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(1975 TV Movie)

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Irwin Allen wanted to develop a television series based on this movie, but CBS turned down the offer.
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According to legendary SFX technician L.B. Abbott, this film used some out-take footage of the model of the S.S. Queen Mary used in The Poseidon Adventure (1972). In this TV-movie the scene is where the ship is listing to one side and then begins to right itself. This was actually a rejected special effects scene because the miniature wave that was supposed to capsize the model in "Poseidon" was too small and had to be re-shot. Luckily that 'bad footage' was saved and came in handy for this TV-movie. Also, every scene of the ship at sea was footage from "Poseidon Adventure" (mostly establishing shots) since the original model of the Queen Mary was no longer available for filming.
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Actors David Hedison and Burr DeBenning did some of their own underwater stunts in this film. They both performance similar work in previous Irwin Allen productions: Hedison in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", and De Benning in "City Beneath the Sea".
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This TV-movie was filmed by Irwin Allen's second unit team in the fall of 1974, while his first unit team was busy with post-production chores on getting The Towering Inferno (1974) ready for it's Christmas, 1974 release date.
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