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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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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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The greatest adventure story ever filmed... is not yet over. See more »

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Action | Adventure

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18 May 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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2.35 : 1
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The cast had to learn how to scuba dive in preparation for the final act. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Edited from The Poseidon Adventure (1972) See more »

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I think it's quite a good sequel.
20 March 2004 | by (Owensboro, KY) – See all my reviews

A lot of people don't like this picture, but, I think it works. It is helmed by a strong cast of principle performers and carried off by a unique twist on the sequel impetus. The idea is fairly original, as opposed to the usual: for this story, one would normally expect they'd just focus on another group of survivors and how they get out. Instead of dealing with people wanting to get out, the plot is spurred on by people wanting to get IN. Then, ironically, they become trapped and become the people who have to get out, along with some of those aforementioned survivors to keep with tradition. I also have to give the film credit for that little bits of continuity, like Linda's body is still lying near the entrance of the ship the crew uses, the same hole the original movie's survivors escaped from. In the end, the movie isn't as bad as it is often called.


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