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The Poseidon Explosion (1973)

Explozia (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 24 August 1973 (East Germany)
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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Followed by Cuibul salamandrelor (1977) See more »

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Lost treasure that is not exploitive or trashy. It's a very good true story of trying to save a city
30 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

True story of a cargo ship filled with fertilizer that catches fire while anchored in a river near a Romanian city. The sip has to be moved and extinguished before the ship explodes (think the fertilizer bomb that took out the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building a hundred fold fold).

Surprisingly good action drama that unfortunately has been titled to catch in on the Irwin Allen disaster film. This is not the piece of trash you think it is. This is actually a very good, far from typical (how could it be since its essentially true) story of a large number of people trying to come together to prevent their city from being leveled by an accident. Its one of those movies where you begin to wonder why, since its so good, you've never head of it before. Frankly its one of the few films I've seen in the past year that has actually made an impression on me.

Definitely worth a look


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