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Writer:
David Giler (written by)
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Release Date:
26 March 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
For everyone who's ever been deeply in Love or deeply in debt.
Plot:
A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
The home version of "The Poseidon Adventure" See more (89 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Hanks ... Walter Fielding, Jr.

Shelley Long ... Anna Crowley Beissart Fielding

Alexander Godunov ... Max Beissart, the Maestro

Maureen Stapleton ... Estelle

Joe Mantegna ... Art Shirk

Philip Bosco ... Curly

Josh Mostel ... Jack Schnittman
Yakov Smirnoff ... Shatov
Carmine Caridi ... Brad Shirk

Brian Backer ... Ethan
Billy Lombardo ... Benny

Mia Dillon ... Marika
John Van Dreelen ... Carlos
Douglass Watson ... Walter Fielding, Sr.
Lucille Dobrin ... Macumba Lady
Tetchie Agbayani ... Florinda Fielding

Scott Turchin ... Mover #1
Radu Gavor ... Mover #2
Grisha Dimant ... Mover #3
Lutz Rath ... Geza
Joey Balin ... Jimmy

Wendell Pierce ... Paramedic
Susan Browning ... Samantha
Henry Judd Baker ... Oscar (as Henry Baker)
Mary Louise Wilson ... Benny's Mom
Irving Metzman ... Sid
Frank Maraden ... Mattress Man #1
Michael Russo ... Mattress Man #2
Joe Ponazecki ... Montgomery Shrapp
Michael Hyde ... Driver of 18-Wheeler

Mike Starr ... Lenny

Frankie Faison ... James

Jake Steinfeld ... Duke

Matthew Cowles ... Marty

Nestor Serrano ... Julio

Michael Jeter ... Arnie

Afemo Omilami ... Bernie

Bruno Iannone ... Sol
Ron Foster ... Record Producer

Alan Altshuld ... Volkswagen Driver

Tzi Ma ... Hwang

J. Cynthia Brooks ... Benny's Girlfriend (as Cindy Brooks)
Leslie West ... Lana
Tom Filiault ... 'Cheap Girls'
Doug Plavin ... 'Cheap Girls'
Chris Tuttle ... 'Cheap Girls'
Ed Vadas ... 'Cheap Girls'
Louise Robey ... Female Vocalist (as Robey)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melissa Ann Green ... Wedding Choir (uncredited)
Pete Richardson ... Construction Worker (uncredited)
Vincent Russo ... Construction Worker (uncredited)

Mike Tremont ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Tazariah Wolffe ... Carpenter (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Benjamin 
 
Writing credits
David Giler (written by)

Produced by
David Giler .... executive producer
Kathleen Kennedy .... producer
Art Levinson .... producer
Frank Marshall .... producer
Steven Spielberg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michel Colombier 
 
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis 
 
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Cambas 
 
Casting by
Howard Feuer 
 
Production Design by
Patrizia von Brandenstein 
 
Art Direction by
W. Steven Graham 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Sr. 
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Morley 
 
Makeup Department
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair stylist
Mickey Scott .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Art Levinson .... unit production manager
Arthur F. Repola .... post-production supervisor
Clayton Townsend .... assistant unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Haley .... first assistant director
Ellen Rauch .... second assistant director
Tomaz Remec .... dga trainee
James W. Skotchdopole .... second assistant director
Dick Ziker .... second unit director
 
Art Department
George DeTitta Jr. .... set dresser
John R. Ford .... assistant property master
Edward Garzero .... scenic chargeman
Robert Griffon Jr. .... assistant property master
Judy Jurisek .... stand-by scenic
Doug Kraner .... assistant art director
Sherman Labby .... production illustrator
John Oates Jr. .... dresser
Tony Parmelee .... dresser
Carlos Quiles .... construction foreman
Richard Reseigne .... construction design coordinator (as Dick Reseigne)
Karen Sloe .... art department assistant
Walter Stocklin .... property master (as Wally Stocklin)
Steve Swanson .... assistant property master
Wynn Thomas .... assistant art director
Joe Williams Sr. .... head construction grip
Joseph Alfieri .... carpenter (uncredited)
Gerald DeTitta .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sherryl Sachs .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Manny Sanchez .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nathan Boxer .... sound mixer
Jeff Bushelman .... sound editor
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Larry Carow .... sound editor
Craig Clark .... assistant sound editor
Doreen A. Dixon .... adr editor
Mike Dobie .... sound editor
Patty Dobie .... apprentice sound editor
Louis L. Edemann .... supervising sound editor
Richard C. Franklin .... sound editor (as Rick Franklin)
Ron Hitchcock .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy McKee .... sound recordist
Chuck Neely .... sound editor
Steve Scanlon .... sound recordist
Jerry Stanford .... sound editor (as Jerry R. Stanford)
Robert Thirlwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeffrey Kaplan .... machine room operator (uncredited)
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Edward Drohan .... special effects
Mike Edmonson .... special effects (as Mike Edmondson)
Steve Krieger .... special effects
Samuel E. Price .... special effects
Gary Schaedler .... special effects
David Wood .... special effects
Michael Wood .... special effects supervisor
Tony Parmelee .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Craig Barron .... matte photography supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Colette Alexander .... stunts
Pete Antico .... stunts
Nick Ballo .... stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts
Jay Boryea .... stunts
Bambi Brook .... stunts
Paul Bucossi .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
Domingo Buster .... stunts
Lisa Cain .... stunts
Lisa Dalton .... stunts (as Lisa Loving)
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Lawrence Garcia .... stunts
Jeff Jensen .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Robert Lempert .... stunts
Harry Madsen .... stunts
Anderson Martin .... stunts (as Andy Martin)
Phil Neilson .... stunts
Don Picard .... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunts (as Charles Picerni Jr.)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (as Charles Picerni)
Sandy Richman .... stunts
Elliott S. Valderrama .... stunts
Joan Valderrama .... stunts
Jeff Ward .... stunts
Webster Whinery .... stunts
Anna Marie Wieder .... stunts
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Matthew F. Zanoskar .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator (as Richard Ziker)
Scott Wilder .... stunt double: Tom Hanks (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Burke .... grip
Vincent Delaney .... best boy (as Vin Delaney)
Ed Egan .... grip
James Fitzpatrick .... electrician (as Jim Fitzpatrick)
Douglas C. Hart .... first assistant camera
Richard Hebrank .... grip (as Richard Hebrink)
Jim Manzione .... electrician
Tom McKibbin .... electrician
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator
Robert Paone .... second assistant camera
Michael Proscia Jr. .... electrician (as Michael Proscia)
Ray Quinlan .... gaffer
Steven Search .... camera trainee
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer
Eric Staller .... lightmobile
Rory Walsh .... grip
Robert Ward .... key grip (as Bobby Ward)
Paul Jacobsen .... set lighting technician: second unit, Florida (uncredited)
Bob Rose .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Michael J. Spehar .... assistant chief set lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Louis DiGiaimo .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Christians .... wardrobe supervisor: men
Susan Gammie .... assistant costumer
Jennifer Nichols .... wardrobe supervisor: women
Ursula Schrader .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter (as Donah J. Bassett)
Patrick Crane .... post-production assistant
Geno Escarrega .... assistant film editor
Seth Flaum .... associate film editor
Pamela Ghaleb .... apprentice film editor
Martha Huntley .... apprentice film editor
Jill Savitt .... assistant film editor
Jim Schurmann .... color timer
Melissa Tynan-Lagorio .... post-production assistant
Tracy Granger .... assistant/apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michel Colombier .... conductor
Curt Sobel .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Hyde .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Kate Barker .... assistant: Ms. Kennedy
Jane Bartelme .... production associate
Carolyn Bauer .... assistant: Mr. Benjamin
Renee Bodner .... script supervisor
Carla Corwin .... production assistant
Lynn D. Ezelle .... assistant production accountant
Monte Farber .... production assistant
Susan Fazekas .... location scout
Vic Heutschy .... publicist
Harriette Kanew .... production coordinator
Richard Kraft .... production associate
Michael McCormick .... assistant production accountant
Blair Bellis Mohr .... assistant production coordinator
Lesley Moore .... production assistant
Julie Moskowitz .... assistant: Mr. Spielberg
Joe Murphy .... production accountant
Richard Patrick .... production assistant
Desiree Perri .... assistant production accountant
Bonne Radford .... production controller
Mary T. Radford .... assistant: Mr. Marshall
Amy Sayres .... location manager
Steven Spielberg .... presenter
Lisa Burnett .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Alan Jacques .... projectionist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Julia Child .... special thanks
Richard Feigen .... special thanks
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby SR (35 mm prints)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The make and model of Art Shirk (Joe Mantegna)'s red sports car was a 1984 Chevrolet Corvette [C4]. It's customized license plate read "AS-1".See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the lead Cheap Girl tells Walter they want to change their name, you hear "Meryl Streep" but his lips say something else. The same thing for Walter when he tells him he's not changing their name. Perhaps another name was originally used and the producers didn't get the permission to use it.See more »
Quotes:
[Walter sees the new stairs that had been built]
Walter:Stairs! Ha! A Staircase! We have stairs!
[Dances happily on them]
Walter:Oh hello Mr. Stairs I've missed you.
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Soundtrack:
Ode to JoySee more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The home version of "The Poseidon Adventure", 21 August 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Tom Hanks and Shelley Long star in this hilarious film about a couple who buy a million dollar home for $200,000 - only to find out it's going to cost close to a million to repair it! Wood rot, raccoons in the dumbwaiter, a bad roof, bad plumbing, bad electricity - you name it, this house has it. Hard to choose the funniest scene - the staircase collapse or Hanks getting dumped in cement.

The entire cast is excellent, from Maureen Stapleton, the former homeowner whose boyfriend is being deported, Hanks' clients (he's an entertainment attorney), the many workers who populate the house, or Douglass Watson, Hanks' embezzler father who now lives in Rio.

It would also be hard to choose the funniest line, but for anyone who has owned a home, probably the Shirks Brothers line when their team comes to repair the house - "Your name came up in a drawing - we work today!"

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