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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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Lady Lewis
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Townsend
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Captain Barrett (as John Rhys Davies)
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Doctor Baker
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William Lewis
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Captain Kruger
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Jurgens
Daniel Coonan ...
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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Two Titanic survivors were aboard the Britannic when it sank. See more »

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In the film the ship is affected by two explosions, whereas the real Britannic was affected by a single explosion. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Baker: It's one thing to die for a noble cause. What are we really fighting for? Arabia's oil? Mining rights to Africa?
Reynolds: You mean this war is solely about the division of property?
Captain Barrett: Now that sounds dangerously like socialism. And that's a dish we don't serve at this table.
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Disgraceful
24 March 2001 | by (Akron, OH) – See all my reviews

30 or so people died when the H.M.H.S Britannic sank, 55 minutes after striking a mine, and this is how we respect them?

I am shocked at the fact that the film makers had the nerve to use the name Britannic in this steaming pile of a movie.

Don't even bother seeing this movie for yourself, the real story is far more dramatic. For instance, Violet Jessop, who was a nurse on the Britannic, was also on the Titanic 4 years earlier, and she was onboard the Titanic's other sister ship, the R.M.S. Olympic, when she collided with the British cruiser, the H.M.S. Hawke, in 1911. This poor women was on all three Olympic-Class liners (as they were called) when they experienced tragedies, and she isn't even mentioned. However, I believe that the main character in the movie is loosely based on her.


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