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

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

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17 November 1996 (USA)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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The lines Captain Smith recites on the bridge, "Low, low, breathe and blow / Wind of the western sea / Over the rolling waters go / Come from the dying moon, and blow" are from the poem "The Princess: Sweet and Low" by Alfred Lord Tennyson. See more »

Goofs

Isabella Paradine is shown walking up a wooden staircase into a sort of cafe. There was no such staircase on the ship. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Version of S.O.S. Titanic (1979) See more »

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Music by Scott Joplin
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus
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Better than I expected
6 December 1999 | by (Calgary, Canada) – See all my reviews

This made-for-TV version of the famous disaster actually stands up fairly well against its $200 million James Cameron counterpart. The effects are good - and in a few cases even on par with Cameron's version. Indeed, watching the two films back to back, you might be surprised at the similarities between the two versions, at least during some key moments. Both have steerage party scenes, for instance. The cast is generally strong too, particularly Catherine Zeta Jones in one of her first lead performances, and George C. Scott as Capt. Smith. But where Titanic (1996) hits all the wrong notes is in a poorly conceived subplot involving a crooked crewmember (Tim Curry). His character doesn't really belong here, and his villainous actions get to be quite shocking near the end ... it takes away from the human drama of the doomed people on the ship and actually comes close to ruining the movie (though no fault of actor Tim Curry, who turns in a great performance). If you only have time to see one super-long movie based on the disaster, see the Cameron film - if you've got time to see two, this one is worth the rental.


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