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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)
Mircea Diaconu
Florin Piersic
Cezara Dafinescu
Mircea Basta
Aurel Cioranu
George 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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24 August 1973 (East Germany)  »

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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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Followed by Cuibul salamandrelor (1977) See more »

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A disaster of a disaster flick
23 October 2001 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

Obviously made on the heels of "The Poseidon Adventure", this low-budget Romanian flick concerns the efforts to stop a freighter (the S.S. Poseidon), loaded with fertilizer, AND on fire, from exploding in a town harbor. Horribly dubbed, horribly acted; it's a shame MST3K never caught this one.


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