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Britannic (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | History  -  9 January 2000 (USA)
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A fictional account of the sinking of the H.M.H.S. Britannic off the Greek island of Kea in November 1916. This explores the theory of a German agent sabotaging the liner, a hospital ship.

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Reynolds
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Vera Campbell
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Lady Lewis
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Townsend
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Captain Barrett (as John Rhys Davies)
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Stoker Evans
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William Lewis
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Captain Kruger
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Seamus
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The lazaret ship Brittanic is used by England to transport weapons to Egypt. The German secret service wants to show that abuse of the red cross by overtaking the ship and steering it to a neutral port for inspection. The British secret service hear rumors of an operation and places its own agent, Vera Campell, a board, using the false identity of the nanny of the wife of the British Ambassador in Greece. The German plot to overtake the ship fails, so does a torpedo attack by a submarine. Will the ship be captured? Written by Stephan Eichenberg <Stephan.Eichenberg@stud.ch.tum.de>

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At last, the untold story of the Titanic's sister ship... See more »


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HMHS Britannic was originally ordered by the White Star Line as the third in her class. Her sisters included RMS Titanic and the RMS Olympic. See more »

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The only 30 (est.) deaths were when two life boats were launched before orders were given (when still under way), and sucked into the propellers, and propellers were stopped after orders were given. But in the movie, the propellers were never stopped, and the two life boats were sucked in after all the other life boats had been launched. See more »

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Reynolds: [Pointing a gun at Vera] I'm sorry. I didn't want any of this to happen.
Doctor Baker: Is this what you meant by war being impersonal?
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Too far from the facts, too close to Cameron's Titanic...
9 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Britannic starts off quite well, with relatively good effects and interesting characters, although its claim of being "based on true events" is very misleading, somewhat similar to saying that Men In Black was based on true events as Earth, where it was based, existed. The Britannic did indeed sink off Greece, although the sinking was believed due to a torpedo strike or mine, not German agents on board the ship as the film pretends. Too many facts are wrong in this film, either made up or worse still blatantly contradicting the real event - but taken as a work of total fiction, which it basically is, it is still enjoyable. That said, it just copies its sibling, James Cameron's Titanic, far too much - too many things in this film are copies of Titanic's plot, right down to the love story between two people of different classes - in this case German and British rather than First Class and Third Class. The film weakens noticeably towards the end, the special effects (which seem to have been quickly put together by the same effects house as for Titanic, but with little of the attention to detail) get a lot poorer, and the plot falls to pieces in its attempts to copy the Titanic formula. Watch it if you've nothing else better to do, but don't expect the plot to live up to the real event's promise...


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