I just finally got to see "Raise the Titanic" on HBO/MAX. What a great movie and film score!
I remember this movie being panned by critics and it only surviving a few weeks at theaters so I never got to see it as a kid.
It was never available for rental where I lived either so it crept into the nether regions of my memory banks and forgotten for a while then viola I see it featured as a recent addition to HBO's movie lineup.
I gotta say it's much more well-written than other contemporary and more popular adventure flicks like "The Final Countdown" and "The Black Hole". I also liked the subtle love triangle story-line that permeated without being an overdrawn plot point.
Richard Jordan also shines as Captain Dirk Pitt (what a name) and there was no faux-machoness about his portrayal either that we see today with boring action/adventure stars (I see you Statham, Dulhberg, the Rock). He captures the essence of a man who has led dangerous missions but he also emulated a good amount of fragility. I've seen Richard in other films where he doesn't play these types of roles so it's amazing to me that he did with one movie that the beforementioned can't achieve in 90% of their own roles.
nice tribute to richard, i'm going to have to give that a watch. by the character name i'm guessing it's based off an early clive cussler novel which is encouraging.share
After looking it up, yes it's based on the novel character. The movie also has Jason Robards and the Anne Archer (the love interest) and she's in her prime here. Too bad we so little of her throughout the 80s save for Fatal Attractionshare
she's an actress i'm not so familiar with. a friend of mine brought her up a couple times in the last year and i thought he meant someone else, i looked her up after that. i saw fatal attraction when i was younger and liked it but it's been a long time.share