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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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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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Great docu-drama without being overly tacky
31 March 2012 | by HellspawnAliceSee all my reviews

This docu-drama focuses on the various struggles of the engineers, electricians and workers in the bowls of the Titanic. The struggles present in the film not only relate to the sinking of the ship, but also ethnic and religious tensions which were prevalent in 1912.

The best thing about this docu-drama is that it is extremely informative while being entertaining. The set is actually quite good considering its budget and that it is a release-to-TV film. Yes, there are cheesy parts to create a connection with the characters in the film, and no it does not offer the heart-wrenching story expressed in Cameron's 'Titanic'. But it sets out what is intended, to tell the untold story of those who fought and died to keep the Titanic afloat for more than an hour and a half than what was expected, saving countless lives.

The reason for giving this docu-drama an 8 is that it offers a good story, decent acting (for a release-to-TV film), good effects, and its educational aspect. Improvements in the acting and the omittance of certain unnecessary story development would have made this film even better.


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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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