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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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Obviously inferior, but fun in a bad way! 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 movie was filmed based on the ending of the movie The Poseidon Adventure (1972) when the ship still remains afloat. The original script called for the ship to sink after the survivors take off in a helicopter, but when it did not turn out right, it was therefore decided to keep the ship afloat.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The ships hull for the sea scenes was built only slightly bigger than was visible above the water line. To continue the illusion under the water line the hull had a fabric skirt that was painted red which fades to blue. This fabric skirt can be seen at the end of the movie when Capt Turner dives back underwater to find Wilbur.See more »
Quotes:
Captain Mike Turner:In times of real trouble, the one thing man can depend on is the sympathy of the bank.See more »

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24 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Obviously inferior, but fun in a bad way!, 21 April 2000
Author: Poseidon-3 from Cincinnati, OH

This horrifyingly bad and automatically inferior sequel to "The Poseidon Adventure" came and went in theaters so quickly that one could be forgiven for not even realizing that it ever existed! The real victim here was Paul Gallico, the author of the original story. When "PA" was made into a film, the writers changed several things around (as often happens). When plans of a sequel came about, Gallico wrote the sequel to the novel based NOT on his own great little book, but on the FILM's storyline. Then the filmmakers discarded his novel "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure" and went with the version found here. So he adjusted his characters and story to fit Hollywood's version, only to have it abandoned in favor of this rehash. In it, two disparate groups join up to either salvage loot from the overturned vessel or rescue any leftover survivors. Instantly they are trapped as the boat belches and rocks continuously, yet they stay inside to find salvage, linger over conversations with newly discovered passengers and finally run around shooting at each other! The inexplicable cleanliness of the sets and utter illogic of the storyline pale in comparison to the hilariously bad dialogue and the banal music score. Previous, greater disaster movies had majestic scores done by excellent composers. This music has no memorable opening theme and features inappropriate and discordant music during scenes (often a whimsical "Flight of the Bumblebee" type of thing is heard.) Some of the dialogue has to be heard to be believed. One classic scene is when Knight dislocates her shoulder after grappling to save her blind husband Warden. Award-magnet Knight does a terrific job of displaying her injury and is carried over to a corner and revived realistically with smelling salts. Then purportedly-kind nurse Jones reveals an utter lack of bedside manner. Does she resort to the standard "You'll only feel a slight prick" or "This won't hurt a bit"??? Nooooo She grabs Ms. Knight's arm and goes, "This is going to hurt a great deal Mrs. Meredith, I'm so sorry!" Apparently, the violence of this scene was so intense that it had to be filmed through debris (fully obscuring Jones' face!) so as not to shock the audience! The characters are unwaveringly pathetic and annoying (and in many cases, just thinly disguised versions of folks from the original film.) Boyle is mercilessly loud and obnoxious, taking Ernest Borgnine's "type" to a new level of irritation. Cartwright is a little old to be playing the little girl sort of role that Pamela Sue Martin already did. Her costume makes her look like a frump. Pickens is hilarious, drawling out lines like, "Who's Svevo? As a matter of fact, who's Suzanne?" in a thick Texas accent. Jones' character is a drippy nurse and has to dredge up her own long-ago award just like Shelley Winters' swimming medal, to no good effect. Warden and Malden vie for audience sympathy with their afflictions, but don't get any. Field rubs immediate tarnish on her Oscar for "Norma Rae" with her over-the-top, "Three's Company" - level comedic attempts and Caine should have known better, but this was his period of making bomb after bomb. Still, it's fun on a camp level to watch once and future Oscar-winners slumming badly. Hamel, for the brief time she is on screen, is both alluring and amusing. Sadly, this and "When Time Ran Out" would slam the lid on any hopes of a film career, but she rebounded on television. Knight adds some much needed class, desperately trying to underact and say her lines with dignity amidst all the squalid overacting and preposterous situations. She is done no favors for this. Sadly, the old VHS and now the newly released DVD shear 8 minutes off the film's running time, cutting a lot of Warden, Knight and Jones' scenes, even removing the fact that Warden and Knight are authors! These were sentimental moments between all three and must have been spliced out in order to keep the action, such as it is, moving. It's a pointless, grave-robbing hack job intended to wring more money out of the classic original, but which sank like a stone at the box office. At least now it can be enjoyed for the audacious mess that it is!

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