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The Poseidon Adventure (1972) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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>
  • At midnight on New Year's Eve, the SS Poseidon is struck by a 90-foot tidal wave and is capsized. Reverend Frank Scott leads nine survivors; an elderly couple, Manny and Belle Rosen headed to Israel to see their grandson; A New York detective and his ex-prostitute wife, Mike and Linda Rogo on their second honeymoon to Italy; A young brother and sister, Robin and Susan Shelby going to meet their parents in Greece; A haberdasher James Martin; a pop singer Nonnie Parry, and a waiter from the ship Acres. They travel from the grand ballroom struggling through, steam, fire and rising water in the upside-down ship to reach the bottom (the propeller shaft), now the top.

    - Written by TomRicciardi <tomricci@aol.com>
  • A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

Synopsis

The SS Poseidon, a trans-Atlantic passenger steamship slated for retirement, is making its way across the Atlantic from New York City to Athens on its last voyage...

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