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The Poseidon Adventure (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Action | Drama  -  20 November 2005 (USA)
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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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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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THE GREATEST DANGER IS ALREADY ON BOARD


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A Aventura do Poseidon  »

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Armand Assante and Sam Elliott were both offered roles. See more »

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A woman is able to send a distress email even though the terrorists have cut all ship-to-shore communications, the ship is on emergency power, and the antennas and satellite dishes are underwater and pointed at the ocean floor. See more »

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Badawi: You'll die with me.
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Mediocrity upside down
3 June 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

...but a long way from Hell, last year's Hallmark mini-series version of The Poseidon Adventure doesn't live down to its reputation. Aside from Peter Weller's every other line being "I'm Captain Paul Gallico" or "This is your captain, Paul Gallico" just in case anyone doesn't get the joke or Steve Guttenberg (looking increasingly like a failed attempt at cloning Albert Brooks) constantly endangering everyone's life to stop them to tell him how much he likes them with what he thinks is his best sincere voice but which really sounds like someone trying to have a conversation while having a particularly difficult bowel movement, there aren't many unintentional laughs to be had.

Rutger Hauer simply looks bewildered, as if he wandered onto the wrong set by mistake and somebody gave him a hat and a dog collar, Sylvia Syms looks alarmingly like Shelley Winters, C. Thomas Howell is starting to look even more alarmingly like an ageing 80s porn star and only Bryan Brown and Adam Baldwin look like they're having any fun. The spirit of Irwin Allen is briefly resurrected near the finale: sadly, it's not the Allen of The Towering Inferno or the original Poseidon but the one who spent nearly two reels having people very, very slowly cross a bridge one by one for the last two reels of When Time Ran Out.


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