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Titanic

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 1997
  • James Cameron
  • 186 mins
  • 12

Summary

James Cameron's Oscar-winning blockbuster, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. During the Titanic's maiden voyage in 1912, penniless artist Jack Dawson falls in love with socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater, who is travelling with her fiancé. Years later, Rose relives the affair and the tragic events that followed, while a salvage crew searches for a priceless diamond said to have been lost in the shipwreck.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

There are two love stories here: one is between James Cameron and a ship; the other is between society girl Kate Winslet and third-class passenger Leonardo DiCaprio. Cameron's script wouldn't have sustained Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh for 80 minutes, but, somehow, he and his magical cast revive that old-style studio gloss for three riveting hours. Titanic is a sumptuous assault on the emotions, with a final hour that fully captures the horror and the freezing, paralysing fear of the moment. And there are single shots, such as an awesome albatross-like swoop past the steaming ship, when you sense Cameron hugging himself with the fun of it all. At a cost of over $200 million, it's one of the most expensive movies ever made; it grossed nearly two billion dollars at the box office - a record. Winning 11 Oscars, it also shares - with Ben-Hur and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - the record haul of Academy Awards.

Credits

Cast

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Jack DawsonLeonardo DiCaprio
Rose DeWitt BukaterKate Winslet
Cal HockleyBilly Zane
Molly BrownKathy Bates
Ruth DeWitt BukaterFrances Fisher
Old RoseGloria Stuart
Brock LovettBill Paxton
Captain EJ SmithBernard Hill
Spicer LovejoyDavid Warner
Thomas AndrewsVictor Garber
Bruce IsmayJonathan Hyde
FabrizioDanny Nucci
Lizzy CalvertSuzy Amis
Fifth Officer Harold LoweIoan Gruffudd
John Jacob AstorEric Braeden
Irish mommyJenette Goldstein

Crew

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DirectorJames Cameron

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2012-04-06
Languages
English | Swedish | Italian | French
Guidance
Nudity, edited for language and violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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