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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Peter Gallagher ...  Wynn Park 2 episodes, 1996
George C. Scott ...  Captain Edward J. Smith 2 episodes, 1996
Catherine Zeta-Jones ...  Isabella Paradine 2 episodes, 1996
Eva Marie Saint ...  Hazel Foley 2 episodes, 1996
Tim Curry ...  Simon Doonan 2 episodes, 1996
Roger Rees ...  J. Bruce Ismay 2 episodes, 1996
Harley Jane Kozak ...  Bess Allison 2 episodes, 1996
Marilu Henner ...  Molly Brown 2 episodes, 1996
Mike Doyle ...  Jamie Perse 2 episodes, 1996
Sonsee Neu ...  Aase Ludvigsen 2 episodes, 1996
Felicity Waterman ...  Alice Cleaver 2 episodes, 1996
Malcolm Stewart ...  First Officer William Murdoch 2 episodes, 1996
Kevin McNulty ...  Second Officer Charles Lightoller 2 episodes, 1996
Kavan Smith ...  Fifth Officer Harold Lowe 2 episodes, 1996
Terence Kelly ...  Captain Arthur Henry Rostron 2 episodes, 1996
Scott Hylands ...  John Jacob Astor IV 2 episodes, 1996
Janne Mortil ...  Madeline Astor 2 episodes, 1996
Tamsin Kelsey ...  Clarinda Jack 2 episodes, 1996
Eric Keenleyside ...  Black Billy Jack 2 episodes, 1996
Kevin Conway ...  Hudson Allison 2 episodes, 1996
Devon Hoholuk Devon Hoholuk ...  Lorraine Allison 2 episodes, 1996
Crystal Verge ...  Miss Miller 2 episodes, 1996
Bernard Cuffling ...  Etches 2 episodes, 1996
Barry Pepper ...  Bride 2 episodes, 1996
Matt Hill ...  Phillips 2 episodes, 1996
Don MacKay ...  Mr.Dickie 2 episodes, 1996
Stephen Dimopoulos ...  Chief Bell 2 episodes, 1996
Matthew Walker ...  Captain Lord 2 episodes, 1996
Chris Humphreys ...  First Officer Dean 2 episodes, 1996
Gerard Plunkett ...  Fourth Officer Boxhall 2 episodes, 1996
Molly Parker ...  Lulu Foley 2 episodes, 1996
Hagan Beggs Hagan Beggs ...  Alden Foley 2 episodes, 1996
Brent Stait ...  Irish Bunkmate 2 episodes, 1996
Aaron Pearl ...  Lee 2 episodes, 1996
Byron Lucas Byron Lucas ...  Fleet 2 episodes, 1996
Ron Halder Ron Halder ...  Second Officer Stone 2 episodes, 1996
Eric Schneider Eric Schneider ...  Third Officer Groves 2 episodes, 1996
Gavin Craig Gavin Craig ...  Wireless Operator 2 episodes, 1996
Janie Woods-Morris ...  Mrs. Strauss 2 episodes, 1996
Peter Haworth Peter Haworth ...  Mr. Strauss 2 episodes, 1996
Martin Evans ...  Quartermaster Hitchens 2 episodes, 1996
Katharine Isabelle ...  Ophelia Jack 2 episodes, 1996
Lachlan Murdoch ...  Perry Jack 2 episodes, 1996
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Storyline

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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Who will survive? See more »


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

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Trivia

Some smaller foreign video distributors marketed this mini-series as a sequel to James Cameron's Titanic (1997). See more »

Goofs

The distress rockets are shown burning as simple white balls. As depicted later in Titanic, they actually burst into stars. See more »

Quotes

Second Officer Charles Lightoller: I'm sorry ma'am. Your dog will have to stay behind. And you too sir.
Hazel Foely: Nobody is going to tell me that my Charlie is going to have stay behind!
Second Officer Charles Lightoller: I'm sorry ma'am, your husband will have to stay behind.
Hazel Foely: I'm not talking about my husband! I'm talking about Charlie, I'm not going to leave my poor helpless dog on a sinking ship!
Alden Foley: You can't let these women go alone.
Second Officer Charles Lightoller: You heard me. No men! No dogs!
Hazel Foley: Charlie will stay right here, thank you!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits of Part 1 and 2 are set against a background of photos of the Titanic's construction. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Croatian video release is heavily cut, trimming many scenes with Alice Cleaver and her employers, the romantic subplot between Isabella Paradine and Wynn Park and Osa's scenes with her roommates, etc. Many subplots and sinking scenes get removed entirely. This version runs approximately 132 minutes. See more »

Connections

Edited into Natural World: The Iceberg That Sank the Titanic (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Chrysanthemum
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Music by Scott Joplin
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus
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Better than I expected
6 December 1999 | by 23skidoo-4See all my reviews

This made-for-TV version of the famous disaster actually stands up fairly well against its $200 million James Cameron counterpart. The effects are good - and in a few cases even on par with Cameron's version. Indeed, watching the two films back to back, you might be surprised at the similarities between the two versions, at least during some key moments. Both have steerage party scenes, for instance. The cast is generally strong too, particularly Catherine Zeta Jones in one of her first lead performances, and George C. Scott as Capt. Smith. But where Titanic (1996) hits all the wrong notes is in a poorly conceived subplot involving a crooked crewmember (Tim Curry). His character doesn't really belong here, and his villainous actions get to be quite shocking near the end ... it takes away from the human drama of the doomed people on the ship and actually comes close to ruining the movie (though no fault of actor Tim Curry, who turns in a great performance). If you only have time to see one super-long movie based on the disaster, see the Cameron film - if you've got time to see two, this one is worth the rental.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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