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The legend no one can forget has become the greatest 3D adventure ever filmed.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Bill Paxton ... Himself
John Broadwater ... Himself (as Dr. John Broadwater)
Lori Johnston ... Herself (as Dr. Lori Johnston)
Charles Pellegrino ... Himself (as Dr. Charles Pellegrino)
Don Lynch ... Himself / Thomas Andrews
Ken Marschall ... Himself / J. Bruce Ismay

James Cameron ... Himself

Mike Cameron ... Himself
Jeffrey N. Ledda ... Himself
Corey Jaskolski ... Himself
Jason Paul ... Himself
Eric Schmitz ... Himself
Genya Chernaiev ... Himself
Victor Nischeta ... Himself
Anatoly M. Sagalevitch ... Himself (as Dr. Anatoly Sagalevitch)
Lewis Abernathy ... Himself
John Bruno ... Himself

Vince Pace ... Himself
Miguel Wilkins ... Quartermaster Hitchens
Federico Zambrano ... John Jacob Astor
Dale Ridge ... Elizabeth Lines
Judy Prestininzi ... Molly Brown
Adriana Valdez ... Helen Churchill Candee
Justin Shaw ... John 'Jack' Phillips
Thomas Kilroy ... Poker player
Charlie Arneson ... 1st Officer Murdoch
Piper Gunnarson ... Madeleine Astor
John Donovan ... Captain Smith
Janace Tashjian ... Edith Russell
Jesse Baker ... 2nd Officer Lightoller
Justin Baker ... Harold Bride
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stacey Hayes ... (voice)
Barron Christian ... Himself / Narrator (uncredited)
Aaron C. Fitzgerald ... Lookout Frederick Fleet (uncredited)

Tava Smiley ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
James Cameron 
Produced by
John Bruno .... segment producer
James Cameron .... producer
Chuck Comisky .... producer
Ed W. Marsh .... creative producer
Giedra Rackauskas .... executive producer (as Gig Rackauskas)
Janace Tashjian .... producer
Andrew Wight .... line producer
Haley Jackson .... segment producer: (uncredited)
Chris Steenolsen .... consulting producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Joel McNeely 
Cinematography by
Vince Pace (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ed W. Marsh 
Sven Pape 
John Refoua 
David C. Cook (uncredited)
Casting by
Tina Kerr 
Production Design by
Martin Laing 
Art Direction by
Leonard Barrit 
Patricio M. Farrell 
Javier Nava 
Makeup Department
Sophie Brice .... makeup artist
José Luis Cordova .... hair stylist
Raul Covarrubias .... key makeup artist
Julio Espinoza .... hair stylist
Rose Gaeta .... hair stylist
Kathe Swanson .... key hair stylist
Kathe Swanson .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Charlie Arneson .... production supervisor
Chris Debiec .... production manager: Earthship.TV (as Christopher A. Debiec)
Stephen A. Marinaccio II .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jose Jimenez .... assistant director
Kristie Sills .... first assistant director
Art Department
Leonard Barrit .... set designer
Todd Cherniawsky .... set designer
Aimee Dominguez .... art department assistant
Markus Lindlahr .... electronic graphic artist
Stephen J. Pavelski .... digital previsualization
Kia R. Zokaie .... graphic designer
Kia R. Zokaie .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Dennis Baxter .... sound recordist
Beau Borders .... supervising sound editor
Christopher Boyes .... re-recording mixer
Christopher Boyes .... sound designer
Travis Crenshaw .... foley recordist
Daniel A. Greenwald .... boom operator
Marilyn McCoppen .... adr editor
Marilyn McCoppen .... dialogue editor
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley editor
Shannon Mills .... dialogue editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Jonathan Null .... dialogue editor
Gene Radzik .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Jurgen Scharpf .... sound mix technician
Gary Summers .... re-recording mixer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Hugh Waddell .... adr supervisor
Hugh Waddell .... sound supervisor
Special Effects by
Sergio Lino .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Milton Adamou .... stereoscopic post executive: Stereo D
Hunny Agarwal .... stereo roto artist
Anjel Alcaraz .... stereoscopic artist: Stereo D
William L. Arance .... digital matte painting
Taylor Armstrong .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Creighton Ashton .... digital compositor
Leonard Barrit .... digital artist
Leonard Barrit .... digital effects supervisor
Leonard Barrit .... modeler
John Bavaresco .... visual effects
Brian N. Bentley .... stereo compositor
Derek Bird .... digital compositor
Mike Bodkin .... stereo executive producer: Stereo D
Jason Bowers .... stereoscopic compositor: stereoscopic conversion
Kyle Patrick Brown .... compositor (stereoscopic conversion)
Michael Buck .... stereoscopic assistant editor: StereoD
Snata Chakraborty .... stereo roto artist
Graham D. Clark .... head of stereography: Stereo D
Chuck Comisky .... visual effects supervisor
Brian Conlon .... digital compositor
David Cowles .... stereoscopic on-line editor: StereoD
Maurice Cox .... stereo compositor
Jason Cutler .... lead steroscopic compositor
Josh Deason .... stereoscopic compositor: stereoscopic conversion
Rachel Decker .... data io administrator: StereoD
Adrian Paul DeGroot .... lead animator
Adrian Paul DeGroot .... lead modeller
Val Dela Rosa .... sr. systems architect: StereoD
Shelly Dutcher .... visual effects
Greg Emerson .... senior stereoscopic on-line editor: StereoD
Michael Enriquez .... visual effects
Judith Ferrer .... stereoscopic compositor
Adam Garnier .... digital compositor
Bryan Gauna .... head of it: StereoD
Jackson Gichuki .... stereoscopic rotoscope artist
Matthew E. Gill .... stereoscopic rotoscope artist: Stereo D
Jonathan Goldsmith .... production supervisor: StereoD
William F. Hamilton .... systems administrator: StereoD
Owen Hammer .... digital compositor
Brian Hanable .... digital effects compositor
Josh Handley .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Monica Harrion .... stereoscopic roto artist: Stereo D
Mike F. Hedayati .... stereoscopic consultant
Veronica Hernandez .... rotoscope artist: Stereo D
Bryan M. Higgins .... rotoscope supervisor
Paul Hill .... visual effects compositor
Adam Howard .... visual effects supervisor: Technicolor/Complete Post
Lucas Hull .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Dale Hunter .... digital imaging engineer
Tim Johnson .... visual effects coordinator
Vijay Kadapatti .... stereo production coordinator
Ryan Keely .... digital compositor
Ian Kelly .... stereoscopic rotoscope artist
Mike Knox .... systems engineer: stereoscopic conversion
Gerry Kodo .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Grant Lee .... second lead compositor: Stereo D
Adalberto Al Lopez .... visual effects supervisor: Creative Logik Universe
Son Lu .... stereoscopic lead
Yael Majors .... stereoscopic compositor
David Fred Masselink .... film I/O coordinator
Russell McCoy .... digital paint supervisor
Robert McInnis .... visual effects supervisor: Modern VideoFilm
David McMahon .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Carlos Mendoza Jr. .... senior stereoscopic artist: stereoD
Eroc Moralls .... digital compositor
Carson Murdy .... stereoscopic artist: StereoD
Michael Murphy .... stereoscopic quality assurance: Stereo D
Travis Murray .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Christopher Myerchin .... stereoscopic compositer lead
Mohan Narayanaswamy .... quality manager
Patrick O'Riley .... rotoscope artist: Stereo D
Jared Otake .... digital compositor
Stephen J. Pavelski .... lead animator
Stephen J. Pavelski .... lead modeller
Daniel Perez .... stereoscopic depth artist: Stereo D
Phets Phonasa .... depth artist
Ezra Pike .... stereo roto artist (2012 version)
Derek N. Prusak .... stereoscopic editorial supervisor: StereoD
Patrick Reilly .... stereoscopic compositor
Pedro Luis Reyes .... senior stereoscopic artist
Jason Richardson .... stereoscopic compositor
Mike Rim .... stereoscopic compositor
Zachary J. Rose .... production assistant: StereoD
Brogan Ross .... technical director: stereoscopic conversion
Dylan Sanchez .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
David Satin .... ultimatte operator
Adrian Scherger .... stereoscopic assistant editor: StereoD
Daniel Schrepf .... stereoscopic roto lead
Ray Shantz .... senior engineer
Stanislav Shapetskiy .... stereo compositor
Sainath Shinde .... international production: Stereo D
Adnan Siddique .... stereoscopic roto lead
Mark Spatny .... visual effects producer: Modern VideoFilm
Andrea R. Stephens .... production coordinator: Deluxe
Nicholas Stocker .... rotoscope
Christopher Terry .... finaling lead: Stereo D (as Chris terry)
Jason Thomas .... stereo compositor: stereoscopic conversion
Eric Timm .... stereoscopic artist
Derek Tracy .... stereo compositor
Khuong Tran .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Thomas Tran .... desktop Technician: stereoscopic conversion (as Tomas Tran)
Thomas Tran .... desktop administrator: StereoD (as Tomas Tran)
Mark Victor Trappett .... render technical assistant
Chris Treichel .... stereo production coordinator: Stereo D
Michael Vaglienty .... Flame artist
Josiah Van Arsdel .... stereo compositor: Stereo D
Aurelio x. Vera Jr. .... lead stereoscopic compositor
Toby Wilkins .... visual effects: main title sequence, NWE
Alex Wolfe .... stereoscopic artist
Marvin Yanez .... stereoscopic roto lead
Kim Yong-Kyun .... digital compositor
Lakshmi Ziskin .... 3D Producer: StereoD
Kia R. Zokaie .... graphic designer
Tom Daws .... Inferno artist: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Rejyna Douglass-Whitman .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Donald Fly .... general manager: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
John Hirota .... visual effects compositor assistant (uncredited)
Simon Holden .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Ken Jones .... visual effects supervisor: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Maryjane Layani .... production accountant: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Suzanne Mitus-Uribe .... Inferno artist: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Gregory Oehler .... compositing supervisor: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Jason Wardle .... lead CG artist: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Campbell .... assistant camera
Alan Gitlin .... assistant camera: focus and convergence puller
D.J. Roller .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Blanca Arreola .... assistant costume designer
Mem MacAfee .... costumes (as Mem Macafee)
Editorial Department
Milton Adamou .... stereoscopic post executive: Stereo D
Jenny Brandt .... post-production coordinator
Charlie Fuguet .... post-production consultant
Claudia Huerta .... assistant editor
Scott Klein .... final colorist
Saul Santell .... post-production assistant
Justin Shaw .... assistant editor
James Sheridan .... negative cutter
Jeff Smithwick .... film timer
Heidi Tebo .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Lindsay Fellows .... executive in charge of music
Randy Gerston .... music supervisor
Brian Leff .... music coordinator
Frank Macchia .... orchestrator
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: piano
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
David Slonaker .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Other crew
Johnathan Aldrin .... office assistant
Peter Barnett .... co-executive producer: live streaming broadcast, (as Peter J. Barnett)
Hillary Bibicoff .... legal counsel
Geoff Burdick .... representative: Lightstorm Production
Wendy Chesebrough Lowe .... assistant: James Cameron (as Wendy Chesebrough)
Delia Circelli .... production coordinator
Todd Cogan .... production assistant
Iram Collantes .... production coordinator
Jill DeWinter .... assistant: Gig Rackauskas
Damien Fitzpatrick .... facility supervisor
Joe Hagg .... representative: Lightstorm Production
Kendrick Hudson .... production assistant
Jason Hunt .... coordinator: live streaming broadcast,
Sharre Jacoby .... title producer: New Wave Entertainment
Efrain Lomeli .... production assistant
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
Michael Maltzman .... ROV technician
Michael Maltzman .... fiber optics technician
Juan Jose Meza-Leon .... on-set production assistant
Tom Prince .... executive in charge of production
Al Rives .... representative: Lightstorm Production
Parks Stephenson .... advisor
Mike Trainotti .... representative: Lightstorm Production
Dan Williams .... 24p conversion technician
Kia R. Zokaie .... quality assurance testing
Hunter Mackenzie Austin .... looping voices (uncredited)
Mark Dinicola .... film recordist (uncredited)
Farnaz .... development intern (uncredited)
Jeremy Lang .... director of information technology: Earthship.TV (uncredited)
Christopher Tin .... synthesizer programmer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG for thematic elements (longer video version)
USA:61 min | Germany:43 min | USA:92 min (Blu-ray extended special edition)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)
Australia:PG | Canada:F (Ontario) | Finland:S | Germany:0 | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | UK:PG | USA:PG (longer video version) | USA:G (theatrical version)

Did You Know?

The two robotic submarines in the film are named Jake and Elwood, a reference to The Blues Brothers (1980).See more »
Factual errors: 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 (1997).See more »
Movie Connections:
References Poltergeist (1982)See more »
DepartureSee more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
I went for a great 3D experience and that's what I got, 27 April 2003
Author: ( from Michigan

I'm not sure what negative reviewers were expecting; I went in looking for the very rare high-budget 3D experience and got what I was looking for. I personally spend most of my television viewing time watching TLC, TDC and History Channel and I think my interests and tastes mirror Cameron's to a great degree. For me, it's fascinating and exciting to go down and penetrate the wreck of the Titanic for the same reason that I will be eternally fascinated with the Apollo missions to the moon. It's really exciting to see the previously unseeable. I found watching the scenes outside and inside the wreck to be as exciting as watching the first pictures from Mars Pathfinder... a sense of excitement and wonder in seeing something so remote and so exotic and bizarre.

When I read these reviews I try to find someone who appears to have a similar outlook to myself and then predict if I will like the film or not before I go to see it. My guess is that if you really loved Apollo 13 then you will have a great time watching this movie. You must love science and that frontier spirit to truly enjoy this movie. I think I can say with fair conviction that if you didn't like Apollo 13, you should stay home. There won't be that much here for you. For example, if the fact that the pressure down there is (I just worked it out) is 5482 pounds per square inch doesn't add to the coolness and excitement of watching film from down there, but Jennifer Lopez being on board would, look elsewhere.

If you like 3D, this 3D is as good as I've seen and to be honest I'd love to see this movie again just for the really enjoyable and unique experience of "feeling" right off the bow of the Titanic in 12,462 feet of water.

This is in no way a rehash of the movie Titanic and it has no plot. It has a little funny dialog but it's unscripted. I liked one moment (during the long descent to the bottom):

Bill Paxton: "So, if the motors or battery died, we could get back to the surface by dumping the um.. uh..."

Russian Pilot: "Ve have many options in this situation."

Bill Paxton: "So, we could dump the batteries, though, right, and we'd come up no matter what?"

Russian Pilot: "Yes, but we do not want to do that. This battery costs, I think, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars."

Bill Paxton: "Can I write you a check?"

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