5.2/10
1,105
29 user 3 critic

Britannic (2000)

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.

Writers:

, (as Kim Smith) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Titanic (1996)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The story of the 1912 sinking of the largest luxury liner ever built, the tragedy that befell over two thousand of the rich and famous as well as of the poor and unknown passengers aboard the doomed ship.

Stars: Peter Gallagher, George C. Scott, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Titanic (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The world's largest ship, the Titanic, meets with disaster when it strikes an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

Stars: Peter McDonald, Steven Waddington, Glen Blackhall
Titanic (1953)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An unhappily married couple struggle to deal with their problems while on board the ill-fated ship.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres
Teens React (TV Series 2011)
Short | Comedy | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Teens react to viral hits, youtubers and more in this new web series. From the directors of Kids React comes Teens react.

Stars: Chelsea Cook, Olivia Pakula, Adam Lusk
WatchMojo (TV Series 2006)
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An online show which creates top ten lists on just about everything.

Stars: Stephanie Ng Wan, Patrizio Sanzari, David Usher
Documentary | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A dramatization of the notorious World War I torpedoing of the ocean liner, RMS Lusitania.

Director: Christopher Spencer
Stars: John Hannah, Kenneth Cranham, Florian Panzner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Reynolds
...
Vera Campbell
...
Lady Lewis
...
Townsend
...
Captain Barrett (as John Rhys Davies)
...
Doctor Baker
Alex Ferns ...
Stoker Evans
Eleanor Oakley ...
Sarah Lewis
Archie Davies ...
William Lewis
Ed Stobart ...
Mayfield
Adam Bareham ...
Radio Operator
David Lumsden ...
German Radio Operator
...
Captain Kruger
Philip Rham ...
Jurgens
...
Seamus
Edit

Storyline

The lazaret ship Britannic 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

9 January 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Британик  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film shows the ship sinking at night. In reality, the ship sank in the early morning hours, shortly after breakfast. See more »

Goofs

The correct German confirmation at this time was not "Jawohl, mein Kapitän", but "Jawohl, Herr Kapitän". "Mon capitan" is how the French (may?) put it. See more »

Quotes

Townsend: Steady on, ladies. No cause for panic. This is merely a precaution. We shall board the lifeboats only if the Captain gives the order to abandon ship.
Nurse: What's he waiting for?
Townsend: We're making for the island of Kea, seven miles away. If we can beach her we shall not have to use the boats. But I must warn you. When we land, those Greek boys will be terribly dazzled by the sight of so many beautiful women. Some of them will require medical attention.
Nurse: You're asking for volunteers?
See more »

Connections

Features Titanic (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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...


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?