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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure -- Irwin's action-packed sequel picks up where "The Poseidon Adventure" left off. Spectacular special effects and an all-star cast including Oscar winners Sally Field and Michael Caine.


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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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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
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Did You Know?

Burt Reynolds was Irwin Allen's first choice to play the part later taken by Michael Caine. Reynolds passed on the project after reading the script. Clint Eastwood also turned it down.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Tex opens a panel in the wall, revealing a raging fire. In fact, he couldn't open the panel, as it would be too hot.See more »
[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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31 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
I think it's quite a good sequel., 20 March 2004
Author: Dr Wily ( from Owensboro, KY

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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