Lord Lew Grade, the producer of this bomb of a film once said It would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic. This 1980 film is based around a project called the Sicilian Defense (named for the chess strategy), which will use a rare mineral, Byzanium, to power missile shields that will surround the U.S. (spoiler: the mineral will instead be used to power much more lethal nuclear weapons). The problem is that the only known source of the mineral was shipped from England on April 10, 1912, and never got to New York. Name this film, based on a Clive Cussler novel, starring Richard Jordan as Dirk Pitt, tasked with the impossible title job.
Raise the Titanic