210 INT. A-DECK FOYER
As Cal and Lovejoy cross the foyer encounter Benjamin
Guggenheim and his valet, both dressed in white tie, tail-coats and top hats.
|| Ben, what's the occasion?
|| We have dressed in our best and are prepared to go down like
|| That's admirable, Ben.
I'll sure and tell your
wife... when I get to New York.
211 INT. FIRST CLASS SMOKING ROOM
There are still two cardgames in progress. The
room is quiet and civilized. A silver serving cart, holding a large humidor,
begins to roll slowly across the room. One of the cardplayers takes a cigar
from it as it rolls by.
|| It seems we've been dealt a bad hand this time.
212 EXT. / INT. A-DECK PROMENADE
Cal and Lovejoy are walking aft with a purposeful
stride. They pass CHIEF BAKER JOUGHIN, who is working up a sweat tossing
deck chairs over the rail. After they go by, Joughin takes a break and pulls
a bottle of scotch from a pocket, opening it. He drains it, and tosses it
over the side too, then stands there a little unsteadily.
213 EXT. BOAT DECK AND A-DECK, AFT
PANIC IS SETTING IN around the remaining boats
aft. The crowd here is now a mix of all three classes. Officers repeatedly
warn men back from the boats. The crowd presses in closer.
Seaman SCAROTT brandishes the tiller of boat 14
to discourage a close press of men who look ready to rush the boat. Several
men break ranks and rush forward.
Lightoller pulls out his Webley revolver and aims
it at them.
|| Get back! Keep order!
| The men back down. Fifth Officer
Lowe standing in the boat, yells to the crew.
|| Lower away left and right!
|Lightoller turns away from the crowd
and, out of their sight, breaks his pistol open. Letting out a long breath,
he starts to LOAD IT.
214 EXT. BOAT DECK, STARBOARD SIDE,
Cal and Lovejoy arrive in time to see Murdoch
lowering his last boat.
|| We're too late.
|| There are still some boats forward. Stay with this one... Murdoch.
He seems to be quite... practical.
|215 IN THE WATER BELOW there
is another panic. Boat 13, already in the water but still attached to its
falls, is pushed aft by the discharge water being pumped out of the ship.
It winds up directly under boat 15, which is coming down right on top of
The passengers shout in panic to the crew above
to stop lowering. They are ignored. Some men put their hands up, trying futilely
to keep the 5 tons of boat 15 from crushing them.
Fred Barrett, the stoker, gets out his knife and
leaps to the after falls, climbing rudely over people. He cuts the aft falls
while another crewman cuts the forward lines. 13 drifts out from beneath
15 just seconds before it touches the water with a slap.
Cal, looking down from the rail hears
216 EXT. BOAT DECK / A-DECK, PORT,
Fifth Officer Lowe, in Boat 14 is firing his gun
as a warning to a bunch of men threatening to jump into the boat as it passes
the open promenade on A-Deck.
|| Stay back you lot!
217 EXT. BOAT DECK, STARBOARD, AFT
The shots echo away.
|| It's starting to fall apart. We don't have much time.
|Cal sees three dogs run by, including
the black French bulldog. Someone has released the pets from the
Cal sees Murdoch turn from the davits of boat
15 and start walking toward the bow. He catches up and falls in beside
|| Mr. Murdoch, I'm a businessman, as you know, and I have a business
proposition for you.
219 EXT. BOAT DECK, PORT
Jack, Rose et al burst out onto the boat deck from
the crew stairs just aft of the third funnel. They look at the empty
|| The boats are gone!
|She sees Colonel Gracie chugging
forward along the deck, escorting two first class ladies.
|| Colonel! Are there any boats left?
|| (staring at her bedraggled
state) Yes, miss... there
are still a couple of boats all the way forward. This way, I'll lead you!
|Jack grabs her hand and they sprint
past Gracie, with Tommy and Fabrizio close behind.
ANGLE ON THE BAND... incredibly they are still
playing. Jack, Rose and the others run by.
|| Music to drown by. Now I know I'm in First Class.
220 EXT. BOAT DECK, STARBOARD,
Water pours like a spillway over the forward railing
on B-Deck. CAMERA SWEEPS UP past A-Deck to the Boat Deck where Murdoch and
his team are loading Collapsible Car the forward-most davits.
NOTE: There are four so-called collapsibles, or
Engelhardts boats, including two which are stored on the roof of the officer's
The crowd is sparse, with most people still aft.
Cal slips his hand out of the pocket of his overcoat and into the waist pocket
of Murdoch's greatcoat, leaving the stacks of bills there.
|| So we have an understanding then?
curtly) As you've said.
|Cal, satisfied, steps back. He finds
himself waiting next to J. Bruce Ismay. Ismay does not meet his eyes, nor
anyone's. Lovejoy come sup to Cal at that moment.
|| I've found her. She's just over on the port side. With him.
|| Women and children? Any more women and children?
(glancing at Cal)
Any one else, then?
|Cal looks longingly at his boat...
his moment has arrived.
||God damn it to hell! Come on.
|He and Lovejoy head for the port
side, taking a short-cut through the bridge.
Bruce Ismay, seeing his opportunity, steps quickly
into Collapsible C. He stares straight ahead, not meeting Murdoch's
||(staring at Ismay) Take them down.
221 EXT. BOAT DECK / PORT SIDE -
ON THE PORT SIDE Lightoller is getting people
into Boat 2. He keeps his pistol in his hand at this point. Twenty feet below
them the sea is pouring into the doors and windows of B deck staterooms.
They can hear the roar of water cascading into the ship.
||Women and children, please. Women and children only. Step back,
|Even with Jack's arms wrapped around
her, Rose is shivering in the cold. Near her a WOMAN with TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS
looks into the eyes of a HUSBAND she knows she may not see again.
||Goodbye for a little while... only for a little while.
(to his two little
girls) Go with mummy.
|The woman stumbles to the boat with
the children, hiding her tears from them. Beneath the false good cheer, the
man is choked with emotion.
|| Hold mummy's hand and be a good girl. That's right.
| Some of the women are stoic, others
are overwhelmed by emotion and have to be helped into the boats. A MAN scribbles
a note and hands it to a woman who is about to board.
|| Please get this to my wife in DeMoines, Iowa.
| Jack looks at Tommy and
|| You better check out the other side.
| They nod and run off, searching
for a way around the deckhouse.
|| I'm not going without you.
|| Get in the boat, Rose.
| Cal walks up just then.
|| Yes. Get in the boat, Rose.
|She is shocked to see him. She steps
instinctively to Jack. Cal looks at her, standing there shivering in her
wet slip and stockings, a shocking display in 1912.
||My God, look at you.
(taking off his boat)
Here, put this on.
|She numbly shrugs into it. He is
doing it for modesty, not the cold.
||Quickly, ladies. Step into the boat. Hurry, please!
||Go on. I'll get the next one.
||No. Not without you!
|She doesn't even care that Cal is
standing right there. He sees the emotion between Jack and Rose and his jaw
clenches. But then he leans close to her and says...
There are boats on the other
side that are allowing men in. Jack and I can get off safely. Both of us.
||(he smiles reassuringly)
I'll be alright. Hurry up
so we can get going... we got our own boat to catch.
||Get in... hurry up, it's almost full.
|Lightoller grabs her arm and pulls
her toward the boat. She reaches out for Jack and her fingers brush his for
a moment. Then she finds herself stepping down into the boat. It's all a
rush and blur.
|| Lower away!
|The two men watch at the rail as
the boat begins to descend.
You're a good liar.
|| Almost as good as you.
|| I always win, Jack. One way or another.
(looks at him,
smiling)Pity I didn't keep
that drawing. It's going to be worth a lot more by morning.
| Jack knows he is screwed. He looks
down at Rose, not wanting to waste a second of his last view of her.
222 ROSE'S PERCEPTION... IN SLOW MOTION:
The ropes going through the pulleys as the seamen start to lower. All sound
going away... Lightoller giving orders, his lips moving... but Rose hears
only the blood pounding in her ears... this cannot be happening... a rocket
bursts above in slow-motion, outlining Jack in a halo of light... Rose's
hair blowing in slow motion as she gazes up at him, descending away from
him... she sees his hand trembling, the tears at the corners of his eyes,
and cannot believe the unbearable pain she is feeling...
Rose is still staring up, tears pouring down her
SUDDENLY SHE IS MOVING. She lunges across the
women next to her. Reaches the gunwale, climbing it...
Hurls herself out of the boat to the rail of the
A-Deck promenade, catching it, and scrambling over the rail. The Boat 2 continues
down. But Rose is back on Titanic.
|| No Rose! NOOOO!!
223 INT. GRAND STAIRCASE
TRACKING WITH JACK as he bangs through the doors
to the foyer and sprints down the stairs. He sees her coming into A-deck
foyer, running toward him, Cal's long coat flying out behind her as she runs.
They meet at the bottom of the stairs, and collide
in an embrace.
|| Rose, Rose, you're so stupid, you're such an idiot--
|And all the while he's kissing her
and holding her as tight as he can.
|| You jump, I jump, right?
| Hockley comes in and runs to the
railing. Looking down he sees them locked in their embrace. Lovejoy comes
up behind Cal and puts a restraining HAND on him, but Cal whips around, grabbing
the pistol from Lovejoy's waistband in one cobra-fast move.
He RUNS along the rail and down the stairs. As
he reaches the landing above them he raises the gun. SCREAMING in rage, he
The carved cherub at the foot of the center railing
EXPLODES. Jack pulls Rose toward the stairs going down to the next deck.
Cal fires again, running down the steps toward them. A bullet blows a divot
out of the oak panelling behind Jack's head as he pulls Rose down the next
flight of stairs.
Hockley steps on the skittering head of the cherub
statue and goes sprawling. The gun clatters across the marble floor. He gets
up, and reeling drunkenly goes over to retrieve it.
224 INT. D-DECK RECEPTION ROOM
The bottom of the grand staircase is flooded several
feet deep. Jack and Rose come down the stairs two at a time and run straight
into the water, fording across the room to where the floor slopes up, until
they reach dry footing at the entrance to the dining saloon.
STEADICAM WITH HOCKLEY as he reels down the stairs
in time to see Jack and Rose splashing through the water toward the dining
saloon. He FIRES twice. Big gouts of spray near them, but he's not a great
The water boils up around his feet and he retreat
up the stairs a couple of steps. Around him the woodward groans and
|| (calling to them)
Enjoy your time
|Lovejoy arrives next to him. Cal
suddenly remembers something and starts to laugh.
|| What could possible be funny?
|| I put the diamond in my coat pocket. And I put my coat... on
|He turns to Lovejoy with a sickly
expression, his eyes glittering.
|| I give it to you... if you can get it.
|He hands Lovejoy the pistol and goes
back up the stairs. Lovejoy thinks about it... then slogs into the water.
The icewater is up to his waist as he crosses the pool into the dining
225 INT. DINING SALOON
Lovejoy moves among the tables and ornate columns,
searching... listening... his eyes tracking rapidly. It is a sea of tables,
and they could be anywhere. A silver serving trolley rolls downhill, bumping
into tables and pillars.
He glances behind him. The water is following
him into the room, advancing in a hundred foot wide tide. The reception room
is now a roiling lake, and the grand staircase is submerged past the first
landing. Monstrous groans echo through the ship.
ON JACK AND ROSE, crouched behind a table, somewhere
in the middle. They see the water advancing toward them, swirling over the
floor. They crawl ahead of it to the next row of tables.
|He moves off as--
Lovejoy moves over one row and looks along the
The ship GROANS and CREAKS. He moves another
ANGLE ON A METAL CART... five feet tall and full
of stacks of china dishes. It starts to roll down the aisle between
ON ROSE as the cart rolls toward her. It hits a
table and the stacks of dishes topple out, EXPLODING across the floor and
She scrambles out of the way and--
Lovejoy spins, seeing her. He moves rapidly toward
her, keeping the gun aimed--
That's when Jack tackles him from the side. They
slam together into a table, crashing over it, and toppling to the floor.
They land in the water which is flowing rapidly between the tables.
Jack and Lovejoy grapple in the icy water. Jack
jams his knee down on Lovejoy's hand, breaking his grip on the pistol, and
kicks it away. Lovejoy scrambles up and lunges at him, but Jack GUTPUNCHES
him right in the solar plexus, doubling him over.
|| Compliments of the Chippewa Falls Dawsons.
|He grabs Lovejoy and slams him into
an ornate column. Lovejoy drops to the floor with a splash, stunned.
|| Let's go.
|Jack and Rose run aft... uphill...
entering the galley. Behind them the tables have become islands in a lake...
and the far end of the room is flooded up to the ceiling.
Lovejoy gets up and looks around for his gun.
He pulls it up out of the water and wades after them.
226 INT. GALLEY / STAIRWELL
They run through the galley and Rose spots the
stairs. She starts up and Jack grabs her hand. He leads her DOWN.
They crouch together on the landing as Lovejoy
runs to the stairs. Assuming they have gone up (who wouldn't?) he climbs
up them two at a time.
They wait for the footstep to recede. A long CREAKING
GROAN. Then they hear it... a CRYING CHILD. Below them. They go down a few
steps to look along the next deck.
227 INT. E-DECK CORRIDORS
The corridor is awash, about a foot deep. Standing
against the wall, about 50 feet away, is a little BOY, about 3. The water
swirls around his legs and he is wailing.
|| We can't leave him.
| Jack nods and they leave the promise
of escape up the stairwell to run to the child. Jack scoops up the kid and
they run back to the stairs but--
A torrent of water comes pouring down the stairs
like rapids. In seconds it is too powerful for them to go against.
|| Come on.
|Charging the other way down the flooding
corridor, they blast up spray with each footstep. At the end of the hall
are heavy double doors. As Jack approaches them he sees water spraying through
the gap between the doors right up to the ceiling. The doors groan and start
to crack under the tons of pressure.
|| Back! Go back!!
|Rose pivots and runs back the way
they came, taking a turn into a cross-corridor. A MAN is coming the other
way. He sees the boy in Jack's arms and cries out, grabbing him away from
Jack. Starts cursing him in Russian. He runs on with the boy--
|| No! Not that way! Come back!
| 228 DOUBLE DOORS BLAST OPEN.
A wall of water thunders into the corridor. The father and child DISAPPEAR
Jack and Rose run as a wave blasts around the corner,
foaming from floor to ceiling. It gains on them like a locomotive. They make
it to a stairway going up.
229 INT. STAIRWELL
Jack and Rose pound up the steps as white water
swirls up behind them. PULL BACK to reveal that a steel gate blocks the top
of the stairs. Jack SLAMS against the fate, gripping the bars.
A terrified steward standing guard on the landing
above turns to run at the sight of the water thundering up the stairs.
|| Wait! Wait! Help us! Unlock the gate.
|The steward runs on. The water wells
up around Jack and Rose, pouring through the gate and slamming them against
it. In seconds it is up to their waist.
|| Help us! Please!
|The steward stops and looks back.
He sees Jack and Rose at the gate, their arms reaching through... sees the
water POURING through the gate onto the landing.
|| Fucking 'ell!
|He runs back, slogging against the
current. He pulls a key ring from his belt and struggles to unlock the padlock
as the water fountains up around them.
The lights short out and the landing is plunged
The water rises over the lock and he's doing it
|| Come on! Come on!
|Jack and Rose are right up against
Suddenly the gate gives and SWINGS OPEN. They are
pushing through by the force of the water. They make it to stairs on the
other side of the landing and follow the steward up to the next deck.
230 EXT. BOAT DECK, STARBOARD
Cal comes reeling out of the first class entrance,
looking wild-eyed. The lurches down the deck toward the bridge. Waltz music
wafts over the ship. Somewhere the band is still playing.
CAL'S POV: A little girl, maybe two years old,
is crying along in the alcove. She looks up at Cal beseechingly. Cal moves
on without a glance back... reaching a large crowd clustered around COLLAPSIBLE
A just aft of the bridge. He sees Murdoch and a number of crewmen struggling
to drag the boat to the davits, with no luck.
Cal pushes forward, trying to signal Murdoch,
but the officer ignores him. Nearby Tommy and Fabrizio are being pushed forward
by the crowd behind.PURSER MCELROY pushes them back, getting a couple of
seamen to help him. He brandishes his gun, waving it in the air, yelling
for the crowd to stay back.
231 EXT. BOAT DECK, PORT SIDE/ROOF OF OFFICERS'
Lightoller, with a group of crew and passengers,
is trying to get Collapsible B down from the roof. They slide it down a pair
of oars leaned against the deck house.
|| Hold it! Hold it!
|The weight of the boat snaps the
oars and it crashes to the deck, upside down. The two Swedish cousins, OLAUS
and BJORN GUNDERSEN, jump back as the boat nearly hits them.
233 INT. STAIRWELL
Jack and Rose run up seemingly endless stairs
as the ship groans and torques around them.
234 EXT. BOAT DECK, STARBOARD SIDE
Murdoch, at Collapsible A, is no longer in control.
The crowd is threatening to rush the boat. They push and jostle, yelling
and shouting at the officers. The pressure from behind pushes them forward,
and one guy falls off the edge of the deck into the water less than ten feet
||Give us a chance to live, you limey bastards!
| Murdoch fires his Webley twice in
the air, then points it at the crowd.
||I'll shoot any man who tries to get past me.
|Cal steps up to him.
||We had a deal, damn you.
| Murdoch pushes him back, pointing
the pistol at Cal.
| A man next to Tommy rushes forward,
and Tommy is shoved from behind. Murdoch SHOOTS the first man, and seeing
Tommy coming forward, puts a bullet into his chest.
Tommy collapses, and Fabrizio grabs him, holding
him in his arms as his life flows out over the deck.
Murdoch turns to his men and salutes smartly.
Then he puts the pistol to his temple and... BLAM! He drops like a puppet
with the strings cut and topples over the edge of the boat deck into the
water only a few feet below.
Cal stares in horror at Murdoch's body bobbing
in the black water. The MONEY FLOATS out of the pocket of his greatcoat,
the bills spreading across the surface.
The crew rush to get the last few women aboart
||(calling above the confusion)
Any more women or
|THE CHILD crying in the alcove. Cal
scoops her up and runs forward, cradling her in his arms.
||(forcing his way through the crowd)
Here's a child! I've got
Please... I'm all she has
in the world.
|McElroy nods curtly and pushes him
into the boat. He spins with his gun, brandishing it in the air to keep the
other men back. Cal gets into the boat, holding the little girl. He takes
a seat with the women.
|| There, there.
235 INT. FIRST CLASS SMOKE ROOM
Thomas Andrews stands in front of the fireplace,
staring at the large painting above the mantle. The fire is still going in
The room is empty except for Andrews. An ashtray
falls off the table. Behind him Jack and Rose run into the room, out of breath
and soaked. They run through, toward the aft revolving door... then Rose
recognizes him. She sees that his lifebelt is off, lying on a table.
|| Won't you even make a try for it, Mr. Andrews?
|| (a tear rolls down his cheek)
I'm sorry that I didn't
build you a stronger ship, young Rose.
her) It's going fast...
we've got to keep moving.
|Andrews picks up his lifebelt and
hands it to her.
|| Good luck to you, Rose.
|| (hugging him)
And to you, Mr.
|Jack pulls her away and they run
through the revolving door.