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Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 19 December 1997 (USA)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director:

James Cameron

Writer:

James Cameron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Jack Dawson
Kate Winslet ... Rose Dewitt Bukater
Billy Zane ... Cal Hockley
Kathy Bates ... Molly Brown
Frances Fisher ... Ruth Dewitt Bukater
Gloria Stuart ... Old Rose
Bill Paxton ... Brock Lovett
Bernard Hill ... Captain Smith
David Warner ... Spicer Lovejoy
Victor Garber ... Thomas Andrews
Jonathan Hyde ... Bruce Ismay
Suzy Amis ... Lizzy Calvert
Lewis Abernathy Lewis Abernathy ... Lewis Bodine
Nicholas Cascone Nicholas Cascone ... Bobby Buell
Anatoly M. Sagalevitch Anatoly M. Sagalevitch ... Anatoly Milkailavich (as Dr. Anatoly M. Sagalevitch)
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Storyline

84 years later, a 100 year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swedish | Italian

Release Date:

19 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Planet Ice See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,638,131, 21 December 1997

Gross USA:

$659,363,944

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,187,463,944
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| DTS 70 mm (70 mm prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Initially, director James Cameron wasn't sold on the idea of casting either Kate Winslet or Leonardo DiCaprio. Winslet was a logical suggestion by the casting department since she had already done quite a lot of period drama (she was nicknamed 'Corset Kate' for that reason), but Cameron actually wanted to avoid typecasting, and look for a fresh face with less cinematic baggage. However, after auditioning Winslet, it was clear that she had both the strength and vulnerability to accurately portray Rose. For Jack, Cameron was equally afraid that DiCaprio's previous portrayal of mentally challenged and antisocial characters might be an obstacle for the audience in accepting him as a regular person. During the audition, DiCaprio got off to a bad start by initially refusing to read for the part, but he reluctantly accepted when Cameron told him that there would be no audition unless he did. Cameron's doubts were immediately gone when DiCaprio instantly turned into Jack as envisioned as soon as he started to read. When Winslet and DiCaprio later did a scene together and showed unmistakable chemistry, the deal was sealed. See more »

Goofs

Just before Jack "borrows/steals" the jacket on the 1st class deck we see a little boy playing with a spinning top. Between one camera angle and the next we see him throw the top down twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Brock Lovett: Thirteen meters; you should see it.
Brock Lovett: [seeing the shipwreck come into view for the first time] OK; take her up and over the bow rail.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

When aired on TNT, the scene where Jack is drawing Rose is a different take. The board that he uses to write on is higher to cover up any of her nude body. See more »


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Blue Danube
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Written by Johann Strauss
Performed by Salonisti (as I Salonisti)
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User Reviews

 
Amazing in 1997, 2005, 2015, 2030, 3010 & forever more a Masterpiece!
20 January 2015 | by katherinegranada995See all my reviews

You can watch this movie in 1997, you can watch it again in 2004 or 2009 or you can watch it in 2015 or 2020, and this movie will get you EVERY TIME. Titanic has made itself FOREVER a timeless classic! I just saw it today (2015) and I was crying my eyeballs out JUST like the first time I saw it back in 1998. This is a movie that is SO touching, SO precise in the making of the boat, the acting and the storyline is BRILLIANT! And the preciseness of the ship makes it even more outstanding!

Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio definitely created a timeless classic that can be watched time and time again and will never get old. This movie will always continue to be a beautiful, painful & tragic movie. 10/10 stars for this masterpiece!


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