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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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William Lewis
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Jurgens
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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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The Britannic was the largest ship lost during World War I. See more »

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In the film, the explosion that caused the sinking of the Britannic occurred the port side. In reality, the explosion occurred on the starboard side. See more »

Quotes

Reynolds: Without the support of our women at home I doubt we could win the war. Or even have one.
Sara Lewis: Men start wars. Women clean up afterwards. If things were the other way around, there would be no more wars. I promise you that.
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Not as good as James Cameron's Titanic but better than SOS Titanic
2 May 2003 | by (scotland) – See all my reviews

Another reviewer compared this to Young Indiana Jones and it's a fair comparison. The presence of John Rhys-Davies reinforces the comparison. Amanda Ryan is a lovely looking actress. I'm surprised I hadn't heard of her before. I didn't think Britannic would be particularly good as it is a made for TV movie and they tend not to be too memorable but I was pleasantly surprised. Naturally the effects are not as good as those in James Cameron's film. Some shots, though, do remind you of shots in Titanic but mostly they're the kind of graphics you see in historical TV documentaries. There is quite a bit of suspense in it and the presence of the two kids makes it a good family film. Miss Ryan goes undercover as a governess and this is a departure from the way they are usually portrayed, as sadistic tyrants who abuse the children in their care. It is definitely better than SOS Titanic and the Catherine Zeta-Jones mini-series Titanic. Jacques Cousteau's discovery of the wreck is referred to at the end of the film and if anyone's interest in the Britannic has been kindled by this film I'd recommend that you try and get hold of the National Geographic video of Jacques Cousteau's 1976 expedition. It is very interesting. In 1976 some of the survivors were still alive and they give first hand testimonies in this documentary. One survivor, an elderly lady from Edinburgh, Mrs Sheila Macbeth-Mitchell went down in one of Cousteau's submarines to the wreck. She must have been 86 at the time but still brimming with enthusiasm and fun. She definitely would have been interested in this film.


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