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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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Wynn Park 2 episodes, 1996
...  Captain Edward J. Smith 2 episodes, 1996
...  Isabella Paradine 2 episodes, 1996
...  Hazel Foley 2 episodes, 1996
...  Simon Doonan 2 episodes, 1996
...  J. Bruce Ismay 2 episodes, 1996
...  Bess Allison 2 episodes, 1996
...  Molly Brown 2 episodes, 1996
...  Jamie Perse 2 episodes, 1996
...  Aase Ludvigsen 2 episodes, 1996
...  Alice Cleaver 2 episodes, 1996
...  First Officer William Murdoch 2 episodes, 1996
...  Second Officer Charles Lightoller 2 episodes, 1996
...  Fifth Officer Harold Lowe 2 episodes, 1996
...  Captain Arthur Henry Rostron 2 episodes, 1996
...  John Jacob Astor IV 2 episodes, 1996
...  Madeline Astor 2 episodes, 1996
...  Clarinda Jack 2 episodes, 1996
...  Black Billy Jack 2 episodes, 1996
...  Hudson Allison 2 episodes, 1996
Devon Hoholuk ...  Lorraine Allison 2 episodes, 1996
...  Miss Miller 2 episodes, 1996
Bernard Cuffling ...  Etches 2 episodes, 1996
...  Bride 2 episodes, 1996
...  Phillips 2 episodes, 1996
...  Mr.Dickie 2 episodes, 1996
...  Chief Bell 2 episodes, 1996
...  Captain Lord 2 episodes, 1996
Chris Humphreys ...  First Officer Dean 2 episodes, 1996
...  Fourth Officer Boxhall 2 episodes, 1996
...  Lulu Foley 2 episodes, 1996
Hagan Beggs ...  Alden Foley 2 episodes, 1996
...  Irish Bunkmate 2 episodes, 1996
...  Lee 2 episodes, 1996
Byron Lucas ...  Fleet 2 episodes, 1996
Ron Halder ...  Second Officer Stone 2 episodes, 1996
Eric Schneider ...  Third Officer Groves 2 episodes, 1996
Gavin Craig ...  Wireless Operator 2 episodes, 1996
...  Mrs. Strauss 2 episodes, 1996
Peter Haworth ...  Mr. Strauss 2 episodes, 1996
...  Quartermaster Hitchens 2 episodes, 1996
...  Ophelia Jack 2 episodes, 1996
...  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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Will the captain go down with the ship? Who among the passengers will survive? Tonight, the courage and character of those on board is put to the test. 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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17 November 1996 (USA)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Produced in advance of the imminent James Cameron film on the same topic, this made-for-TV movie was rushed into production and very hastily completed in order to cash in on the latter's before-release hype. The film aired over two nights on CBS in late-November 1996. The first part received high Nielsen ratings but experienced a huge drop during the second part, because most viewers got thrown off by the lackluster production. Since the film was so rushed, it included mistakes and historical inaccuracies which Titanic enthusiasts found inexcusable given the wealth of knowledge about the liner and its occupants available by the mid-1990s. See more »

Goofs

There are several errors relating to the Allisons and Alice Cleaver. The Allisons' nurse was not the child murderer Alice Mary Cleaver. She was actually Alice Catherine Cleaver, a different woman. There are problems with them throughout the whole film. Alice Cleaver and Trevor Allison boarded lifeboat 11, quite late into the sinking, not lifeboat 7, the first one launched. The Allisons were also Canadians, not Americans as depicted in the film. See more »

Quotes

Captain Stanley Lord: [Captain Lord is asleep on the chart room table and the phone rings next to his head, startling him awake]
[annoyed]
Captain Stanley Lord: What do you want?
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Connections

Version of Atlantic (1929) See more »

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The Emperor Waltz
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Music by Johann Strauss
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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