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Titanic 

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | TV Mini-Series (1996)
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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.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Peter Gallagher ...  Wynn Park 2 episodes, 1996
George C. Scott ...  Captain Edward J. Smith 2 episodes, 1996
Catherine Zeta-Jones ...  Isabella Paradine 2 episodes, 1996
Eva Marie Saint ...  Hazel Foley 2 episodes, 1996
Tim Curry ...  Simon Doonan 2 episodes, 1996
Roger Rees ...  J. Bruce Ismay 2 episodes, 1996
Harley Jane Kozak ...  Bess Allison 2 episodes, 1996
Marilu Henner ...  Molly Brown 2 episodes, 1996
Mike Doyle ...  Jamie Perse 2 episodes, 1996
Sonsee Neu ...  Aase Ludvigsen 2 episodes, 1996
Felicity Waterman ...  Alice Cleaver 2 episodes, 1996
Malcolm Stewart ...  First Officer William Murdoch 2 episodes, 1996
Kevin McNulty ...  Second Officer Charles Lightoller 2 episodes, 1996
Kavan Smith ...  Fifth Officer Harold Lowe 2 episodes, 1996
Terence Kelly ...  Captain Arthur Henry Rostron 2 episodes, 1996
Scott Hylands ...  John Jacob Astor IV 2 episodes, 1996
Janne Mortil ...  Madeline Astor 2 episodes, 1996
Tamsin Kelsey ...  Clarinda Jack 2 episodes, 1996
Eric Keenleyside ...  Black Billy Jack 2 episodes, 1996
Kevin Conway ...  Hudson Allison 2 episodes, 1996
Devon Hoholuk Devon Hoholuk ...  Lorraine Allison 2 episodes, 1996
Crystal Verge ...  Miss Miller 2 episodes, 1996
Bernard Cuffling ...  Etches 2 episodes, 1996
Barry Pepper ...  Bride 2 episodes, 1996
Matt Hill ...  Phillips 2 episodes, 1996
Don MacKay ...  Mr.Dickie 2 episodes, 1996
Stephen Dimopoulos ...  Chief Bell 2 episodes, 1996
Matthew Walker ...  Captain Lord 2 episodes, 1996
Chris Humphreys ...  First Officer Dean 2 episodes, 1996
Gerard Plunkett ...  Fourth Officer Boxhall 2 episodes, 1996
Molly Parker ...  Lulu Foley 2 episodes, 1996
Hagan Beggs Hagan Beggs ...  Alden Foley 2 episodes, 1996
Brent Stait ...  Irish Bunkmate 2 episodes, 1996
Aaron Pearl ...  Lee 2 episodes, 1996
Byron Lucas Byron Lucas ...  Fleet 2 episodes, 1996
Ron Halder Ron Halder ...  Second Officer Stone 2 episodes, 1996
Eric Schneider Eric Schneider ...  Third Officer Groves 2 episodes, 1996
Gavin Craig Gavin Craig ...  Wireless Operator 2 episodes, 1996
Janie Woods-Morris ...  Mrs. Strauss 2 episodes, 1996
Peter Haworth Peter Haworth ...  Mr. Strauss 2 episodes, 1996
Martin Evans ...  Quartermaster Hitchens 2 episodes, 1996
Katharine Isabelle ...  Ophelia Jack 2 episodes, 1996
Lachlan Murdoch ...  Perry Jack 2 episodes, 1996
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Storyline

The plot focuses on the romances of two couples upon the doomed ship's maiden voyage. Isabella Paradine (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is a wealthy woman mourning the loss of her aunt, who reignites a romance with former flame Wynn Park (Peter Gallagher). Meanwhile, a charming ne'er-do-well named Jamie Perse (Mike Doyle) steals a ticket for the ship, and falls for a sweet innocent Irish girl on board. But their romance is threatened by the villainous Simon Doonan (Tim Curry), who has discovered about the ticket and makes Jamie his unwilling accomplice, as well as having sinister plans for the girl. Written by Anonymous

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They all said she was unsinkable. When she sank, it was unthinkable. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexual assault and other violent areas | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Titanic See more »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) | (video) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Thomas Andrews, the architect of the Titanic who was actually present on the disaster, doesn't appear on this film. He also didn't appear on Titanic (1953). See more »

Goofs

Molly Brown makes a remark to Captain Smith about his retirement in 3 days, and he accepts this, but Smith was to have retired only after the return trip to England. See more »

Quotes

Second Officer Charles Lightoller: I'm sorry ma'am. Your dog will have to stay behind. And you too sir.
Hazel Foely: Nobody is going to tell me that my Charlie is going to have stay behind!
Second Officer Charles Lightoller: I'm sorry ma'am, your husband will have to stay behind.
Hazel Foely: I'm not talking about my husband! I'm talking about Charlie, I'm not going to leave my poor helpless dog on a sinking ship!
Alden Foley: You can't let these women go alone.
Second Officer Charles Lightoller: You heard me. No men! No dogs!
Hazel Foley: Charlie will stay right here, thank you!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits of Part 1 and 2 are set against a background of photos of the Titanic's construction. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Croatian video release is heavily cut, trimming many scenes with Alice Cleaver and her employers, the romantic subplot between Isabella Paradine and Wynn Park and Osa's scenes with her roommates, etc. Many subplots and sinking scenes get removed entirely. This version runs approximately 132 minutes. See more »

Connections

Version of Titanic (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Nearer My God to Thee
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Written by Lowell Mason and Sarah F. Adams
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus
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Don't compare it to James Cameron's.
9 December 2000 | by llihillohSee all my reviews

Almost everyone's initial reaction is to compare it to the 1997 version of Titanic. Don't do this! I love the '97 movie as much as everyone else did, but I've noticed that a lot of the writing and actions were taken from this mini-series. All right, so this isn't a billion dollar idea with billions of dollars put into special effects. I liked this four hour movie mostly because it DIDN'T involve all of that. James Cameron put tons of money and people into his movie, plus a substantial amount of jewelry and clothing. He went down to the littlest of detail and while this mini-series doesn't involve every little thing that happened, it still gets the main points across.

After I watched A Night to Remember (1958) and this, I too, compared it to the 1997 one. Maybe a couple of you picked up on this and it may not mean a whole lot, but it does to me. A lot of the lines right down to word-for-word were copied into Cameron's. If I really want to go into detail, I could say that the film focuses on a wealthy woman in first class, and a young boy in third class that made his way on to the ship by accident. Although they don't fall into a deep love here, the character images are about the same.

The special effects that didn't take over the entire second half were well designed and not too fake to where it didn't even look half way real. I especially like the departure of the Titanic from Southampton dock. It gives a fairly good look at the ship here and throughout the movie. A ship/model that didn't have a lot of money put into considering it was a made-for-TV movie, was still very enjoyable.

The actors did an okay job. It was good how it focused on a couple of different characters and not just one or two. Really drew a picture of what everybody else was like. Other things like writing, costume design, and music were also drawn well. The attempt to recapture the look and atmosphere of the real ship was partly good. Mainly for the attempt and not actually finding it.

This was a good mini-series with a good topic to go off on. Titanic has been one of the most popular stories and epics of all time and it is good to see a variety of movies trying to portray it. Remember to rate this as a film of itself and NOT a duplicate of James Cameron's.


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