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Saving the Titanic (2012)

TV-PG | | Drama, History | TV Movie 1 April 2012
The story of the engineers who worked tirelessly to keep the electric power running as the Titanic sank. Their selfless actions kept the lights on and the electric lifeboat winches operational to facilitate the survival of others.

Director:

Maurice Sweeney

Writers:

Colin Herber-Percy, Lyall B. Watson (as Lyall Watson)
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5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Cunningham ... Narrator (voice)
David Wilmot ... Chief Engineer Joseph Bell
Ciarán McMenamin ... Leading Fireman Fred Barrett
Owen McDonnell ... Trimmer Thomas Dillon
Hugh O'Conor ... Assistant Engineer Jonathan Shepherd
Andrew Simpson ... Electrician Albert Ervine
Jonathan Byrne Jonathan Byrne ... Electrician Alfred Middleton
Chris Newman Chris Newman ... Assistant Electrician William Kelly
Paul Kennedy ... Assistant Engineer Herbert Harvey
Douglas Rankine ... Greaser Alfred White
Stephen Hogan ... Thomas Andrews
Conor MacNeill ... Frank Bell
Ciaran O'Grady ... Leading Fireman
Owen Roe ... White Star Lawyer
David Heap David Heap ... White Star Official
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Storyline

The story of the engineers who worked tirelessly to keep the electric power running as the Titanic sank. Their selfless actions kept the lights on and the electric lifeboat winches operational to facilitate the survival of others.

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Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-PG

Parents Guide:

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Goofs

Frank Bell is incorrectly informed by his father Chief Engineer Joseph Bell that you have to be 16 years old to work on a White Star Line ship. In fact 2 members of Titanic's crew were aged just 14. Neither of them survived the sinking. See more »

Connections

Featured in Terra Mater: Die Helden der Titanic (2012) See more »

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Brilliant informative docu-drama about this maritime tragedy
6 August 2018 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

I concur with L.K.'s review of 11/4/12 and awarded the highest rating accordingly.The two outstanding characters in this production are chief engineering officer Joseph Bell and leading fireman Frederick Barrett.The producers have highlighted the crew below decks, mainly the electricians who bravely kept the lights on until the last moment and the stokers/firemen who fed the many boilers to provide the power.Both historic characters are famous in their own way.Joseph Bell who made a sagacious remembrance comment from his childhood about the Danish king Canute, from British history, who did not believe his courtiers' flattering comments that he was more powerful than nature by having the power to turn back the waves.Meanwhile Frederick Barrett was one of the few survivors to give testimony to the official enquiry about how the sinking affected the men under his control in the boiler room.

Although "A Night to Remember " (1958) was excellent with scenes of life in the engine/boiler rooms, this production concentrated more on the personalities of the afore-mentioned electricians and stokers and firemen, most of whom were not saved. and produced in a modern docudrama style with no Hollywood stars getting in the way.One actor I did recognise was the Northern Irish supervisor who played in another brilliant docudrama production about the birth of RMS Olympic & Titanic.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Ireland | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Helden der Titanic See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,600,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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