The Poseidon Adventure
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Sex & Nudity

There are several references of prostitution. A woman in one scene is wearing a see through night gown; her breasts are semi-visible. Several different woman and girls are dressed very revealing throughout the movie. Also revealing cleavage. A man implies that he is taking pills to make him more sexual and his genitals bigger.

A woman spends most of the movie wearing only her husband's shirt, and her white panties. Her panties are visible several times throughout the film.

Violence & Gore

A woman falls into fiery waters. We don't see anything graphic.

People fall down to their deaths while a ship is capsizing. We see several men and women hit the side of a wall and die, a man and woman are pinned to a wall by a piano, making them react in pain; others crash into hard objects and more.

The only gory scene is when we see a cook's burnt face. It looks bloody.

An elderly woman suffers a heart attack and dies.


PG-13 related language throughout. One of the characters consistently swears in every scene he's in, including his wife. Jesus and God's names are said in vain.

People are seen drinking alcohol during a celebration.

The capsizing scene is very frightening and disturbing. After it happens, a man's body hits the ceiling, which has become the floor. People are seen screaming in terror while holding onto tables and falling. One man loses his grip on a table and falls onto a chandelier, which kills him instantly.

A man falls off a ladder and is killed when he hits the water.

Dead bodies are seen in the film throughout.

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of disaster-related peril, some sensuality, and language.

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