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Poseidon (2006)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  12 May 2006 (USA)
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On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner, Poseidon, capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for survival as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.

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It is New Year's Eve, and over 2,000 passengers & crew are ringing in the New Year aboard the huge cruise ship 'Poseidon' when it capsizes on the open sea in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean! A small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. Preferring to test the odds alone, career gambler Dylan Johns ignores captain's orders to wait below for possible rescue and sets out to find his own way to safety. What begins as a solo mission soon draws others, as Dylan is followed by a desperate father searching for his daughter and her fiancée--a young couple who hours before couldn't summon the courage to tell him they were engaged and now face much graver challenges. Along the way they are joined by a single mother and her wise-beyond-his-years son, an anxious stowaway and a despondent fellow passenger who boarded the ship not sure he wanted to live but now knows he doesn't want to die. Determined to fight their way to the surface, the group sets ... Written by Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91yahoo.com)

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Rated PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of disaster and peril | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Poseidon: The IMAX Experience  »

Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$119,446 (South Africa) (7 July 2006)

Gross:

$60,655,503 (USA) (4 August 2006)
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Trivia

Many members of the cast and crew came down with minor infections due to being in dirty water for so many hours a day. See more »

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After the Poseidon is hit by the wave, Dylan is shown getting up from the floor wearing his suit and tie. In the next shot his tie has disappeared. See more »

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[first lines]
Christian: When?
Jennifer Ramsey: Mmm. Today.
Christian: Yeah. When today?
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Won't Let You Fall
Written by Fergie Duhamel, Will i Am (as Will Adams), Keith Ernesto Harris (as Keith Harris), Byron McWilliams and Ron Fair
Produced by Will i Am
Arranged, Conducted by and Vocals Produced by Ron Fair
Co-Produced by Ron Fair
Performed by Fergie Duhamel (as Fergie)
Fergie appears courtesy of A&M Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Great computer effects, but very little story.
12 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The computer generated effects are great. A wonderful cast, very capable of producing a good story. The wave hits in about 10 minutes into the movie before we get to know much about the characters. The father and 19 year old daughter have a beautiful suite, but is the boyfriend a guest in the same suite? Yes, we do find out some character traits as the movie progresses, but to me I just didn't give a care about any of characters. This could have been a great tear jerker, full of emotion. But instead it was a roller-coaster ride at sea. I kept wanting to hear "The Morning After" as heard in the first Poisiden film. The music was good, but for me not memorable.


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