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Titanic (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | History  -  17 November 1996 (USA)
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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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Captain Arthur Henry Rostron (as Terrence Kelly)
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Storyline

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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They all said she was unsinkable. When she sank, it was unthinkable. See more »


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

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Also Known As:

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Produced in advance of the imminent James Cameron film on the same topic, this made-for-TV movie was rushed into production and very hastily completed in order to cash in on the latter's before-release hype. The film aired over two nights on CBS in late-November 1996. The first part received high Nielsen ratings but experienced a huge drop during the second part, because most viewers got thrown off by the lackluster production. Since the film was so rushed, it included mistakes and historical inaccuracies which Titanic enthusiasts found inexcusable given the wealth of knowledge about the liner and its occupants available by the mid-1990s. See more »

Goofs

Even though the Titanic had a Ritz-inspired restaurant, it did not have a two-story tea room with huge windows. There was not enough room on the ship for such an establishment. See more »

Quotes

J. Bruce Ismay: Out of the question. Lock the guns back in the safe. I can't have you shooting my passengers.
Second Officer Charles Lightoller: You'd rather they drown?
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Version of Titanic (1953) See more »

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The Emperor Waltz
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Music by Johann Strauß
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus
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A good mini-series
5 August 1998 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Though Titanic purists and some critics did not particularly care for this mini-series, it is rather good.

The cast is strong, including George C. Scott as the captain. The computer FX are well done. The only disappointment for me was the hodge podge way the final sinking was represented -- it was just a confusing series of cross fades that really showed nothing. Nevertheless, the film is worth seeing.


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