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Poseidon (2006)

PG-13 | | 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 their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gloria (as Stacy Ferguson)
1st Officer Chapman


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Poseidon: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office


$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,155,410, 14 May 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,674,817, 10 August 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,674,817, 27 August 2006
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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dylan Johns (Josh Lucas) jogging on the deck of the ship during the beginning credits the evening before the ship capsizes, pays homage to the original film, The Poseidon Adventure (1972). In it, James Martin (Red Buttons) jogs on the deck of the ship before the night of capsizing. Mr. Martin starts off by taking a deep breath at the deck railing before starting off, and Dylan ends his jog at the deck railing. Both wear a full jogging suit, which are both the same color. See more »


When the characters are swimming from the last ballast tank to the stairwell, while they pass the ladder, at least one member of the crew is visible kicking their feet behind the ladder. See more »


[first lines]
Christian: When?
Jennifer Ramsey: Mmm. Today.
Christian: Yeah. When today?
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Written by Printz Board, Fergie (as Stacy Ferguson), Wayne Hector, Apl.de.Ap (as Allan Pineda), Will.i.am (as Will Adams) and George Pajon Jr.
Produced by Will.i.am and Printz Board
Performed by Fergie
Fergie appears courtesy of A&M Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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It is like 'Titanic' meets 'The Towering Inferno'
10 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

In 'Poseidon' Josh Lucas plays Dylan Johns, a professional gambler. When a freak 'rogue wave' incident causes the Poseidon cruise ship to capsize, Dylan has gamble for his life. Deciding not to listen to the captain (Andre Braugher), Dylan tries leads a group of passengers (Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum, etc.) to safety.

This is a modern remake of the 1972 'The Poseidon Adventure'. I do not remember the original, but I think this one live up to its name. It is like 'Titanic' meets 'The Towering Inferno'. There is a lot of intense action that keeps one on the edge of their seat.

There is not much drama and I do not think it will add too much to the original story. I also noticed that the movie is just over an hour and a half, it is not very long. However, I think audiences will enjoy the intensity of this film.

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