't heard anything about it since, except in 1992 when a co-worker and I got on the subject of shipwrecks and somehow we both remembered this movie from our pasts. We were so vague on the details we had both thought it might have been a dream until we corroborated each other's memory!

Brilliant how an "offshoot" society--a microcosm of our own, with all the various social strata--was represented. There was even a sub-sub-society, the "Bow People," who terrorized those in the main part of the ship.

Also, chilling how the ship's brass were "relieved" to find out that Hitler had been defeated--not even realizing that they had established their own police state far below the surface of the ocean!


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