Titanic (1996)

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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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$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 »

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When instructing the wireless operators to send a distress call to other ships, Smith erroneously describes the CQD call as "Come Quickly, Distress". See more »

Quotes

Simon Doonan: Hello, miss.
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Simon Doonan: Your boyfriend's not around to protect you, right?
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Version of In Night and Ice (1912) See more »

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Watch this movie instead of Cameron's
11 March 2001 | by (in your lungs) – See all my reviews

If you're one of the few people who haven't seen James Cameron's "Titanic" (that stole all Oscars, including undeserved theme song in 1997), see this movie first. It's so much better than the mega-budget copycat. You'll notice how Cameron tried to imitate many of the scenes in this film and failed. Acting is superb, unlike DiCaprio and Winslet whose acting skills amount to very realistic spitting overboard. I was lucky and saw this movie on TV before I saw Cameron's "Titanic" and immediately could see the difference which was not in favor of Cameron. I can't believe that the guy who directed "Terminator", "True Lies" and many other of my favorite films actually was behind this cinematic disaster.

Anyway. I'll comment on that movie later. Right now I wanna tell you this. Perhaps these guys didn't have a billion dollar budget to play with, but the end product came out perfect. Catherine Zeta-Jones is awesome; her character is complex, vulnerable, and endearing. You absolutely fall in love with the characters and leave your modern life behind and become part of theirs. At least for the duration of the film... How long is that? I didn't notice. Time flies when you have a good movie to watch.


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