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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 »

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Kevin Connor

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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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Miracle of survival or underwater hell? See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Details

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

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. See more »

Goofs

When Ryker goes back into the water to assist Peter and Lea, he and Peter talk to Lea underwater in an effort to calm her down. However the three of them are wearing the basic breathing masks supplied to the other Goliath survivors, which do not have the communication system used in the diving helmets. See more »

Quotes

John McKenzie: [to Dan Wesker] We've created a very special world down here, you and I. And I don't intend to let it die.
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Released on video at 110 minutes. See more »

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Edited from The Last Voyage (1960) See more »

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Chilling
15 December 1998 | by eric91411See all my reviews

I am reaching way back into my memory for this one, for I saw it on T.V. in 1981 and haven't heard anything about it since, except in 1992 when a co-worker and I got on the subject of shipwrecks and somehow we both remembered this movie from our pasts. We were so vague on the details we had both thought it might have been a dream until we corroborated each other's memory!

Brilliant how an "offshoot" society--a microcosm of our own, with all the various social strata--was represented. There was even a sub-sub-society, the "Bow People," who terrorized those in the main part of the ship.

Also, chilling how the ship's brass were "relieved" to find out that Hitler had been defeated--not even realizing that they had established their own police state far below the surface of the ocean!


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