TV Mini-Series | PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History
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.
Produced in advance of the imminent James Cameron movie on the same topic, this mini-series was rushed into production and very hastily completed in order to cash in on the latter's before-release hype. This mini-series aired over two nights on CBS in late-November 1996. The first part received high Nielsen ratings, but experienced a huge drop during the second part, because most viewers got thrown off by the lackluster production. Since this mini-series was so rushed, it included mistakes and historical inaccuracies which Titanic enthusiasts found inexcusable given the wealth of knowledge about the liner and its occupants available by the mid 1990s.
Osa Ludvigsen: What the...?
Simon Doonan: Your boyfriend's not around to protect you, right?
The scene where Isabella orders a cable to be sent to her husband, she is in the wireless room giving it directly to the operators. In reality, she would have ordered it through the Purser's office who would have sent the message to the wireless room.
The opening credits of Part 1 and 2 are set against a background of photos of the Titanic's construction.
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.