Britannic (1999)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Disaster Film, Unglamorized Spy Film  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom, United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

H.M.S. Britannic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and like its more famous sibling, the ship was fated to be lost while at sea. This drama imagines what might have led up to the ship's sinking on its final voyage. Vera Campbell (Amanda Ryan) is an attractive young woman who is an undercover agent for the British government. She is ordered to cross the sea aboard the Britannic in hopes of learning more about German spies who may attempt to sabotage the great ship. During the course of the voyage, Vera becomes infatuated with Reynolds (Edward Atterton), the Britannic's chaplain; he also finds himself attracted to her, but while his status as a man of the cloth presents an obstacle in their romance, it's nothing compared to Vera's discovery that Reynolds is one of the German agents she's been assigned to ferret out. Britannic also stars Jacqueline Bisset, Bruce Payne, and John Rhys-Davies. Incidentally, while in real life the Britannic did indeed sink off the Greek coast, it's conceded to have fallen prey to a torpedo -- rather than any sabotage on board.



cruise, sinking, voyage, lost-at-sea, sabotage, spy, amateur-detective, priest, torpedo, undercover