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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?


The first movie to be filmed at Fox Studios Baja. See more »


In the scene with Jack and Rose having sex in the Renault, the pass-through window between the seats through which Rose pulls Jack is open when he slips through it, and then in the next shot is closed without ever seeing him close it. 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 »


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Jack Dawson's Luck
includes "Humours of Caledon", "The Red-Haired Lass", "The Boys On The Hilltop", and "The Bucks Of Oranmore" (Traditional)
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User Reviews

Haunting, Powerfully Resonant And Visually Stunning
11 January 2015 | by (Worcester, England) – See all my reviews

James Cameron's 'Titanic' shares a similar motto to Marmite, "you either love it or hate it", I for one love this film, yes I know it's got a drawn out romance story, but there's just something about the 3-hour fill of the film that makes its such a spectacularly emotional and beautiful movie. I saw this a lot when I was growing up, this was one of the films of my childhood, it is truly a powerfully resonant and visually stunning movie of epic proportions. Personally I favour the British original 'A Night to Remember', but this is a pretty close contender. Winner of 11 Oscars, James Cameron's romantic-disaster epic is a triumph of cinema that boasts perfect chemistry between Kate and Leo as the lovers bound for tragedy. Many people disregard this film nowadays solely because it's become the most popular film ever made alongside Cameron's other epic 'Avatar', and whilst 'Titanic' is definitely not one of my favourite films, it's just so powerfully amazing and no doubt at all it has once brought a tear to everyone's eyes. The main aspect I love in this film is James Horner's haunting score that was a key ingredient in the film's success, it is simply perfect, too bad Celine Dion had to close this on her awful pop version. Nonetheless, 'Titanic' is a modern classic and a beautifully spectacular film that will live on.

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