Everyone thought the RMS Titanic was the safest ship in the world: A leading shipbuilding journal proclaimed it 'unsinkable' because of it's watertight compartment design. On it's first trip from England to New York City, it collided with an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. The much-publicized 'unsinkable' watertight compartment design was never designed to cope with such extensive damage, and the ship starts to go down. Even worse, more than half the 2200+ passengers & crew on board are already doomed, as the Titanic is only carrying lifeboats for about 1200. This is the frightening and untold story of the passengers & crew's struggles to stay alive on the ill-fated liner's maiden voyage. Isabella Paradine (Catherine Zeta Jones) is a wealthy woman mourning the loss of her aunt, who reignites a romance with old flame, Wynn Park (Peter Gallagher). Meanwhile, a charming ne'er do well named Jamie Perse (Mike Doyle) steals a ticket for the ship, and falls for a sweet innocent Irish girl on board. But their romance is threatened by the villainous Simon Doonan (Tim Curry), who has discovered about the ticket and makes Jamie his unwilling accomplice, as well as having sinister plans for the girl. Director Robert Lieberman and scripter's Ross Lamanna and Joyce Eliason easily convey tension as the great ocean liner approaches what we know to be certain doom.