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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

 -  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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ship | salvage | money | plutonium | tidal wave | See more »

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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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Más allá del Poseidón  »

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Trivia

After the movie was released, Angela Cartwright was quoted with saying, "I was disappointed in certain aspects of the film and in hindsight I realize it was really a film about water, fire and stunts." 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 »

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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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Follows The Poseidon Adventure (1972) See more »

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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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