Titanic (1997)

Titanic is the 1997 blockbuster romantic/disaster epic based on the events surrounding the sinking of the legendary "unsinkable" vessel. Flashing back to the past and forward to the present, the film primarily follows the stories of the well-to-do and somewhat timid Rose and the poor but lively Jack, star-crossed lovers who meet aboard the doomed ship. In addition, the film tells true and fictionalized accounts of the passengers of the RMS Titanic, with an older Rose recounting her tale to the crew of a research ship. 

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Release Date:
December 19, 1997
James Cameron
David Warner, Kathy Bates, Billy Zane, Bill Paxton, Bernard Hill, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gloria Stuart, Frances Fisher, Victor Garber
3h 14m
James Cameron
200 million
Paramount Pictures, 20th Century
Paramount Pictures, 20th Century
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