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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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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really good
8 September 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

a movie who can be blamed very easy. but this reaction is only a childish attitude in contact with Explozia. because the film represents reflection of a period reality. not only the event who inspired story or the great actors , the tension or the shadows of ideological command but the admirable work. it is a good film for its precision and for the force to present a case with minimum concessions , using a memorable cast, create credible frame for each part. it is not a blockbuster and this is basic sin. but it is decent and fresh. it is a special proof for a director science to do a movie about a crisis situation. and this fact is important. the rest...silence or only insignificant details.


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