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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure -- While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, tworivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and asmall amount of plutonium.


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Paul Gallico (novel)
Nelson Gidding (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 May 1979 (USA) See more »
The greatest adventure story ever filmed... is not yet over. See more »
Adventurers return to the overturned ship, seeking a fortune. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Every Single Cast Member Is Outstanding! See more (58 total) »


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Directed by
Irwin Allen 
Writing credits
Paul Gallico (novel)

Nelson Gidding (screenplay)

Produced by
Irwin Allen .... producer
Al Gail .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (director of photography) (as Joseph Biroc)
Film Editing by
Bill Brame 
Casting by
Jack Baur 
Production Design by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss  (as Stuart Reiss)
Costume Design by
Paul Zastupnevich (costumes designed by)
Makeup Department
Chuck Crafts .... makeup artist
Tom Ellingwood .... makeup artist
Darby Hoppin .... hair stylist
Tony Lloyd .... makeup artist
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist
Don Schoenfeld .... makeup artist
Don Sheldon .... hair stylist
Production Management
Norman A. Cook .... production manager
George E. Swink .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lindsley Parsons III .... second assistant director
Mike Salamunovich .... assistant director
Joseph A. Ingraffia .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Tom Cranham .... production illustrator
Harold Fuhrman .... set designer
Sam Moore .... property master
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator
Scott Ritenour .... assistant art director (as Scott Ritenour Jr.)
Richard M. Kristy .... props (uncredited)
Nick Moudakis .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Patrick Salamunovich .... assistant property master (uncredited)
John Walker .... lead man (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Al Cavigga .... looping editor
Gene Eliot .... sound editor
Marvin I. Kosberg .... sound editor (as Marvin Kosberg)
Herman Lewis .... production mixer
Andy MacDonald .... re-recording mixer
Vern Poore .... re-recording mixer
Allan R. Potter .... sound editor
Ed Scheid .... supervising sound editor (as Edwin Scheid)
Josef von Stroheim .... sound editor (as Joe Von Stroheim)
Jerry Jacobson .... sound editor (uncredited)
Douglas J. Schulman .... sound utility (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Howard Jensen .... special effects
Harold E. Wellman .... special photographic effects (as Harold Wellman)
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Gary Zink .... special effects (uncredited)
Preston Peterson .... stunts (as Peter Peterson uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunt coordinator
Janet Brady .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Bralver .... stunts (uncredited)
Ayn Cavellini .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Cirillo .... stunts (uncredited)
Justin De Rosa .... stunts (uncredited)
Vince Deadrick Sr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Pamela Estrom .... stunts (uncredited)
Marneen Fields .... stunts: scuba diver (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Sheree Kerns .... stunts (uncredited)
Kay Kimler .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Scheiwiller .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Taraman .... stunts (uncredited)
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Wilson .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Zendar .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Cooperman .... underwater photography
Larry Gilhooly .... gaffer
Kenneth Peach Jr. .... camera operator (as Kenny Peach Jr.)
Frederic J. Smith .... camera operator (as Fred Smith)
Eric D. Andersen .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Wayne Baker .... assistant underwater photographer (uncredited)
Richard Barth .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Howard Ford .... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Monte .... still photographer (uncredited)
Gordon Paschal .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Redmond .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Richard Turner .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dick James .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Kathleen McCandless .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Debra Gail .... assistant film editor
Barrett Taylor .... assistant film editor (as Barry Taylor)
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
Donald Harris .... music editor
Eugene Marks .... music editor
Lennie Niehaus .... orchestrations (as Leonard Niehaus)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (as Danny Wallin)
Transportation Department
Pat Desmond .... transportation captain
Other crew
Nancy Claycomb .... production secretary
Gene Fioramonti .... location manager
Alan Greedy .... script supervisor
Tony Habeeb .... publicist
Steven Marlo .... dialogue coach
Preston Peterson .... boat master (as Peter Peterson uncredited)
Art Volpert .... executive assistant to producer
Jane Koltvet .... executive secretary to Irwin Allen (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (as Warner Bros. Pictures A Time Warner Entertainment Company)
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Additional Details

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114 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)
Brazil:14 | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | UK:A (original rating) (cut) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2006) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) (uncut) | USA:PG | West Germany:12
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: The hull of a 40-year-old ship that's about to be scrapped would not be shiny bright red.See more »
Captain Mike Turner:[after discovering Svevo and his men gathering plutonium] You can take whatever you want from this ship, but these people have come a long way and all they want to do right now is get the hell out of here alive!
Captain Stefan Svevo:I never intended to harm anyone Captain, as you must realize, I can't let you go now.
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20 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Every Single Cast Member Is Outstanding!, 31 July 2003
Author: StuOz

Every Single Cast Member Is Outstanding. How often can one say that about a Disaster movie, or any movie?

The original Poseidon Adventure and Beyond/Poseidon are both four star movies that both just miss out on being five star movies because of one little problem. The original pushed The Church too much and Beyond/Poseidon has a feeling of being just a bit pointless.

I have watched the 1979 film about 25 times on video. The way the characters/actors react to each other and the very memorable lines they come out with are all wonderful. Sally Field brings incredible humour to simple every day terms like, "Oh brother", or "are you going to kiss me now?", and despite her public comments on how much she hated the movie and disliked Irwin Allen, this stands out as the best of Sally Field, to me.

Michael Caine recently said on a British talk show that, "Irwin Allen's The Swarm was the worst movie I have done". So I guess Beyond/Poseidon is not too high on his list. I don't care. The way his character takes command of this disaster movie and his encounters with Telly Savalas (this was also my favourite Savalas show) and Sally Field are nothing short of great entertainment.

You can tell that Irwin Allen directed this film, why? The endless explosions. Since the 1965-1966 TV season of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Irwin has made it clear to his staff that explosions are needed in his shows. The Poseidon explosions, both inside and outside the ship, look great on film, as always. When Irwin told the media about this film he said "it is time to go back to the sea", maybe this film was another Voyage/Sea to Irwin?

I could do another 20 quotes from the other players. This movie had an okay musical score which picked up as the end credits started. Those end credits were important to me. After this movie, Irwin Allen produced some very average television, but this was the last great Irwin Allen feature film (When Time Ran Out was average), so that closing music was almost saying Goodbye to Irwin. Irwin left this world in 1991 but his work lives on.

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