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Titanic (1996)

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In 1912, the H.M.S. Titanic was the largest ocean liner built to date, and its designers had incorporated several features they believed would make the ship virtually unsinkable. However, the Titanic never returned from its maiden voyage; after striking an iceberg, the ship slowly sank to the bottom on the ocean, with most of its passengers meeting a watery grave in the freezing ocean. The 1996 made-for-television movie Titanic tells the story of how this disaster came to befall the great ship, and what happened to the passengers on board -- both the wealthy socialites in first class and the poor immigrants in steerage. The cast includes George C. Scott as Capt. Smith, Peter Gallagher as Wynn Park, Eva Marie Saint as Hazel Foley, Tim Curry as Simon Doonan, Marilu Henner as Molly Brown, and Catherine Zeta-Jones (before she became a major star in The Mask Of Zorro and Entrapment) as Isabella Paradine.
Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Television
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Studio:
Hallmark Entertainment

Cast

Peter Gallagher
as Wynn Park
George C. Scott
as Capt. Edward J. Smith
Catherine Zeta-Jones
as Isabella Paradine
Eva Marie Saint
as Mrs. Foley
Mike Doyle
as Jamie Perse
Tim Curry
as Simon Doonan
Roger Rees
as J. Bruce Ismay
Harley Jane Kozak
as Bess Allison
Marilu Henner
as Molly Brown
Scott Hylands
as John Jacob Astor
Janne Mortil
as Madeleine Astor
Kevin McNulty
as Lightoller
Tamsin Kelsey
as Clarinda Jack
Eric Keenleyside
as Black Billy Jack
Kevin Conway
as Hudson Allison
Devon Hoholuk
as Lorrain Allison
Crystal Verge
as Miss Miller
Barry Pepper
as Harold Bride
Matt Hill
as Jack Phillips
Don MacKay
as Mr. Dickie
Stephen Dimopoulos
as Chief Engineer Bell
Hagen Beggs
as Alden Foley
Molly Parker
as Lulu Foley
Chris Humphreys
as 1st Officer Dean
Matthew Walker
as Capt. Lord
Craig Gavin
as Wireless Operator
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Critic Reviews for Titanic

All Critics (1)

Although this miniseries doesn't come close to capturing the scope of the disaster as Cameron did, the filler material is far better.

January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Titanic

½

Although this miniseries doesn't come close to capturing the scope of the disaster as Cameron did, the filler material is far better.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood
½

Titanic is an entertaining and dramatic made-for-television film that's quite comprehensive. Aboard the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic an estranged couple rekindle their romance and a pair of thieves plan an intricate heist, but destiny intervenes. A number of impressive stars form the cast, including George C. Scott, Catherine Zeta Jones, Tim Curry, Marilu Henner, and Barry Pepper. While most of the acting is subpar, some of the actors like Scott, Jones, and Curry really shine. Yet, the film is surprisingly ambitious; attempting to tell the entire tale of Titanic, from its launch to the survivors' arrival at New York. It also attempts to incorporate a number of CGI shots, and although the CGI is rudimentary, it works well enough. While the made-for-television format limits the film, Titanic still delivers an impressively captivating adventure.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

½

I'm sure this makes me a hater but...really? They got lucky with the story because it's based on something that actually happened. I think this film was in the right place at the right time. Surprised it's done so well and grossed so much.

Brie G
Brie G

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