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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »
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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)
Felicity Waterman ...
 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)
Scott Hylands ...
 John Jacob Astor IV (2 episodes, 1996)
Janne Mortil ...
 Madeline Astor (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Clarinda Jack (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Black Billy Jack (2 episodes, 1996)
Kevin Conway ...
 Hudson Allison (2 episodes, 1996)
Devon Hoholuk ...
 Lorraine Allison (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Miss Miller (2 episodes, 1996)
Bernard Cuffling ...
 Etches (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Bride (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Phillips (2 episodes, 1996)
Don MacKay ...
 Mr.Dickie (2 episodes, 1996)
Stephen Dimopoulos ...
 Chief Bell (2 episodes, 1996)
Matthew Walker ...
 Captain Lord (2 episodes, 1996)
Chris Humphreys ...
 First Officer Dean (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Fourth Officer Boxhall (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Lulu Foley (2 episodes, 1996)
Hagan Beggs ...
 Alden Foley (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Irish Bunkmate (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Lee (2 episodes, 1996)
Byron Lucas ...
 Fleet (2 episodes, 1996)
Ron Halder ...
 Second Officer Stone (2 episodes, 1996)
Eric Schneider ...
 Third Officer Groves (2 episodes, 1996)
Gavin Craig ...
 Wireless Operator (2 episodes, 1996)
Janie Woods-Morris ...
 Mrs. Strauss (2 episodes, 1996)
Peter Haworth ...
 Mr. Strauss (2 episodes, 1996)
Martin Evans ...
 Quartermaster Hitchens (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Ophelia Jack (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Perry 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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It was the height of opulence and a haven for romance. And in 5 short days, it became one of the 20th century's most unforgettable events. This is the story that so few lived to tell. 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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17 November 1996 (USA)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

Smith says to Ismay that the ship has precisely the number of lifeboats required by the British Board of Trade regulations. In fact it had 4 collapsible lifeboats in addition to the 16 boats that were required. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Perse: [to a crew member] I'm not asking you to kiss me.
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Connections

Featured in Titanic Review (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I Gave My Love A Cherry (The Riddle Song)
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus
Sung by Felicity Waterman
The nurse maid sings
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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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