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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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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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Return of the Poseidon  »

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The script underwent constant revisions throughout filming, often with new pages arriving for the relevant scenes on the day they were due to be shot. See more »

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After the automatic gunfight, from the cardeck to the corridor, a view of the corridor outside the hatch reveals no bullet marks where the gunfire was aimed at. See more »

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Captain Mike Turner: [during the first inspection of the upside-down hull] This hole must've been cut by the rescue team from the chopper.
Wilbur Hubbard: [looking in] It seems quiet enough now.
[Mike climbs through the hole]
Wilbur Hubbard: You know if we can work our way down to the purser's office, blow the safe and then work our way back out, let's see... out the side...
Captain Mike Turner: I told you... you don't have to come along old man.
Wilbur Hubbard: I know I don't *have* to.
Captain Mike Turner: I could use you.
Wilbur Hubbard: Yeah I know that too.
Captain Mike Turner: Thank you.
Wilbur Hubbard: You don't have to thank an old man.
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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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