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Titanic (1996)

TV Mini-Series  |  PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, History
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The story of the 1912 sinking of the largest luxury liner ever built, the tragedy that befell over two thousand of the rich and famous as well as of the poor and unknown passengers aboard the doomed ship.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Wynn Park (2 episodes, 1996)
 Captain Edward J. Smith (2 episodes, 1996)
 Isabella Paradine (2 episodes, 1996)
 Hazel Foley (2 episodes, 1996)
 Simon Doonan (2 episodes, 1996)
 J. Bruce Ismay (2 episodes, 1996)
 Bess Allison (2 episodes, 1996)
 Molly Brown (2 episodes, 1996)
 Jamie Perse (2 episodes, 1996)
Sonsee Neu ...
 Aase Ludvigsen (2 episodes, 1996)
Felicity Waterman ...
 Alice Cleaver (2 episodes, 1996)
 First Officer William Murdoch (2 episodes, 1996)
 Second Officer Charles Lightoller (2 episodes, 1996)
 Fifth Officer Harold Lowe (2 episodes, 1996)
Terence Kelly ...
 Captain Arthur Henry Rostron (2 episodes, 1996)
Scott Hylands ...
 John Jacob Astor IV (2 episodes, 1996)
Janne Mortil ...
 Madeline Astor (2 episodes, 1996)
 Clarinda Jack (2 episodes, 1996)
 Black Billy Jack (2 episodes, 1996)


The plot focuses on the romances of two couples upon the doomed ship's maiden voyage. Isabella Paradine (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is a wealthy woman mourning the loss of her aunt, who reignites a romance with former flame Wynn Park (Peter Gallagher). Meanwhile, a charming ne'er-do-well named Jamie Perse (Mike Doyle) steals a ticket for the ship, and falls for a sweet innocent Irish girl on board. But their romance is threatened by the villainous Simon Doonan (Tim Curry), who has discovered about the ticket and makes Jamie his unwilling accomplice, as well as having sinister plans for the girl. Written by Anonymous

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Will the captain go down with the ship? Who among the passengers will survive? Tonight, the courage and character of those on board is put to the test. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexual assault and other violent areas | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Титаник  »

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

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| (DVD) | (video release) | (cut)

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Did You Know?


Some smaller foreign video distributors marketed this mini-series as a sequel to James Cameron's Titanic (1997). See more »


The Southampton crowd is seen waving off the Titanic from the starboard side. In reality, they did so on the port side. See more »


J. Bruce Ismay: Lower away! Lower away!
Fifth Officer Harold Lowe: If you'll get the hell out of the way, they'd be able to do something!
J. Bruce Ismay: You're not going fast enough, quick up! Quick up!
Fifth Officer Harold Lowe: If they go any faster they'll drown the whole lot of them!
J. Bruce Ismay: Do you know who I am?
Fifth Officer Harold Lowe: I don't care if you're the bloody Prince of Wales, you move back or I'll knock your teeth down your throat!
J. Bruce Ismay: Don't point your finger at me, young man!
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Version of Titanic (1997) See more »


Waltz of the Flowers
from "The Nutcracker Suite"
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus
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8 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It isn't great, but I was impressed by the overall project. It is overlong, with a somewhat corny script and some of the actors don't convince. The rape scene halfway through was very brutal, and perhaps inappropriate. Some people say this is historically inaccurate, but I need to check my history. The performances are good generally with some exceptions (Catherine Zeta Jones is lovely here), the costumes are nice and the special effects for a TV mini series were close to superb. George C.Scott is a brilliant actor, and he was quite good here. Tim Curry, as a villain likewise. Though both men have been better. I wasn't entirely convinced by Ase and Jamie's romance, as it was basically a retread of the James Cameron blockbuster, which also suffers from its length. The music is also good( my music teacher hates the 1997 film's music) and this is the first adaptation when the ship breaks into two, which was nicely done. Not a bad attempt! 7/10 Bethany Cox

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