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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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Storyline

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

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Action | Adventure

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18 May 1979 (USA)  »

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Return of the Poseidon  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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After filming this, Michael Caine and Sally Field went on to win two Oscars each. See more »

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The hull of a 40-year-old ship that's about to be scrapped would not be shiny bright red. See more »

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[an explosion causes the safe in the Purser's office to fall through the floor and open]
Captain Mike Turner: [looking at the gold coins and cash] Well what do you know?
Celeste Whitman: Well that's one way to crack a safe.
[Celeste starts climb down into the room below]
Captain Mike Turner: Where do you think you're going?
Celeste Whitman: Let's not wait around for the cash arrive.
[Mike and Wilbur climd down into the room below with Celeste and look at the contents of the safe]
Captain Mike Turner: [picks up a gold coin] 1796.
Wilbur Hubbard: How much do you think they're worth?
Captain Mike Turner: 100 times its weight in gold.
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the plot is thinner than shaved ham,but the movie is actually quite fun
5 June 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

it took awhile for me to get into this movie.but somewhere along the line,i actually started to enjoy myself.once you get around the wafer thin plot,it's not half bad.the trick with this movie is to not take it too seriously.for instance,as soon as the bad guys show up,you know they're bad long before they reveal their intentions.the only other thing they could have done to telegraph they were bad would have been to have been for them each to have a neon sign over their heads saying villain.it's that absurd.and there's some cringe worthy dialogue.however,the are some very witty one liners mostly courtesy of Sally Field,and their was an interesting,and(mostly)likable mix of characters.there were actually even a few exciting moments.of course,there are endless explosions.this movie doesn't hold a candle to the original Poseidon Adventure.it was actually fairly pointless,when you think about.but it was fun,and actually quite entertaining.for me,Beyond the Poseidon adventure is a solid 5/10


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