7.4/10
210
4 user 6 critic

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:

Writers:

, (as Lyall Watson)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Titanic: Blood and Steel (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The construction of the RMS Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast against the background of union riots, political and religious conflicts, and a romance between a young ambitious engineer and an Italian immigrant.

Stars: Kevin Zegers, Alessandra Mastronardi, Derek Jacobi
S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie 1979)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable R.M.S. Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: William Hale
Stars: David Janssen, Cloris Leachman, Harry Andrews
Titanic (1996)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The story of the 1912 sinking of the largest luxury liner ever built, the tragedy that befell over two thousand of the rich and famous as well as of the poor and unknown passengers aboard the doomed ship.

Stars: Peter Gallagher, George C. Scott, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Documentary | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A dramatization of the notorious World War I torpedoing of the ocean liner, RMS Lusitania.

Director: Christopher Spencer
Stars: John Hannah, Kenneth Cranham, Florian Panzner
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.

Director: Jerry Jameson
Stars: Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A docudrama that dives into the political and economic factors of 1912 that lead to the TITANIC disaster and appalling loss of life.

Director: Ryan Katzenbach
Stars: Frances Fisher, Edward Asner, Robert Michael Anderson
Titanic: Birth of a Legend (TV Movie 2005)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Dramatised documentary which follows the lives of the men who designed and built Titanic and her sister ship Olympic at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, showing the violence, ... See full summary »

Director: William Lyons
Stars: Charles Dance, Gordon Langford Rowe, Charles Lawson
Lusitania (TV Movie 1998)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Narrator (voice)
... Chief Engineer Joseph Bell
... Leading Fireman Fred Barrett
... Trimmer Thomas Dillon
... Assistant Engineer Jonathan Shepherd
... Electrician Albert Ervine
... Electrician Alfred Middleton
Chris Newman ... Assistant Electrician William Kelly
... Assistant Engineer Herbert Harvey
... Greaser Alfred White
... Thomas Andrews
... Frank Bell
... Leading Fireman
... White Star Lawyer
David Heap ... White Star Official
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-PG

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1 April 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Helden der Titanic  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€1,600,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Good Tribute To The Engineers And Electricians Of Titanic
12 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

We are not talking here about a Hollywood blockbuster with mega-stars in a soap opera love story about the sinking of the Titanic. Far from it. This is really more of a behind the scenes docu-drama, offering a look at the struggles of the engineering and electrical crew on the great ship as they fight to keep Titanic afloat as long as possible so that more people can be saved, many sacrificing themselves in the process. It's a nice tribute, certainly mostly dramatized but believable, and it makes no real attempt to dazzle the viewer. It just tells the story.

It's slow starting, picking up with the Titanic undergoing sea trials before the beginning of her doomed voyage, and introducing us to the various characters, supposedly based on the testimony of one of the engineers to a tribunal set up in New York City, which is desperately trying to create heroes out of the disaster. We get a sense of the grandeur of the Titanic, but mostly we get a very believable sense of the hot and grimy work taking place deep in the bowels of the ship, as coal is shovelled and the engines are kept burning. The entire focus is on the engineering crew and a handful of electricians. We never see the rest of the crew and no mention is made of anyone else, although there are a handful of scenes including passengers. As the water pours in, you do feel the increasing desperation and your admiration for these men grows as they fight the odds.

There's a good depiction of religious tensions in this (the Protestant- Catholic rivalry in Ireland is very present) and we see the class divisions of the Titanic, not among the passengers, but among the crew themselves, who are segregated into increasingly less comfortable quarters depending on their jobs. All in all, it's a pretty straightforward account of a chaotic event, and of how people handled the chaos. (7/10)


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial