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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  18 May 1979 (USA)
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Adventurers return to the overturned ship, seeking a fortune.

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After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and a small amount of plutonium. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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ship | plutonium | tidal wave | salvage | sea | See more »

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Before her fate is sealed by the deep, the superliner Poseidon will reveal one last secret. See more »


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The cast had to learn how to scuba dive in preparation for the final act. See more »

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In the first movie, The Poseidon Adventure, the ship capsizes due to an undersea earthquake which generates a tidal wave that hits the ship. In this film the Poseidon is portrayed as capsizing due to a wave generated by a massive storm in the Mediterranean Sea. See more »

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Larry Simpson: Theresa, your father... has he always had a one-track mind?
Theresa Mazzetti: Well... you know his bark is worse than his bite. He means well.
Larry Simpson: Yeah well... I guess if I had a daughter as pretty as you are, I'd probably act the same way.
[Theresa looks at Larry lovingly and smiles]
Theresa Mazzetti: Oh thank you.
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At least worth a look, but a pretty crummy sequel.
8 February 2007 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

My Take: Formulaic disaster movie, but has its moments with its well-known cast. Otherwise, a pretty weak disaster movie.

This sequel is not as good as its hit predecessor "The Poseidon Adventure" was, but easily passable, depending on the yardstick you measure it with. I really like Irwin Allen's production films. They really show a great and realistic disaster and a great well-known cast. This elements would set the pattern to today's disaster hit films. Many bad things has been said about this failed sequel to the 1972 classic, so I guess this is quite a guilty pleasure to me. It's hardly a good movie, in fact its quite a mess upon further observation (plot holes, needless back stories, and one character is disposed of without explanation), but I did kinda enjoyed it on a "it wasn't the complete disaster" way.

The film resembles a little like the original disaster was. But I think it was meant to be that way. Anyway, most of the cast die heroically. Michael Caine gives a fine performance, but I really liked Sally Field here. She really gives a spunky performance. Field's character is the one Caine's character likes to call "monkey", but she turns out to be his love interest in the film. Telly Savalas makes a really good villain as Dr. Svevo. Jack Warden and Shirley Knight are fine as the couple who never seems to lose hope for each other. The other cast includes Karl Malden, Shirley Jones and Peter Boyle, do their best without being too embarrassing. But Slim Pickens is quite weird in his role as a Texan drunk, who never seems to let go of his priceless bottle through the entire film.

Overall, I kinda liked "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure", though I think a large amount of suspension of disbelief is required. Non-disaster buffs won't dig it, but for nostalgia, fans of the original may want to check it out. It wasn't as good as that film, but along with THE SWARM, it's kind of a guilty pleasure.

Rating: ** out of 5.


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