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Director:
Writers:
Paul Gallico (novel)
Nelson Gidding (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 May 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The greatest adventure story ever filmed... is not yet over. See more »
Plot:
Adventurers return to the overturned ship, seeking a fortune. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
My favorite disaster/adventure movie ever! See more (53 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)
 
Stunts
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)
Peter Peterson .... 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)
Wayne Baker .... assistant underwater photographer (uncredited)
John Monte .... still photographer (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
Art Volpert .... executive assistant to producer
Jane Koltvet .... executive secretary to Irwin Allen (uncredited)
Peter Peterson .... boat master (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (as Warner Bros. Pictures A Time Warner Entertainment Company)
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Runtime:
114 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)
Certification:
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

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The hull of a 40-year-old ship that's about to be scrapped would not be shiny bright red.See more »
Quotes:
Celeste Whitman:[having to jump over a hole that's 6 feet long] You know... I have the shortest legs of anybody here.
Captain Mike Turner:Do it!
Celeste Whitman:Okay!
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Movie Connections:
Edited from The Poseidon Adventure (1972)See more »

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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
My favorite disaster/adventure movie ever!, 14 August 2006
Author: Cristi_Ciopron from CGSM, Soseaua Nationala 49

How many movies get the chance of being made by the extraordinary,proficient,astonishing Allen and/or having Caine,Mrs. Field,Savallas,Shirley Jones in the cast?

Caine's role,in itself,is a jewel;he just fits in.He is energetic, lucid,sharp, intelligent,manly,as fit as a fiddle.Caine knows how to make a super-action flick,without needing to be Willis or Ford.He should be very proud of his role in "Beyond ...".For me,this is one of the most cherished Caine shows.(Caine is himself a cinema,he did an incredible number of good flicks.)Mrs. Field is enchanting,natural, inventive, fresh, luminous, spontaneous,funny,resourceful.(How do I miss an actress like her when I see that imbecile girls in so many cheap-looking shows!With few exceptions,such as Miss Rachel Luttrell,Miss Torri Higginson,or Mrs. Blalock,did you notice how many imbecile-looking girls crowd to fill the sets of the shows?)

The action does not stagnate for a moment.

Savallas got his bigger/better roles elsewhere;but the villain he does here is,as such,memorable and a landmark for the genre.He coins a comic strip villain.(I mean,Nero in Die Hard 2 ,Alan Rickman in Die Hard ,are zero compared to Savallas in "Beyond ...".)

The colors of this movie are delightful.

And how many shows offer so much fun?For me,only the first two episodes of Stargate Atlantis (Rising (Part 1)&Rising (Part 2)).

Many people,who commented "Beyond ...",have expressed a lot of reserves and reticence,about various things;I think they were unjust,and way too exacting.

Between 56 and 64 years,Allen made (i.e,directed and/or produced) several disaster movies:the diptych The Poseidon Adventure ,1972,and The Towering Inferno ,1974—for the movie theaters;then, another diptych—for TV this time: Flood! ,1976,and Fire! ,1977;then a trilogy,for the big screen again: The Swarm ,1978, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure ,1979, When Time Ran Out... ,1980—an activity that was ambitious and often successful.In '80,Allen was 64 years old.In his disaster movies that he made during the '70s,Allen uses the entire palette of the genre.His main merit is,of course,that of creating a very pure form of adventure movies.During '72-'80, The Master of Disaster also found time for some important TV work.So,he was for disaster,he was for Sci-Fi,sometimes he was for both of them—and always for fancy,adventure and fun. Fortunately ,he had the opportunity to develop fully his thoughts and to express himself plenary.

Some fans complain that The Master of Disaster's work was uneven,unequal;anyway,his best films are matchless in their genre.The man made at least 9 remarkable feature movies (of which some 6 are very good—the 5 feature films made between '72 and '80,and also Five Weeks in a Balloon ,1962;but the movies from '59-'61 are worth watching as well …),several interesting TV movies (in the '70s and '80s),and also several TV series and/or miniseries.I do not know any other director to be able of such a continuity in a couple of genres (the disaster/adventures,and Sci-Fi).

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