Raise the Titanic (1980)

Raise the Titanic

Directed by Jerry Jameson

1980 • PG • English • 113 min.

At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government has plans to build a sonic shield that can protect the entire country from any missile attack. The shield requires a rare element, byzanium, to function, and wouldn’t you know it, the only known byzanium is in the cargo hold of the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean. Given the movie’s title, you can probably tell where this is going. Based on the Clive Cussler book, one of his many featuring adventurer Dirk Pitt. And the great John Barry (The Black Hole, Kong ’76, several James Bond movies including the first, Dr. No) provides the musical score.

Cast: Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer

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