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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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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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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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A Delightful Surprise
11 April 2012 | by lkozisekSee all my reviews

I had to give this the highest rating. It is original. I have read too many histories of the Titanic to remember them all. After 100 years, can there be anything left to say about the tragedy? Yes! The producers and directors take an entirely forgotten tale, add in drama and "history" and come up with an original contribution to Titanic lore. I added quotes around "history" because almost none of the electricians, engineers, engine room crew or technical staff survived. By necessity, much of this historical drama had to filled in. No one was left to tell the tale. A viewer, though, has the impression that the writers made much effort to be true to the characters, the situations, and the times.

This is a must-see for Titanic buffs or for those who just love tales of a slower and more adventurous time, when people could afford to take a week to cross the Atlantic, men tried to act with honor, and life was filled with a now-forgotten grace.

If you have an interest in the days of the ocean liners or the romance of a bygone era, if you want to hear a lost tale of the Titanic, if you have respect for the people who make things run (like ships' engineers) try this movie. It will not disappoint.


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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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