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Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)

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James Cameron and Bill Paxton, director and actor of the 1997 film Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the ill-fated ship of dreams.

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Lori Johnston ...
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Charles Pellegrino ...
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Don Lynch ...
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Ken Marschall ...
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Jeffrey N. Ledda ...
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Corey Jaskolski ...
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Jason Paul ...
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Eric C. Schmitz ...
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Genya Chernaiev ...
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Victor Nischeta ...
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Anatoly M. Sagalevitch ...
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Academy Award® winning director and master storyteller James Cameron journeys back to the site of his greatest inspiration, the legendary wreck of the Titanic. With a team of the world's foremost historic and marine experts and friend, Bill Paxton, he embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the final grave where nearly 1,500 souls lost their lives almost a century ago. Using state-of-the-art technology developed expressly for this expedition, Cameron and his crew are able to explore virtually all of the wreck, inside and out, as never before. With the most advanced 3D photography, moviegoers will experience the ship as if they are part of the crew right inside the dive subs. In this unprecedented motion picture event, made especially for IMAX 3D Theatres and specially outfitted 35mm 3D theaters across the country, Cameron and his team bring audiences to sights not seen since the sinking 90 years ago and explore why the landmark vessel, more than any shipwreck, continues to intrigue... Written by Anonymous

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The legend no one can forget has become the greatest 3D adventure ever filmed.


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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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18 April 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Titanic szellemei  »

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,408,474 (USA) (11 April 2003)

Gross:

$17,040,711 (USA) (7 October 2005)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The two robotic submarines in the film are named Jake and Elwood, a reference to The Blues Brothers (1980). See more »

Goofs

The fourth funnel is shown falling backwards when the ship breaks in two in the sinking simulation. It would do no such thing. It would fall forward like the other funnels. This is also seen in the "final plunge" montage with the photographs of the passengers who perished in the disaster superimposed in front of the footage of the ship sinking from the movie Titanic. See more »

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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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Just the Two of Us
Written by Bill Withers, Ralph MacDonald and William Salter
Performed by The Hit Crew
Under license from Turn Up the Music, Inc.
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The Titanic brought to life - again?
18 August 2003 | by (Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

Rating: **** (out of *****)

James Cameron's journey down undersea into the heart of the Titanic gets the IMAX treatment, with Bill Paxton as the narrator. The words "into the heart of the Titanic" may scare off some people, but don't worry, there's no wooden love story here. Instead, we get a fascinating, well-prepared and detailed documentary about the Titanic and some of its passengers, underlining how many of the ship's elements have stood the passage of time. Unfortunately (in my opinion anyway), it's a little pretentious, not always involving and sometimes self-indulgent. But I still highly recommend it to those really interested in either the history of the Titanic or the 1997 film, and also to general audiences who are looking for something a little more innovative than what we get in cinemas these days.


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