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.
A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive.Written by
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The boots and pendant that Carol Lynley wears in the film actually came from her own private collection. See more »
As the wave approaches the captain asks "are we all battened down?" The response from his officer is "tight as a button, sir." As the wave hits the ship the captain orders the crew to close all watertight doors. If they were all battened down as earlier described, all watertight doors would have been closed previously. See more »
You took from me the only thing I ever loved in the whole world, my Linda.
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The song "The Morning After" is credited on screen as "The Song From The Poseidon Adventure" See more »
A disaster film that keeps you on the edge of your seat
I have seen many disaster films in my day but The Poseidon Adventure is truly a film that will leave you on the edge of your seat because each moment after the being hit by a tidal wave is unpredictable. The survivors have to find a way out of the ship and a preacher (Gene Hackman) has to lead them out that becomes dangerous and often scary situations they face. Each cast member played their parts with emotion that becomes dramatic at times. All in all I thought this was better then the Titanic. I know they did a remake of this film in 2005 but as I always say, stick with the classic.
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