Fifty miles off the coast of Nantucket, 250 feet beneath the Atlantic, lies the RMS Republic and her secret treasure. A famed White Star liner, Republic, set sail three years before her sister-ship Titanic. Like Titanic, she met a similar fate at the bottom of the ocean. As soon as Republic sank, rumors spread of a precious cargo, but Republic has kept her secrets intact for over a century. Until now.
Life-long treasure hunter Martin Bayerle has devoted the past 35 years of his life researching the Republic and proving the existence of her reputed cargo of 150,000 American Eagle gold coins–a bounty worth a billion dollars in today's economy. The quest to recover the gold is a siren's call he's answered before. In 1987, Martin raised millions of dollars for an expedition to recover her gold, but searched the wrong section of the massive vessel and came home empty-handed. The failure left Martin broke, embroiled in lawsuits, estranged from his wife and, eventually, landed him in prison. Despite this, Martin's obsession with Republic only grew stronger.
Now, with the help of his estranged son, Grant, Martin is returning to Republic for one last shot at the gold. Armed with three decades worth of new research, Martin is convinced he now knows the precise location of the gold. Together, Martin and Grant will lead a team of salvage divers down the deep, dark and dangerous waters that have held Republic's bounty hostage for a century.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Billion Dollar Wreck - Bradley Fuller - Netflix
Bradley “Brad” Fuller is an American film and television producer. He co-owns Platinum Dunes, partnering with both Michael Bay and Andrew Form.
Billion Dollar Wreck - Career - Netflix
Circa 2001/2002, Fuller, his childhood friend Michael Bay, and Andrew Form founded Platinum Dunes, a production company which specializes in producing horror movies, such as the remakes The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Amityville Horror (2005), Friday the 13th (2009), and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), and original horror franchises such as Ouija (2014), prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), and The Purge Trilogy. Fuller has produced multiple films that garnished box-office success. Both The Purge: Anarchy and Ouija (2014) have each grossed over $100,000,000 worldwide, while Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) has reached as high as $485,000,000. Fuller, along with Platinum Dunes, was named The Hollywood Reporter (THR)'s “2014's Producers of the Year”. In 2015, the company was named as part of THR's 30 Most Powerful Film Producers in Hollywood. The company's latest films are 2016 releases Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, The Purge: Election Year and Ouija: Origin of Evil. Fuller has also found success in producing for television. His TV works include the Starz series Black Sails and TNT naval drama The Last Ship. He has also produced an unscripted television show, Billion Dollar Wreck, which premiered on February 8, 2016. He’s currently producing the Amazon series Jack Ryan, based on the Tom Clancy novels, which is due to premiere in early 2018. Prior to co-founding Platinum Dunes, Fuller previously worked as a talent manager, as well as produced the films Emmett’s Mark, starring Gabriel Byrne and Tim Roth, and A Better Way To Die, featuring Natasha Henstridge and André Braugher.
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