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Britannic (2000)

A fictional account of the sinking of the H.M.H.S. Britannic off the Greek island of Kea in November 1916. This explores the theory of a German Agent sabotaging the liner, a hospital ship.

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Brett Thompson, Kim Owen Smith (as Kim Smith) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Atterton ... Reynolds
Amanda Ryan ... Vera Campbell
Jacqueline Bisset ... Lady Lewis
Ben Daniels ... Townsend
John Rhys-Davies ... Captain Barrett (as John Rhys Davies)
Bruce Payne ... Doctor Baker
Alex Ferns ... Stoker Evans
Eleanor Oakley Eleanor Oakley ... Sarah Lewis
Archie Davies Archie Davies ... William Lewis
Ed Stobart Ed Stobart ... Mayfield
Adam Bareham Adam Bareham ... Radio Operator
David Lumsden David Lumsden ... German Radio Operator
Wolf Kahler ... Captain Kruger
Philip Rham Philip Rham ... Jurgens
Daniel Coonan Daniel Coonan ... Seamus
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The lazaret ship Britannic is used by England to transport weapons to Egypt. The German secret service wants to show that abuse of the red cross by overtaking the ship and steering it to a neutral port for inspection. The British secret service hear rumors of an operation and places its own agent, Vera Campell, a board, using the false identity of the nanny of the wife of the British Ambassador in Greece. The German plot to overtake the ship fails, so does a torpedo attack by a submarine. Will the ship be captured? Written by Stephan Eichenberg <Stephan.Eichenberg@stud.ch.tum.de>

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kea | tzia | keos | greek cyclades | aegean | See All (86) »

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Trivia

There was never really any direct evidence that the Britannic was carrying arms and more recent explorations of the wreck tend to disprove that claim as the wreck is in far too good condition for the claimed secondary explosions from illegal ordinance as is often claimed. People tend to forget that the steamships of the day were coal fired and that coal dust was highly explosive and that a torpedo or mine hit, in the coal bunker area would require no illegal arms cargo to create an explosion sufficient to sink even the largest ship. In fact, it is now believed that a long smoldering fire in one of Titanic's coal bunker contributed as much to her sinking as the iceberg. See more »

Goofs

It is not possible for a WWI submarine while submerged to shadow a steamer for several days. The steamer is too fast. See more »

Quotes

Captain Barrett: Miss Campbell, while surveying my ship, do try to remember your condition.
Vera Campbell: My condition?
Captain Barrett: You're a woman. Do try to behave like one.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are set against footage of World War I and the Britannic's launch (which is actually footage of the Lusitania's launch). See more »

Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
(1867) (uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Heard playing in the background in the dining room scenes at the Captain's table
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Not half as good as TITANIC, but still somewhat entertaining.
21 September 2002 | by Jack the Ripper1888See all my reviews

The latter TITANIC was not the epic film about the perilous disaster that the ship beheld when it crashed into an iceberg. No, TITANIC was a mediocre love story written around the ship's disaster. And, this film made the pathetic mistake a few years ago, to try and rip off the success of that first movie with making a TV "special" about the tragic journey of Titanic's sister ship (this TV special also included about a zillion commercials).

The characters are even less interesting than they were in TITANIC, and the special effects and camerawork and not nearly as good. And this is not a good thing, especially since the producers obviously made sure that everyone knew this film was coming, so that they would watch it. And when it finally arrives, it is a complete and total flop. This did not keep me from buying again for my video collection when I saw it at Hollywood for under five dollars. All together, the storyline is slightly more interesting, as there are several gunfights and thrilling moments in which people are chased around. The film is not the thriller that it says it is. It is just another average film based on your true story (with the facts altered of course) and tries to rip off of the success of its predecessor. BRITANNIC gets 2/5.


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Release Date:

10 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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