“Raise The Titanic!” intriguing action-adventure drama, is perhaps the most ambitious motion picture in Hollywood filmmaking history. Photographed on a score of distant locations, including the Pacific Coast, Washington, D.C., Alaska, Greece, England and Malta, the contemporary drama depicts the most prodigious challenge that modern man could attempt–the near-impossible feat of raising the 46,000-ton wreck of the liner Titanic, lying 2 1/2 miles down on the floor of the North Atlantic where she sank while on her maiden voyage in 1912 with the loss of over 1500 lives.
Experts in the U.S. government, military and defense have determined that the hold of the sunken vessel contains a sufficient quantity of a metal more precious than plutonium and its recovery capable of making any world power impregnable to a foreign attack. The motion picture dramatizes the race to search and discover, and the Herculean effort to raise the derelict ship to the surface and gain that priceless possession.
“Raise The Titanic!” starring Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer and Alec Guinness, was produced by William Frye and directed by Jerry Jameson from a screenplay by Adam Kennedy, based on the Eric Hughes adaptation of the internationally best-selling novel by Clive Cussler. The motion picture is a Lord Grade Presentation of a Martin Starger Production, with Starger the Executive Producer, and will be released on Friday, August 1 in the U.S. and Canada by AFD (Associated Film Distribution)