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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 »
NewsDesk:
(11 articles)
User Reviews:
At least worth a look, but a pretty crummy 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


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 only Irwin Allen disaster movie not to receive an Academy Award nomination. (Even the critically mauled The Swarm (1978) and When Time Ran Out... (1980) managed Best Costume Design nominations.)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:
Nurse Gina Rowe:[about the exit the Poseidon through an underwater side door] None of us are experienced divers Captain.
Captain Mike Turner:It's our only way out. I'm going to turn you all into frogmen. No one has a choice.
[puts down 2 scuba tanks]
Captain Mike Turner:There should be 2 more Wilbur. I counted 4.
Wilbur Hubbard:One's empty. The one I'm getting is half full.
Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins:Who's going in the scuba?
Captain Mike Turner:Everyone.
Celeste Whitman:Last time I went to school, 3 didn't go into 8.
Larry Simpson:What you say?
Celeste Whitman:3 doesn't go into 8.
[...]
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
At least worth a look, but a pretty crummy sequel., 8 February 2007
Author: vip_ebriega from Philippines

My Take: Formulaic disaster movie, but has its moments with its well-known cast. Otherwise, a pretty weak disaster movie.

This sequel is not as good as its hit predecessor "The Poseidon Adventure" was, but easily passable, depending on the yardstick you measure it with. I really like Irwin Allen's production films. They really show a great and realistic disaster and a great well-known cast. This elements would set the pattern to today's disaster hit films. Many bad things has been said about this failed sequel to the 1972 classic, so I guess this is quite a guilty pleasure to me. It's hardly a good movie, in fact its quite a mess upon further observation (plot holes, needless back stories, and one character is disposed of without explanation), but I did kinda enjoyed it on a "it wasn't the complete disaster" way.

The film resembles a little like the original disaster was. But I think it was meant to be that way. Anyway, most of the cast die heroically. Michael Caine gives a fine performance, but I really liked Sally Field here. She really gives a spunky performance. Field's character is the one Caine's character likes to call "monkey", but she turns out to be his love interest in the film. Telly Savalas makes a really good villain as Dr. Svevo. Jack Warden and Shirley Knight are fine as the couple who never seems to lose hope for each other. The other cast includes Karl Malden, Shirley Jones and Peter Boyle, do their best without being too embarrassing. But Slim Pickens is quite weird in his role as a Texan drunk, who never seems to let go of his priceless bottle through the entire film.

Overall, I kinda liked "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure", though I think a large amount of suspension of disbelief is required. Non-disaster buffs won't dig it, but for nostalgia, fans of the original may want to check it out. It wasn't as good as that film, but along with THE SWARM, it's kind of a guilty pleasure.

Rating: ** out of 5.

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