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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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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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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 »

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

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[the tugboat Jenny is sailing into the Sunset with the survivors]
Celeste Whitman: [joins Mike on the bridge] Poor Wilbur. Why did he do it?
Captain Mike Turner: We only had 2 air tanks. He knew we never had a chance so, gave whatever life he had left.
Celeste Whitman: I really loved that old man.
Captain Mike Turner: What are you going to do now? Go back to your chateau?
Celeste Whitman: There is no chateau.
Captain Mike Turner: Some place must be home.
Celeste Whitman: I'm open to suggestions.
Captain Mike Turner: Well I... I'll sign you on the journey, but the bank's going to take boat away as soon as we reach port.
Celeste Whitman: Maybe not.
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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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