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The Poseidon Adventure (2005)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Action, Drama | TV Movie 20 November 2005
A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Eric Anderson
Rachel Clarke
Shelby Clarke
Rory Copus ...
Shoshanna (as Nathalie Bollt)


A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.

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20 November 2005 (USA)  »

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A Aventura do Poseidon  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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Some characters and rooms were renamed to pay homage; the ship's captain was named Capt. Gallico for writer Paul Gallico, on whose novel the story is based; the ship's doctor was named Dr. Ballard for Bob Ballard, leader of the 1985 expedition that discovered the remains of the Titanic; the ship's lounge was named Jak's Lounge for Jak Castro, president of The Poseidon Adventure Fan Club. See more »


The hole that is blown in the ship could not have turned the whole ship over. It would only have sunk the way Titanic had done, only by the stern instead of the bow. See more »


Badawi: You'll die with me.
Mike Rogo: Not today.
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References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

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One word: Shande!
8 January 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Remember the tag line on the poster for the original? It was "Hell, Upside Down". Well, this little TV movie of the week is definitely from hell. And it does, of course, turn upside down. It may also turn your stomach upside down if you're stupid enough to sit through this garbage.

I can't believe anyone in their right minds would associate their names with this piece of dreck. Oh, I forgot. If I were Steve Guttenberg, I suppose I'd be thrilled if the phone rang with a job. Too bad he was home the day his agent called with this audition. Too bad he auditioned. Too bad he got it. Too bad he took it. But, I suppose he does have mortgage to pay. Bless his heart. But I shouldn't just pick on poor Steve. Ditto Rutger Hauer. Bless his heart, too.

The producer should be taken out and beaten with a stick. So should the executives at the network who decided to buy and air this. It must have been bring your toddler to work week at NBC, and some little one got into an office he shouldn't have, pushed a button and sent TV Guide their weekly listings with this reject in the Sunday night slot.

I can't believe I was able to sit through this whole thing. What an embarrassment. If you've got a few hours of your life to kill and don't mind throwing a chunk of it away, watch this if it ever comes out on DVD, which I pray to my personal God, for YOUR sake, Poseidon enthusiast, it wont! Let's hope for something better when the film remake comes out.

I'm not holding my breath.

PS - for those of you who don't know, Shande is a Yiddish word which translates to: THE MOST HORRENDOUS DISGRACE EVER! Belle would know. Well, Shelley would DEFINITELY know. This other hack cast in her part, I'm not so sure.

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