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Raise the Titanic

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Raise the Titanic (1980)

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They've found the Titanic. There's just one thing left to do...

They said that God himself couldn't sink it. Now they say that no man could raise it.

Once they said God himself couldn't sink her. Then they said no man on earth could reach her. Now - you will be there when we Raise The Titanic


This box-office bomb is about some schemers' hell-bent efforts to raise the fated vessel from its murky grave when they suspect that there's a fortune in radioactive cargo aboard. To add a little excitement, a bunch of Russians decide they want to get there first. ~


Raise the Titanic is a 1980 adventure film by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment and directed by Jerry Jameson. The film, which was written by Eric Hughes (adaptation) and Adam Kennedy (screenplay), was based on the book of the same name by Clive Cussler. The story concerns a plan to recover the RMS Titanic because it is carrying cargo valuable to Cold War hegemony.
Although the film starred Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer, and Sir Alec Guinness, it was poorly received by critics and audiences and proved to be a box office bomb. The film only grossed about $13.8 million against an estimated $40 million budget. Lew Grade famously remarked "it would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic".


aise the Titanic received mostly negative reviews at the time. However, its musical score was given a positive response. It currently scores a 60% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. At the time of its release, Cussler was so disgusted with the film adaption of his book he refused to give any further permission for cinematic works based on his books.[10] (In 2006 Cussler sued the filmmakers of Sahara, a film adaption of his 1992 book, for failing to consult him on the script when it also made huge financial losses.[11])
The film, which had a budget of $40 million, only managed to gross $7 million at the box office plus $6.8 million in video rentals.[1][2][3] Raise The Titanic, along with other contemporary flops, has been credited with prompting Grade's withdrawal from continued involvement with the film industry.


Release Date: August 1, 1980


Distrib: AFD

Boxoffice: $6,000,000

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