Raise the Titanic
(1980) is an adventure film based on Clive Cussler
's novel of the same name
Starring Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer and Alec Guinness
, the plot centres around a plan to raise the ill-fated liner
from the bottom of the Atlantic in order to recover a rare mineral thought to be on board.
The production was beset with problems
, including a change of director and numerous script re-writes. Raise the Titanic
was a notable critical and Box Office Bomb
, recouping only about $13 million of its $40 million budget, and is credited with bringing about the demise of Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment. It was nominated for three Golden Raspberries
. John Barry
's score did receive praise, however.
Raise the Titanic proves examples of the following tropes: