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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Trivia

Most of the "ocean" that extras were jumping into was only three feet deep except for a very small area that was much deeper around the set. "Debris" like deck chairs and life jackets were placed in the water to mark exactly where they could safely jump. One they jumped, they'd swim to the shallow section and crouch to give the illusion of deep water. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Andrews is leaning against the fireplace, changing the clock's minute hand when the ship is tilting, the contents in the two glass on the mantle are perfectly still when they should be moving around. 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

On domestic prints, the Paramount Pictures closing logo is not seen. Instead the final credit reads, "Produced and Released by Twentieth Century Fox and Paramount Pictures." On international prints, the final credit reads, "Produced and Released by Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox." See more »

Alternate Versions

The full screen version shown on VHS and LaserDisc reveals all of Rose's backside after dropping the robe. In the widescreen version, just the top of her bottom is seen. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Jack Dawson's Luck
(uncredited)
includes "Humours of Caledon", "The Red-Haired Lass", "The Boys On The Hilltop", and "The Bucks Of Oranmore" (Traditional)
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Haunting, Powerfully Resonant And Visually Stunning
11 January 2015 | by CalRhysSee all my reviews

James Cameron's 'Titanic' shares a similar motto to Marmite, "you either love it or hate it", I for one love this film, yes I know it's got a drawn out romance story, but there's just something about the 3-hour fill of the film that makes its such a spectacularly emotional and beautiful movie. I saw this a lot when I was growing up, this was one of the films of my childhood, it is truly a powerfully resonant and visually stunning movie of epic proportions. Personally I favour the British original 'A Night to Remember', but this is a pretty close contender. Winner of 11 Oscars, James Cameron's romantic-disaster epic is a triumph of cinema that boasts perfect chemistry between Kate and Leo as the lovers bound for tragedy. Many people disregard this film nowadays solely because it's become the most popular film ever made alongside Cameron's other epic 'Avatar', and whilst 'Titanic' is definitely not one of my favourite films, it's just so powerfully amazing and no doubt at all it has once brought a tear to everyone's eyes. The main aspect I love in this film is James Horner's haunting score that was a key ingredient in the film's success, it is simply perfect, too bad Celine Dion had to close this on her awful pop version. Nonetheless, 'Titanic' is a modern classic and a beautifully spectacular film that will live on.


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Release Date:

19 December 1997 (USA) See more »

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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:

$2,201,647,264
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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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