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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Complete series cast summary:
 Wynn Park (2 episodes, 1996)
 Captain Edward J. Smith (2 episodes, 1996)
 Isabella Paradine (2 episodes, 1996)
 Hazel Foley (2 episodes, 1996)
 Simon Doonan (2 episodes, 1996)
 J. Bruce Ismay (2 episodes, 1996)
 Bess Allison (2 episodes, 1996)
 Molly Brown (2 episodes, 1996)
 Jamie Perse (2 episodes, 1996)
Sonsee Neu ...
 Aase Ludvigsen (2 episodes, 1996)
Felicity Waterman ...
 Alice Cleaver (2 episodes, 1996)
 First Officer William Murdoch (2 episodes, 1996)
 Second Officer Charles Lightoller (2 episodes, 1996)
 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)
Tamsin Kelsey ...
 Clarinda Jack (2 episodes, 1996)
 Black Billy Jack (2 episodes, 1996)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

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Towards the end of the shoot, the modestly budgeted set was so badly damaged by the rushing water effects that certain extras were strategically placed to hold up the broken pieces during retakes. See more »


There are several errors relating to Margaret Brown. She actually boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg, not Southampton. She was not known as "Molly" until after her death, and in contrast to her portrayal as a raving, oversexed hillbilly, she was in fact an intelligent, well-mannered, social and political activist. She was also much older and less attractive than actress Marilu Henner. Furthermore, she is seen drinking and gambling in the smoking room. In reality, the smoking room was a male-only domain and Brown would not have been there. See more »


Captain Smith: Sometimes being on a ship is like being in jail. With the possibility of drowning.
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Probably the best.
24 December 1998 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

When I saw the real movie about Titanic (Kate Winslet f. ex.) I thought that I would never see a better movie. But then I got bored with it but I still considered it as the best movie, but when I saw this Titanic, everything changed! This movie was so real, much more real than the other Titanic. And actors were excellent! So, I think that this movie is very much better than any other Titanic movie!

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