PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.
Matthew McConaughey campaigned for years to play Dirk Pitt.
Sailor Who Drops Gold:
Pilot, Ironclad: It's all right son, just keep moving. That's the future in your hands.
The entire opening sequence of the bombardment of Richmond at the end of the Civil War is inaccurate. Richmond was never bombed like this. The Union troops were massed on the outskirts of Richmond and poised to invade. The burning of Richmond that is a familiar sight was the result of self-inflicted torching of warehouses intended to prevent the Union Army from taking supplies held in them. The fire quickly spread to engulf much of the Riverfront area.
A Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt Adventure
English, French, Arabic
$1,670,403 (Australia) (8 April 2005)