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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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
While largely dismissed in the United States and England as an inferior low-budget imitation of James Cameron's blockbuster (this film entered preproduction as Cameron's film was being shot), the 1996 mini-series remains very popular in Europe and Asia. 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 »
Not only did you stop your engines, you reversed them! She would have turned much more quickly the greater the forward motion!
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This was incomparably better than the glitzy, overhyped, award-winning movie of the same title that came out the following year. It's unfortunate that a first-class piece of work like this is virtually overlooked, while another movie that has nothing to offer but multimillion-dollar special effects and a silly, inaccurate, unrealistic story received so much attention and praise.
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