A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive. Written by
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The film received 8 competitive nominations and was awarded a non-competitive Special Achievement Oscar (Visual Effects). See more »
When Reverend Scott rescues Robin from the restroom, the ship rumbles and they are both doused with water. Seconds later, they are both shown with dry hair which they re-wet. See more »
Reverend Frank Scott:
Through the kitchens and go deeper and deeper in the ship till we reach the hull. That way!
And you just kick out the botton and we swim ashore, huh?
Or maybe you could yell 'This is the police' and it'll open right up!
Don't be a smartass!
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The song "The Morning After" is credited on screen as "The Song From The Poseidon Adventure" See more »
Although after Airport The Poseidon Adventure truly is the film that started the craze... The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, Airport 75 etc. all owe their getting made to this film...while Airport may have started the genre PS perfects it. Top of the line special effects, decent acting, and an edge of your seat story makes this the king of all disaster films. It's so good that no matter what I'm doing if I flip channels and hot this I stop and watch it.
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