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The Poseidon Explosion (1973)

Explozia (original title)
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)
Florin Piersic
Cezara Dafinescu
Mircea Basta
Aurel Cioranu
George Oancea ...
(as 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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Won the Diploma Award at the 8th Moscow International Film Festival, in Moscow, USSR, in July 1973. See more »

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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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Another Oklahoma City bombing?
4 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was actually an exciting picture by Hungarian director Mircea Dragan.

Rcalling that the Oklahoma City bombing by Tim McVeigh had 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) of fertilizer and nitromethane, this is a story of a beached ship with 4000 tons of fertilizer and gallons of fuel oil. The ship is on fire and if it reaches 300 digress, a whole city can be wiped out. Just Google the Texas City explosion to see what can happen in real life.

There was some good acting in this Romanian film. It has one of the greatest Romanian actors of all time in Gheorghe Dinica. The story itself will keep your interest, as it was inspired by a real event in 1970 near Galati, Romania.

And, to show that there are stupid people all over the world, there was even looters in a ship about to explode. There were some funny moments when they were throwing them off the ship.


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