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.
The construction of the RMS Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast against the background of union riots, political and religious conflicts, and a romance between a young ambitious engineer and an Italian immigrant.
On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's ... See full summary »
Shane Van Dyke
Shane Van Dyke,
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
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 »
Captain Smith is seen using a rolled out blueprint to explain the nature of the ship's damage, and how long she will remain afloat, to Bruce Ismay and the senior officers. According to eyewitness testimony from survivors, it was Titanic designer Thomas Andrews who did this. Indeed, Andrews, who played a key role in the events of that fateful night, is omitted from the movie. See more »
John Jacob Astor IV:
[Talking to Jamie]
Let me give you a bit of advice. I always find investors for my projects. It's better to use another fellow's money.
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This was incomparably better than the glitzy, overhyped, award-winning movie of the same title that came out the following year. It's unfortunate that a first-class piece of work like this is virtually overlooked, while another movie that has nothing to offer but multimillion-dollar special effects and a silly, inaccurate, unrealistic story received so much attention and praise.
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