The construction of the R.M.S. 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.
On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an iceberg into the new ship's path... See full summary »
Shane Van Dyke
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Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
A group of Americans are interested in raising the ill-fated ocean liner R.M.S. Titanic. One of the team members finds out the Russians also have plans to raise the ship from its watery grave. Why all the interest? A rare mineral on board could be used to power a sound beam that will knock any missile out of the air when entering us airspace.Written by
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In the movie, Pitt reveals his plan to raise the Titanic to a skeptical Admiral Kemper, General Busby, and Director Nicholson aboard the Presidential yacht. In real-life, the final Presidential yacht, U.S.S. Sequoia, had been auctioned off two years earlier at the direction of U.S. President Jimmy Carter. When ITC Entertainment asked the State Department for permission to borrow the yacht for filming, a substitute had to be found. A member of Congress suggested the Potomac, a seventy-foot vessel launched in 1958 as the "Seven Seas" by Manitowoc, Wisconsin-based Burger Boat Co. Owner Joe Wheeler, a Louisville, Kentucky businessman, had just refitted her at great expense to serve as a floating showroom for the oil and water filtration and security systems manufactured by his company, Wheeler Industries. This movie's producers paid six thousand dollars (seventeen thousand five hundred dollars in 2016 dollars) to use the Potomac, and Wheeler donated the money to the Special Olympics. Four months before the movie's release, the Potomac was used to entertain the wives of Israeli President Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat while Begin and Sadat met with President Carter to work on the Camp David Accords, which saw Israel return the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt. Earlier in her life, the Potomac had belonged to Kleenex fortune heir and race car driver James Kimberly. See more »
When Pitt brings forward raising the Titanic, he says the explosive charges will be detonated eight seconds apart. The explosions are random, except the last two, which occur less than a second apart. See more »
[Deep Quest is trapped in Titanic's rigging]
C'mon baby... C'mon you pretty little thing... Get your daddy out of this!
[after trying in vain to free Deep Quest, which remains stuck... hushed voice]
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In the original theatrical release, there is a scene between Pitt (Richard Jordan) and Dana (Anne Archer) where they discuss Seagram (David Selby). This scene is missing from all video and DVD releases. See more »
Ok, so Raise the Titanic isn't the greatest film ever made, but it's not the worst. Cussler was having Dirk Pitt raise the Titanic and save the world when Tom Clancy was still selling insurance. I wish the film makers had stuck closer to the book, which is part Titanic, part James Bond. It's as if they decided to take the (very) basic plot of the novel and spend about $50 million on a film that looked like about $1.99. The acting is fair considering the script Robards and Jordan had to work with. From an appearance stand point Richard Jordan is Dirk Pitt for me. I can see him in the part. It was just that the part wasn't written for one of Jordan's talent. Read the novel, rent the movie and compare the hatchet job Hollywood did on it. At least they would do better on the next major Titanic movie. Not much consolation to Clive Cussler I'm afraid, but hey that's show biz!
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