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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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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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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
An Unworthy "Sequel" See more (57 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
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


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  • 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 picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 2nd Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1979.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Only 50 metres (approximately) of the hull of the Poseidon remains above water when boarded by the salvage/medical team because the front of the ship is sinking lower and lower into the water. Yet all the decks inside the ship are horizontal. For the decks to be horizontal, the ship would have to be sitting level in the water.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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9 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
An Unworthy "Sequel", 17 August 1999
Author: Eric-62-2 from Morristown, NJ

If you liked the original "Poseidon Adventure" then you can not find one redeeming feature of this lamebrained "sequel" that represents exploitation for a quick buck at it's worst. Paul Gallico's novel, while not stellar, at least brought back Rogo, Martin and Manny Rosen while this time out the orignal cast and characters is gone completely apart from an obscure reference to the helicopter that picks them up.

I won't bother dissecting the horrible performances by the actors in their uninteresting roles. I would like to gleefully note the absurdities of the entire plot when compared to it's predecessor. As two others have noted, it is impossible to believe that there could be no other rescue ships out to the scene at this point. And did anyone else notice how the ship seems strangely much more intact than it did in the original? Fred Koenekamp's cinematography in the original was dark, grimy, realistic and effective. This time out, this search crew ends up back in a spotless looking kitchen which in the original was devastated by a flash fire and then submerged only moments later! The photography is much too bright, the settings too spotless, and the story just plain stupid. The bigger mystery is why, after being humiliated in "The Swarm" did Michael Cain ever agree to work with Allen again?

Pretend this film never happened and just stick to the original, which is far more intelligent.

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