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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

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A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea.

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Storyline

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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Who will survive-in one of the greatest escape adventures ever! See more »

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Action | Adventure

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Release Date:

13 December 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La aventura del Poseidón  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$93,300,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System) (5.0) (L-R)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film received 8 competitive nominations and was awarded a non-competitive Special Achievement Oscar (Visual Effects). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Reverend Frank Scott: Through the kitchens and go deeper and deeper in the ship till we reach the hull. That way!
Mike Rogo: And you just kick out the botton and we swim ashore, huh?
Linda Rogo: Or maybe you could yell 'This is the police' and it'll open right up!
Mike Rogo: Don't be a smartass!
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Crazy Credits

The song "The Morning After" is credited on screen as "The Song From The Poseidon Adventure" See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Mutiny (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played by the band on New Year's Eve and sung by the passengers
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The granddaddy of all disaster films
10 May 2001 | by (Los Angeles, United States) – See all my reviews

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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