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Saving the Titanic (2012)

TV-PG | | Drama, History | TV Movie 1 April 2012
The story of the engineers who worked tirelessly to keep the electric power running as the Titanic sank. Their selfless actions kept the lights on and the electric lifeboat winches operational to facilitate the survival of others.

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Maurice Sweeney

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Colin Herber-Percy, Lyall B. Watson (as Lyall Watson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Cunningham ... Narrator (voice)
David Wilmot ... Chief Engineer Joseph Bell
Ciarán McMenamin ... Leading Fireman Fred Barrett
Owen McDonnell ... Trimmer Thomas Dillon
Hugh O'Conor ... Assistant Engineer Jonathan Shepherd
Andrew Simpson ... Electrician Albert Ervine
Jonathan Byrne ... Electrician Alfred Middleton
Chris Newman Chris Newman ... Assistant Electrician William Kelly
Paul Kennedy ... Assistant Engineer Herbert Harvey
Douglas Rankine ... Greaser Alfred White
Stephen Hogan ... Thomas Andrews
Conor MacNeill ... Frank Bell
Ciaran O'Grady ... Leading Fireman
Owen Roe ... White Star Lawyer
David Heap David Heap ... White Star Official
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The story of the engineers who worked tirelessly to keep the electric power running as the Titanic sank. Their selfless actions kept the lights on and the electric lifeboat winches operational to facilitate the survival of others.

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Drama | History

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TV-PG

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Ireland | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Helden der Titanic See more »

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EUR1,600,000 (estimated)
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| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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A Good Tribute To The Engineers And Electricians Of Titanic
12 April 2012 | by sddavis63See all my reviews

We are not talking here about a Hollywood blockbuster with mega-stars in a soap opera love story about the sinking of the Titanic. Far from it. This is really more of a behind the scenes docu-drama, offering a look at the struggles of the engineering and electrical crew on the great ship as they fight to keep Titanic afloat as long as possible so that more people can be saved, many sacrificing themselves in the process. It's a nice tribute, certainly mostly dramatized but believable, and it makes no real attempt to dazzle the viewer. It just tells the story.

It's slow starting, picking up with the Titanic undergoing sea trials before the beginning of her doomed voyage, and introducing us to the various characters, supposedly based on the testimony of one of the engineers to a tribunal set up in New York City, which is desperately trying to create heroes out of the disaster. We get a sense of the grandeur of the Titanic, but mostly we get a very believable sense of the hot and grimy work taking place deep in the bowels of the ship, as coal is shovelled and the engines are kept burning. The entire focus is on the engineering crew and a handful of electricians. We never see the rest of the crew and no mention is made of anyone else, although there are a handful of scenes including passengers. As the water pours in, you do feel the increasing desperation and your admiration for these men grows as they fight the odds.

There's a good depiction of religious tensions in this (the Protestant- Catholic rivalry in Ireland is very present) and we see the class divisions of the Titanic, not among the passengers, but among the crew themselves, who are segregated into increasingly less comfortable quarters depending on their jobs. All in all, it's a pretty straightforward account of a chaotic event, and of how people handled the chaos. (7/10)


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