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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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Más allá del Poseidón  »

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(RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 2nd Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1979. See more »

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Tex opens a panel in the wall, revealing a raging fire. In fact, he couldn't open the panel, as it would be too hot. See more »

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Frank Mazzetti: [looking at the cargo of plutonium] There's enough here to start a war!
Captain Stefan Svevo: [appearing with his men behind a stack of crates] Well that's a slight exaggeration. I'm sorry about this Captain. I had hoped that we would never meet again.
Harold Meredith: Who is that? What's he want?
Celeste Whitman: It's your basic guard variety terroist. I think he wants to kill us.
Captain Stefan Svevo: Well however accurate the second part of your statement may be, please don't confuse me with some politically... impotent bomb thrower. The truth is I came aboard this ship...
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An Unworthy "Sequel"
17 August 1999 | by (Morristown, NJ) – See all my reviews

If you liked the original "Poseidon Adventure" then you can not find one redeeming feature of this lamebrained "sequel" that represents exploitation for a quick buck at it's worst. Paul Gallico's novel, while not stellar, at least brought back Rogo, Martin and Manny Rosen while this time out the orignal cast and characters is gone completely apart from an obscure reference to the helicopter that picks them up.

I won't bother dissecting the horrible performances by the actors in their uninteresting roles. I would like to gleefully note the absurdities of the entire plot when compared to it's predecessor. As two others have noted, it is impossible to believe that there could be no other rescue ships out to the scene at this point. And did anyone else notice how the ship seems strangely much more intact than it did in the original? Fred Koenekamp's cinematography in the original was dark, grimy, realistic and effective. This time out, this search crew ends up back in a spotless looking kitchen which in the original was devastated by a flash fire and then submerged only moments later! The photography is much too bright, the settings too spotless, and the story just plain stupid. The bigger mystery is why, after being humiliated in "The Swarm" did Michael Cain ever agree to work with Allen again?

Pretend this film never happened and just stick to the original, which is far more intelligent.


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