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The Poseidon Explosion (1973)
"Explozia" (original title)

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When a big ocean liner's cargo of fertilizer catches fire, it causes an explosion and pretty soon, the whole ship is ablaze. A helpful newlywed passing by in a canoe and a stowaway help try to fight the fire.

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Radu Beligan ...
Luca
Gheorghe Dinica ...
Salamander
Toma Caragiu ...
Corbea
Dem Radulescu ...
Neagu
Jean Constantin ...
Tilica
George Motoi ...
Marinescu
Toma Dimitriu
Colea Rautu ...
Anghel
Draga Olteanu Matei ...
Angela (as Draga Olteanu-Matei)
Mircea Diaconu
Florin Piersic
Cezara Dafinescu
Mircea Basta
Aurel Cioranu
Gheorghe Oancea
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When a big ocean liner's cargo of fertilizer catches fire, it causes an explosion and pretty soon, the whole ship is ablaze. A helpful newlywed passing by in a canoe and a stowaway help try to fight the fire.

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The Poseidon Explosion  »

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Won the Diploma Award at the 8th Moscow International Film Festival, in Moscow, USSR, in July 1973. See more »

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Inspired from a real event, doesn't relate to the "Poseidon Adventure".
25 September 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

The movie is inspired by a accident that happened in the 1970 near Galati, Romania. A team of firefighters is sent to an abandoned, burning ship, only to find out the ship is loaded with 80000 bags of fertilizer, which explodes at 300 degrees Celsius, making the ship a giant bomb that threatens to take out the whole city of Galati.

The prefect and the mayor desperately try to find a solution to the problem, and bring to their aid a chemist that tries to find a solution. On the ship, the fire grows stronger and stronger and the firefighters get the help of one particular firefighter, "nea' Gica", a skilled oil well firefighter that happens to be the godfather in a wedding that takes place on the shore of the Danube river.

It's not a flick, as others suggested, it doesn't relate to "The Poseidon Adventure", and the acting is done by some of the best Romanian actors, like Gheorghe Dinica, Toma Caragiu, Mircea Diaconu or Florin Piersic. Unfortunately, like all Romanian movies the sound is mono and rather poor, but hey! It's done in 1973.


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