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Goliath Awaits (1981)

During World War II, the passenger liner Goliath is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Connor

Writers:

Richard M. Bluel (teleplay) (as Richard Bluel), Pat Fielder (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Albert ... Adm. Wiley Sloan
John Carradine ... Ronald Bentley
Alex Cord ... Dr. Sam Marlowe
Robert Forster ... Cmdr. Jeff Selkirk
Frank Gorshin ... Dan Wesker
Mark Harmon ... Peter Cabot
Christopher Lee ... John McKenzie
Jean Marsh ... Dr. Goldman
John McIntire ... Sen. Oliver Bartholomew
Jeanette Nolan ... Mrs. Sarah Bartholomew
Duncan Regehr ... Paul Ryker
Emma Samms ... Lea McKenzie
Alan Fudge ... Lew Bascomb
George Innes ... Dave Winter
John Ratzenberger ... Bill Sweeney
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Storyline

During World War II, the passenger liner Goliath is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades they build a rigidly regulated society completely isolated from the surface world, until in contemporary times a diving team begins to explore the wreck. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Miracle of survival or underwater hell? See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Goliat' czeka See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes of the U-boat underwater, and of the U-boat crew preparing to attack the R.M.S. Goliath were taken from The Enemy Below (1957). See more »

Goofs

In the credits, John McIntyre is listed as playing Samuel Bartholomew, however his wife calls him Oliver several times. See more »

Quotes

Peter Cabot: Then you tell me why no one has challenged him to change his system.
Paul Ryker: How? With armed guards walking around & people believing how great he is? You'd end up in jail if you did. Like me. Or worse. You suddenly die of an affliction peculiar to Goliath. Mysterious affliction called Palmer's disease. And always fatal.
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Alternate Versions

Released on video at 110 minutes. See more »

Connections

Edited from The Last Voyage (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen
Performed by the Ovaltineys
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Lost Gem
23 April 2003 | by Reno-007See all my reviews

I remember this when it premiered in Nov. of 1981 when I was in the 7th grade. I remember the specifics very well, however other reviewers are wrong about a few of the facts. First off Christopher Lee's character was NOT the captain, he was the third officer of the ship and was in charge of the engine room. Second, the movie was not made to be a horror flick. I remember the T.V. Guide writeup about it then and it is a Mystery-Suspense story. Overall a very cool movie that had an interesting premise of what if? What if the Queen Mary sank or the Queen Elizabeth sank and what would the people be like after 40 years of isolation from the world. Lee is the most noteable when it comes to the acting. I like the other actors in the film but I will say that Mark Harmon, who is a good actor, in this one really overacted a few times. All in all a great story, decent acting and cool sets.


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