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Titanic (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  19 December 1997 (USA)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lewis Abernathy ...
Nicholas Cascone ...
Anatoly M. Sagalevitch ...
Anatoly Milkailavich (as Dr. Anatoly M. Sagalevitch)


84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Planet Ice  »

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Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,638,131 (USA) (19 December 1997)


$658,672,302 (USA) (8 June 2012)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (DTS 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (70 mm prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (8 channels) (L-R)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In a recently-completed investigation by Tim Maltin, he reveals that the reason the iceberg was not seen was due to a "cold water mirage." This is the opposite of a desert mirage. The multiple layers of cold and warm air cloaked the iceberg. Normally the iceberg could have been seen as far as 12 miles, giving Titanic 30 minutes to avoid. This is revealed in his e-book "Titanic: A Deceiving Night" and his Smithsonian documentary "Titanic's Final Mystery." This also explains why the Californian failed to receive the distress message "Come at once; we are sinking" that crew on Titanic signaled with Morse lamps. See more »


When Lewis Bodine talks about when the Titanic hit the iceberg, he wears a shirt with a yellow Pacman. Later, during Rose's story, when he says that Captain Smith has the iceberg warning "in his fucking hand", he wears a completely different shirt. See more »


[first lines]
Brock Lovett: Thirteen meters; you should see it.
Brock Lovett: [seeing the shipwreck come into view for the first time] OK; take her up and over the bow rail.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. See more »


Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »


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Performed by I Salonisti
Produced by John Altman
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User Reviews

One of a Kind
11 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

To all the miserable people who have done everything from complain about the dialogue, the budget, the this and the that....who wants to hear it? IF you missed the point of this beyond-beautiful movie, that's your loss. The rest of us who deeply love this movie do not care what you think. I am a thirthysomething guy who has seen thousands of movies in my life, and this one stands in its own entity, in my book. It was not supposed to be a documentary, or a completely factual account of what happened that night. It is the most amazing love story ever attempted. I know that it is the cynical 90's and the millennium has everyone in a tizzy, but come on. Someone on this comments board complained that it made too much money! How lame is that? It made bundles of money in every civilized country on the planet, and is the top grossing film in the planet. I will gladly side with the majority this time around. Okay, cynics, time to crawl back under your rock, I am done.

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