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Britannic (2000)

A fictional account of the sinking of the H.M.H.S. Britannic off the Greek island of Kea in November 1916. This explores the theory of a German Agent sabotaging the liner, a hospital ship.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Barrett (as John Rhys Davies)
Alex Ferns ...
Stoker Evans
Eleanor Oakley ...
Sarah Lewis
Archie Davies ...
Ed Stobart ...
Adam Bareham ...
Radio Operator
David Lumsden ...
German Radio Operator
Captain Kruger
Philip Rham ...


The lazaret ship Britannic is used by England to transport weapons to Egypt. The German secret service wants to show that abuse of the red cross by overtaking the ship and steering it to a neutral port for inspection. The British secret service hear rumors of an operation and places its own agent, Vera Campell, a board, using the false identity of the nanny of the wife of the British Ambassador in Greece. The German plot to overtake the ship fails, so does a torpedo attack by a submarine. Will the ship be captured? Written by Stephan Eichenberg <Stephan.Eichenberg@stud.ch.tum.de>

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9 January 2000 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


H.M.H.S. Britannic was originally ordered by the White Star Line as the third in her class. Her sisters included R.M.S. Titanic and the R.M.S. Olympic. See more »


The Britannic's bow hit the bottom while the stern was still above water. The scene showing ship falling to the bottom is inaccurate. See more »


Reynolds: Without the support of our women at home I doubt we could win the war. Or even have one.
Sara Lewis: Men start wars. Women clean up afterwards. If things were the other way around, there would be no more wars. I promise you that.
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Sub standard heroics on one boring ship
28 November 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A cheap cash-in on TITANIC, replacing the heading-for-an-iceberg storyline with one involving a German agent (this is set during the First World War) with plans to sabotage the titular hospital ship. BRITANNIC is sub standard in every respect, with poor casting, a laughable script and all manner of low-rent heroics which never convince. When I tell you that this is a made-for-TV movie, all of the above will make sense.

I watched it for Brian Trenchard-Smith, the maverick B-movie director of TURKEY SHOOT and THE MAN FROM HONG KONG, who can still make a decent Z-grade flick occasionally (I'm thinking AZTEC REX). Sadly, Britannic isn't one of his better films, as it's an entirely forgettable escapade which pales in comparison to just about any other seafaring movie you can mention. The leads are dull, the only cast interest comes from three B-flick veterans (John Rhys-Davies, delightful as the gruff captain; Bruce Payne, not a bad guy for a chance; Wolf Kahler in his usual typecast role) and the most offensive part of the story is that we're supposed to buy a romance between the female agent and the German spy! Even worse, we're supposed to sympathise with the guy's predicament when he's the one responsible for what happens in the first place; I don't know about you, but I was cheering when the propeller appeared.

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