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 <>

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Release Date:

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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John Wayne had been offered the lead role in 1978 and expressed interest in the project, but changed his mind after reading the script. See more »


There are no barnacles on the upturned hull. The bottom is pristine, looks as if it just slid down the ways. See more »


Captain Mike Turner: In times of real trouble, the one thing man can depend on is the sympathy of the bank.
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Follows The Poseidon Adventure (1972) See more »

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Sequel of famous film with a sensational although wasted casting
19 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

This formula disaster movie from Irwin Allen (Towering inferno) concerns about the famous ship , previously winner of numerous Oscars and some former footage is sprinkled into the opening sequence . Later wreckage Poseidon during New year's eve , when a tidal wave overturns it , now Michael Caine is the captain of a crew (Sally Field,Karl Malden) which race each other commanded by Telly Savallas for obtaining reward and loot . After sea tragedy Poseidon centering on survivors from liner passenger and the rescuers of the shipboard .

This mediocre sequel blends action , intrigue , gunshots , disaster spectacle , suspense and emotional byplay with romance included . Our heroes get stuck in the ship before it sinks . The protagonists spend most of their time devising grisly ways for avoid to die like the first part . The picture isn't bad but deeds better and more spectacularly filmed in ¨The Poseidon adventure¨ . The explosion , pyrotechnics , floods are spectacular but the film is just another usual Hollywood product . Succeeds only in wasting various talented actors , an all-star-cast formed by Michael Caine in a similar role Gene Hackman-alike , Jack Warden as a blind passenger , Slim Pickens as a habitual role , Peter Boyle as a zealous father of his daughter Angela Cartwhright enamored by Mark Harmon , besides appears Veronica Hamel , Shirley Knight , Shirley Jones...Lively score musical by Jerry Fielding and colorful cinematography by Joseph Biroc . It's an Irwin Allen's rehash of former disaster movie clichés that even the splendid casting cannot save . The picture is one of the last Allen's flops along with ¨Swarm¨ and ¨When the time ran out¨. Rating : Average but entertaining , it's a fairly watchable disaster movie .

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