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Goliath Awaits (1981)

During World War II, the passenger liner Goliath is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Connor

Writers:

Richard M. Bluel (teleplay) (as Richard Bluel), Pat Fielder (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Albert ... Adm. Wiley Sloan
John Carradine ... Ronald Bentley
Alex Cord ... Dr. Sam Marlowe
Robert Forster ... Cmdr. Jeff Selkirk
Frank Gorshin ... Dan Wesker
Mark Harmon ... Peter Cabot
Christopher Lee ... John McKenzie
Jean Marsh ... Dr. Goldman
John McIntire ... Sen. Oliver Bartholomew
Jeanette Nolan ... Mrs. Sarah Bartholomew
Duncan Regehr ... Paul Ryker
Emma Samms ... Lea McKenzie
Alan Fudge ... Lew Bascomb
George Innes ... Dave Winter
John Ratzenberger ... Bill Sweeney
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Storyline

During World War II, the passenger liner Goliath is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades they build a rigidly regulated society completely isolated from the surface world, until in contemporary times a diving team begins to explore the wreck. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The depth of danger is measured in blood... See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Goliat' czeka See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Jean Marsh appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) to promote the movie, Johnny was extremely skeptical the movie's scenario could actually take place. See more »

Goofs

When discussing sending divers in to sample the air, Selkirk tells the admiral "As long as they don't take their heads off, they should be alright." He should have said: their helmets. See more »

Quotes

Peter Cabot: Surely, Sir, the people here will want to be rescued.
John McKenzie: Yes, of course they will, Yet, you know, I can't help feeling that if a spaceship was to land upon Earth from another planet and aliens said to the people: "We have come to rescue you", the answer might be: "Rescue us? From what?"
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Alternate Versions

Released on video at 110 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in BioShock (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen
Performed by the Ovaltineys
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Potential chiller lost by subplots
18 October 1999 | by yenloSee all my reviews

An ocean liner goes down during WWII and a number of passengers survive and establish a civilization under the sea in the wreck. The film starts out good with but then begins to wither. Too many little subplots are injected into the story, which sink it. (No pun intended) It begins to take on a Voyage to the Bottom of The Sea TV series episode type plot and the chilling Twilight Zone potential of the picture is lost. Christopher Lee does a superb job as the ship captain and is the only really interesting character. A man who has gone from captain of the ship to absolute God in his underwater kingdom. The other characters particularly the Navy personnel who discover the wreck are weak to say the least. John Carradine co-stars as a silent film star who was aboard the liner when it went down and is now revered by the younger generation as one of the `Elders'. Frank Gorshin is also aboard as an individual who serves the captain in much the same way Beria served Stalin.


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