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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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Won 11 Oscars. Another 112 wins & 83 nominations. See more awards »

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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

The only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year not to be nominated in any of the writing categories. This is in contrast to Titanic (1953), which won only one Oscar: Best Screenplay. See more »

Goofs

When Brock is filming from the inside of the submarine, he's supposed to be well underwater, by the Titanic's wreckage. The light outside the window is coming from the submersible's outside lights. 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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Alternate Versions

During the sinking in a prerelease version seen in November 97, there was a short scene with the Strausses (The older couple later seen on the bed). Mrs. Strauss is offered a place on the boats, but refuses to leave her husband, and Mr. Strauss refuses to take a place before the other men. You can see the tail end of the shot in the final film, with the two of them walking away after this exchange. Other things that were longer in this version were the opening on the sea floor, where more artifacts are seen, as well as Rose's search for the handcuff key (she is shown looking through more drawers, etc.) See more »

Connections

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Valse Septembre
Written by Felix Godin
Performed by Salonisti (as I Salonisti)
Produced by John Altman
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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 »

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:

$2,471,751,922
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Technical Specs

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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)| Dolby Atmos (re-release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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