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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

 -  Action | Adventure  -  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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18 May 1979 (USA)  »

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Irwin Allen's final theatrical film as a director. See more »

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Only 50 metres (approximately) of the hull of the Poseidon remains above water when boarded by the salvage/medical team because the front of the ship is sinking lower and lower into the water. Yet all the decks inside the ship are horizontal. For the decks to be horizontal, the ship would have to be sitting level in the water. See more »

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Captain Stefan Svevo: [as his boat moves alongside Mike's boat] I'm Doctor Stefan Svevo and this the Medical Rescue Ship Irene. That must be the Poseidon. We heard her S.O.S. last night.
Captain Mike Turner: Clear off. I have the salvage rights here. Captain Michael Turner.
Captain Stefan Svevo: A capsized ship is like a giant air bubble Captain and there may be survivors. My paramedics and I could be instrumental and try and get them off, give medical attention if needed.
Captain Mike Turner: I think the survivors have been taken out, but you can look and take out any you find. ...
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Sequel of famous film with a sensational although wasted casting
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This formula disaster movie from Irwin Allen (Towering inferno) concerns about the famous ship , previously winner of numerous Oscars and some former footage is sprinkled into the opening sequence . Later wreckage Poseidon during New year's eve , when a tidal wave overturns it , now Michael Caine is the captain of a crew (Sally Field,Karl Malden) which race each other commanded by Telly Savallas for obtaining reward and loot . After sea tragedy Poseidon centering on survivors from liner passenger and the rescuers of the shipboard .

This mediocre sequel blends action , intrigue , gunshots , disaster spectacle , suspense and emotional byplay with romance included . Our heroes get stuck in the ship before it sinks . The protagonists spend most of their time devising grisly ways for avoid to die like the first part . The picture isn't bad but deeds better and more spectacularly filmed in ¨The Poseidon adventure¨ . The explosion , pyrotechnics , floods are spectacular but the film is just another usual Hollywood product . Succeeds only in wasting various talented actors , an all-star-cast formed by Michael Caine in a similar role Gene Hackman-alike , Jack Warden as a blind passenger , Slim Pickens as a habitual role , Peter Boyle as a zealous father of his daughter Angela Cartwhright enamored by Mark Harmon , besides appears Veronica Hamel , Shirley Knight , Shirley Jones...Lively score musical by Jerry Fielding and colorful cinematography by Joseph Biroc . It's an Irwin Allen's rehash of former disaster movie clichés that even the splendid casting cannot save . The picture is one of the last Allen's flops along with ¨Swarm¨ and ¨When the time ran out¨. Rating : Average but entertaining , it's a fairly watchable disaster movie .


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