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Goliath Awaits (TV Movie 1981) Poster

(1981 TV Movie)

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Portions of the movie were filmed aboard the Queen Mary.
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The insignia on the cap badge on the peak cap worn by 3rd/Chief Engineer John McKenzie (Sir Christopher Lee) is that of the Cunard line, which would make the fictional R.M.S. Goliath a Cunard ship.
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One of the submersibles at the end is the Alvin, the sub in which Robert Ballard first explored the Titanic, when he first discovered the ship in 1986.
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The scenes of the "Goliath" at sea are taken from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). The model was first used in Titanic (1953), and refurbished to resemble the Queen Mary.
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Underwater scenes of the sonar pod and the pod descending from the hull of the research vessel at the beginning of the movie are taken from The Enemy Below (1957).
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Scenes of the U-boat underwater, and of the U-boat crew preparing to attack the R.M.S. Goliath were taken from The Enemy Below (1957).
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Some of the footage of the sinking of the R.M.S. Goliath were taken from the movies The Last Voyage (1960) and Torpedo Run (1958).
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The underwater scenes of the torpedoes running toward the R.M.S. Goliath were taken from The Enemy Below (1957).
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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.
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There are a few similar movies and television episodes for this story: The Twilight Zone's "On Thursday We Leave For Home" centers on a group of people stranded so long on a planet, their leader is hesitant for them to be rescued, and even questions if it's actually a rescue at all; and the movie 20,000 Leagues Beneath The Sea about a mad scientist who's learned to survive on an underwater vessel, which includes playing god with his crew and "guests" who turn out possibly being prisoners, as well as particular foods derived from fish and octopus.
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This movie marked the film debut of Christina Nigra, who later played Kim Gardener in Cloak & Dagger (1984).
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