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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$659,325,379, 10 December 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,186,772,302, 11 August 2015
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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

Hugh Grant was offered the role of Cal, but politely told James Cameron it wasn't his thing. See more »

Goofs

It is often claimed that there is a tattoo visible on Rose's arm when she attempts suicide. It is actually a moon-shaped black dot - some embellishment that has come loose from her robe, clearly visible in closer shots. 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

Indian censors removed Kate Winslet's nudity in the scene where Jack sketches Rose. It is uncensored in the 2012 reissue prints. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Voice: The Blind Auditions, Part 5 (2015) See more »

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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Despite a lot of plot flaws and conveniences, this really is one of the best films ever made.
3 July 2018 | by paulclaassenSee all my reviews

Ah, yes, the film that propelled Leonardi DiCapro to super stardom, became the first film to gross $1 billion, and stayed on the top of the box office charts for 12 years (only to be kicked off the top by another James Cameron film, Avatar).

It is said 'Titanic' is the film with the most continuity errors of all films. Despite this, though, the film was indeed a masterpiece. The sheer scale of the sets and entire production were simply mind blowing! The sinking of the Titanic was the greatest ship sinking scene EVER and was done with such meticulous detail that one would think they actually really sunk the ship. Off course, that was not the case, though, as it were all (very elaborate) sets, most of which were destroyed during the making of the film.

Leonardo made for a very likable hero, quite frankly one a lot of guys can relate to. The young lovers were so different and yet so alike, and their love story was almost endearing. I must admit, the jumping backwards and forwards in time was a bit unnecessary and resulted in an overlong epic. They should only have told the 1912 story. Apart from that, the film was thrilling, exciting and fascinating in every sense of the word!


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