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Titanic 

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | TV Mini-Series (1996)
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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.
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 Alice Cleaver 2 episodes, 1996
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 Captain Arthur Henry Rostron 2 episodes, 1996
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 Madeline Astor 2 episodes, 1996
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 Clarinda Jack 2 episodes, 1996
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 Black Billy Jack 2 episodes, 1996
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 Hudson Allison 2 episodes, 1996
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 Lorraine Allison 2 episodes, 1996
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 Miss Miller 2 episodes, 1996
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 Phillips 2 episodes, 1996
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 Mr.Dickie 2 episodes, 1996
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 Chief Bell 2 episodes, 1996
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 First Officer Dean 2 episodes, 1996
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 Fourth Officer Boxhall 2 episodes, 1996
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 Lulu Foley 2 episodes, 1996
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 Second Officer Stone 2 episodes, 1996
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 Third Officer Groves 2 episodes, 1996
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 Wireless Operator 2 episodes, 1996
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 Mrs. Strauss 2 episodes, 1996
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 Mr. Strauss 2 episodes, 1996
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 Quartermaster Hitchens 2 episodes, 1996
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 Ophelia Jack 2 episodes, 1996
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 Perry Jack 2 episodes, 1996
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The plot focuses on the romances of two couples upon the doomed ship's maiden voyage. Isabella Paradine (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is a wealthy woman mourning the loss of her aunt, who reignites a romance with former flame Wynn Park (Peter Gallagher). Meanwhile, a charming ne'er-do-well named Jamie Perse (Mike Doyle) steals a ticket for the ship, and falls for a sweet innocent Irish girl on board. But their romance is threatened by the villainous Simon Doonan (Tim Curry), who has discovered about the ticket and makes Jamie his unwilling accomplice, as well as having sinister plans for the girl. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexual assault and other violent areas | See all certifications »

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17 November 1996 (USA)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Was shown on Brazilian television under the title "Titanic 2". See more »

Goofs

Shortly after the ship collides with the iceberg, first class passengers Molly Brown, John Jacob Astor and the fictional character of "Mr. Foley" (loosely based on Sir Cosmo Edmund Duff-Gordon, a real passenger) are shown emerging from the second class entrance at the aft port side of the boat deck. To top off this odd moment, the trio is then shown admiring the passengers tossing around the pieces of ice that fell onto the deck after the collision, even though the ship hit the berg with her starboard side at the bow and the iceberg never even fully reached A-deck, which was a level below the boat deck. See more »

Quotes

J. Bruce Ismay: Lower away! Lower away!
Fifth Officer Harold Lowe: If you'll get the hell out of the way, they'd be able to do something!
J. Bruce Ismay: You're not going fast enough, quick up! Quick up!
Fifth Officer Harold Lowe: If they go any faster they'll drown the whole lot of them!
J. Bruce Ismay: Do you know who I am?
Fifth Officer Harold Lowe: I don't care if you're the bloody Prince of Wales, you move back or I'll knock your teeth down your throat!
J. Bruce Ismay: Don't point your finger at me, young man!
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Referenced in Boarding: The People of 'The Terminal' (2004) See more »

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Music by Scott Joplin
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus
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Don't compare it to James Cameron's.
9 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Almost everyone's initial reaction is to compare it to the 1997 version of Titanic. Don't do this! I love the '97 movie as much as everyone else did, but I've noticed that a lot of the writing and actions were taken from this mini-series. All right, so this isn't a billion dollar idea with billions of dollars put into special effects. I liked this four hour movie mostly because it DIDN'T involve all of that. James Cameron put tons of money and people into his movie, plus a substantial amount of jewelry and clothing. He went down to the littlest of detail and while this mini-series doesn't involve every little thing that happened, it still gets the main points across.

After I watched A Night to Remember (1958) and this, I too, compared it to the 1997 one. Maybe a couple of you picked up on this and it may not mean a whole lot, but it does to me. A lot of the lines right down to word-for-word were copied into Cameron's. If I really want to go into detail, I could say that the film focuses on a wealthy woman in first class, and a young boy in third class that made his way on to the ship by accident. Although they don't fall into a deep love here, the character images are about the same.

The special effects that didn't take over the entire second half were well designed and not too fake to where it didn't even look half way real. I especially like the departure of the Titanic from Southampton dock. It gives a fairly good look at the ship here and throughout the movie. A ship/model that didn't have a lot of money put into considering it was a made-for-TV movie, was still very enjoyable.

The actors did an okay job. It was good how it focused on a couple of different characters and not just one or two. Really drew a picture of what everybody else was like. Other things like writing, costume design, and music were also drawn well. The attempt to recapture the look and atmosphere of the real ship was partly good. Mainly for the attempt and not actually finding it.

This was a good mini-series with a good topic to go off on. Titanic has been one of the most popular stories and epics of all time and it is good to see a variety of movies trying to portray it. Remember to rate this as a film of itself and NOT a duplicate of James Cameron's.


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