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The Poseidon Explosion (1973)
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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 ...
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Gheorghe Dinica ...
Salamander
Toma Caragiu ...
Corbea
Dem Radulescu ...
Neagu
Jean Constantin ...
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George Motoi ...
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Toma Dimitriu
Colea Rautu ...
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Draga Olteanu Matei ...
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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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Won the Diploma Award at the 8th Moscow International Film Festival, in Moscow, USSR, in July 1973. See more »

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22 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Surpringly good obscure movie about a ship catching fire off the coast of Romania. The ship is carrying hundreds of tons of fertilizer and oxygen tanks, which, if ignited, would explode and take out the entire coastline shipping community. A small band of people (including an oil well firefighter) board the ship to try and put out the fire, but when it proves to be burning out of control, a group of about a dozen local dockworkers join in and try to unload the cargo before it ignites- three of them, however, are merely petty thieves out to loot the ship.

This is a surprisingly well done movie, most under-appreciated and unrecognized. I was happily surprised after watching this in the "Grindhouse Collection" DVD box-set. It's a great action/ suspense movie, with a bit of well timed comic relief. The pacing was good, it moved along well, and even the effects showing the ship engulfed in flames with plumes of thick black smoke pouring out were well done. The climactic explosion looked good, especially for a presumably lower budget movie like this.


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