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)
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 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)
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 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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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Sunrise on April 14 at a latitude near 40 degrees north would be before 5:30 am local solar time. It is shown as occurring at 7:00 am, impossible by any reasonable clock setting. (Daylight Saving Time was not in use in 1912.) See more »

Quotes

Captain Smith: [Talking to Officer Harold Lowe on the ship in Southampton] Now I'm afraid I must face the most perilous part of the voyage: meeting all of those reporters.
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Music by Scott Joplin
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus
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Not too, too bad
18 July 2003 | by (Ontario) – See all my reviews

The thing with this film is it had good points and it had bad points. Some of the good points are that there were aspects to this film that were far more realistic than James Cameron's. For instance, the young rogue that sneaks onto the ship does so not by winning a suspensful hand of poker, but by stealing the tickets when his drinking buddy has passed out for the evening. This is also the same young rogue who steals a jacket to get into the first-class dining room and then procedes to pick-pocket some of the passengers, starting with John Jacob Astor. The crooked crew member (played by Tim Curry) was a nice touch. And the rape scene was a gritty touch of realism, though painful to watch. And yes folks, stuff like that does, and did happen in real life. This film DID focus on real people that were on the ship, though not neccessarily the same ones as James Cameron. That is neither a good or bad thing, that is what you call a creative decision. For instance, we get a casual glimpse into JJ Astor's Young wife's life through Catherine Zeta-Jones' character, who is in a similar situation. They are friends and have a conversation about it. This makes it feel much more natural than Rose's hurried pointing around the room under the thin guise of gossip.

The thing with the Allisons' maid was interesting- the maid did, in fact, take the baby and get in a life boat, without the mother's consent, causing the parents and their little girl to roam the ship looking for them until it went down. Whether the maid was actually crazy was anybody's guess, but it was an interesting choice of plot in this film. Though just a touch too ridiculous. Captin Smith, though he had a famous actor behind him, was a little off character I thought. He had too much initiative. I'm not using James Cameron's portrayal as a basis for comparison, but Captain Smith, though he had years of sea-faring behind him, had had very little experience with intense situations of that sort and was actually very unprepared for the disaster. He didn't think anything could possibly happen on that voyage. I like Molly Brown better, I don't know why. And I really like the last shot of the first part (cause this was a TV flick)- when the people are kicking the ice around on deck, the camera focuses to the forground where someone has placed a champagne glass on the railing. It slowly slides down the now slight incline and smashes to pieces on the deck. When I saw that, I felt it was worth watching. Overall, this film, was, well, a TV film. Meaning it wasn't that great. But it wasn't that bad either.


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