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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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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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Mayfield
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Captain Kruger
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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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9 January 2000 (USA)  »

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Força de Elite  »

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Trivia

The ship was to be called Gigantic. 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

Captain Barrett: If we started this war ten years ago I would now be in charge of a battleship.
Townsend: Yes, sir.
Captain Barrett: Instead, I find myself in charge of a cruise ship decked up like a floating nursery.
Townsend: Well, she is the largest ship in the world, sir.
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hodgepodge telling of the fate of Titanic's sister ship
12 April 2004 | by (East Coast, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't say this movie was tacked together to take advantage of the Cameron Titanic's fame and box office success. Honest! First off it's made for t.v. and contrary to how the film tells the story of Britannic, there are some pretty good CGI effects. So being on t.v. there is no box office to appeal to. I just wish the Fox Family channel who produced this would have pertained more to what really happened on Britannic. Perhaps that's what documentaries are for as in the Discovery Channel's excellent docu on the Britannic's story and filming of her wreck. But if you go into this movie with prior knowledge of the real Britannic, you can enjoy this movie for what it is. Like I said there are CGi effects in this that could rival the Cameron Titanic. The story concerns a female undercover agent recruited by the British in 1916 to fish out a German Spy on the ship. I won't say what happens except that she gets him in more ways than one. The film makers spend much time recreating and touring different sections of the Britannic as they tell their story. What the ship looked like in the engine room or on the bridge or the lifeboat area etc. So those are pluses in the movie. John Rhys-Davies as the Captain is improbable here(he doesn't look anything like the Britannic's real Captain Bartlett). But I like Rhys-Davies as he is very portly and looks 'Captainly' ... is that a word. Don't take this story about the Britannic 'too' seriously. It's not what happened except that the ship sinks. But enjoy it for the 2 hours it gives you. Better yet go to the web or to a library to find much more bonafide info on this somewhat forgotten tragedy.


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