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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

PG  |   |  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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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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18 May 1979 (USA)  »

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Return of the Poseidon  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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The movie was filmed based on the ending of the movie The Poseidon Adventure (1972) when the ship still remains afloat. The original script called for the ship to sink after the survivors take off in a helicopter, but when it did not turn out right, it was therefore decided to keep the ship afloat. See more »

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The party has to avoid some hanging electrical wires outside the purser's office, and use a broken railing to hold the wires them to one side so they can pass. However, the person holding the wires back touches them anyway without being shocked. See more »

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Wilbur Hubbard: Take a look up there. Copper right?
[the Rescue helicopter carrying the 6 survivors flies overhead]
Captain Mike Turner: French Coastguard.
[looks at the helicopter through his binoculars]
Captain Mike Turner: For them to out this far, some ship must be in big trouble.
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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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