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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

PG | | Action, Adventure | 18 May 1979 (USA)
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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The story is not yet over. Before her fate is sealed by the deep... the superliner Poseidon will reveal one last secret. See more »

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After filming this, both Michael Caine and Sally Field went on to win Oscars twice. See more »

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The ships hull for the sea scenes was built only slightly bigger than was visible above the water line. To continue the illusion under the water line the hull had a fabric skirt that was painted red which fades to blue. This fabric skirt can be seen at the end of the movie when Capt Turner dives back underwater to find Wilbur. See more »

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Celeste Whitman: [having to jump over a hole that's 6 feet long] You know... I have the shortest legs of anybody here.
Captain Mike Turner: Do it!
Celeste Whitman: Okay!
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Referenced in Cult Culture: The Poseidon Adventure (2003) See more »

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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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