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The Poseidon Adventure ()


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A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations.
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Reverend Scott
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Mike Rogo
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James Martin
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Nonnie Parry
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Acres
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Linda Rogo
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Belle Rosen
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Manny Rosen
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Susan Shelby
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Chaplain
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Robin
Fred Sadoff ...
Linarcos
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Nurse (as Sheila Mathews)
Jan Arvan ...
Doctor Caravello
Byron Webster ...
Purser
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Chief Engineer
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M. C. (as Bob Hastings)
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Mr. Tinkham (as Erik Nelson)
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Captain Harrison
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Adams ...
Cable Steward (uncredited)
Craig Barley ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Todd Bartlett ...
Passenger (uncredited)
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First Officer Larsen (uncredited)
Jack Berle ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Bill Catching ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Craig Chudy ...
Helmsman (uncredited)
Ronn Cragg ...
Radarman (uncredited)
Jimmy Cross ...
Dinning Room Steward (uncredited)
Fred Dale ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Connie Ducharme ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Jim Galante ...
Assistant Engineer (uncredited)
Bob Golden ...
Wiper (uncredited)
Orwin C. Harvey ...
Falling Man (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
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Falling Man (uncredited)
Chris Howell ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Kathryn Janssen ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Bob Liddle ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Marco Lopez ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Maurice Marsac ...
French Naval Officer (uncredited)
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Terry - Susan's Date (uncredited)
Victor Paul ...
Kyrenos (uncredited)
Stuart Perry ...
Teddy Parry (uncredited)
Frieda Rentie ...
Passenger (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
Lance Rimmer ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Elizabeth Rogers ...
Woman Next to Mr. Tinkham (uncredited)
George Sawaya ...
Bos'n Mate (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
Paul Stader ...
Martin - Wireless Operator (uncredited)
Mark Tulin ...
Bass Guitarist as Ship Sinks (uncredited)
Waddy Wachtel ...
Crump - Guitarist #1 (uncredited)
Lori Williams ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Roseann Williams ...
Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ronald Neame

Written by

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Paul Gallico ... (novel)
 
Stirling Silliphant ... (screenplay by) and
Wendell Mayes ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Irwin Allen ... producer
Sidney Marshall ... associate producer
Steve Broidy ... executive producer (uncredited)
Sherrill C. Corwin ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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John Williams

Cinematography by

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Harold E. Stine ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Harold F. Kress

Editorial Department

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William DeNicholas ... assistant film editor
Brent Eldridge ... digital color correction (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jack Baur

Production Design by

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William J. Creber ... (as William Creber)

Set Decoration by

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Raphael Bretton

Costume Design by

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Paul Zastupnevich

Makeup Department

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Del Acevedo ... makeup artist
Edwin Butterworth ... makeup artist (as Ed Butterworth)
Carol Pershing ... hair stylist
Sheral Ross ... hair stylist
Allan Snyder ... makeup artist
Ann Wadlington ... hair stylist
Daniel C. Striepeke ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Hal Herman ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Norman A. Cook ... assistant director (as Norman Cook)
Les Warner ... second assistant director
Donald White ... second assistant director (as Don White)
Irwin Allen ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Tom Cranham ... production illustrator
Dan Goozee ... production illustrator
Bob McLaughlin ... property master
Ward Preston ... assistant art director
Jerry Kobold ... assistant prop man (uncredited)
Charles Stevens ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Richard A. Villalobos ... leadman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John A. Bonner ... sound supervisor (as John Bonner)
Herman Lewis ... production mixer
Theodore Soderberg ... re-recording mixer
Orrick Barrett ... boom man (uncredited)
Raul A. Bruce ... boom operator (uncredited)
Don Hall ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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A.D. Flowers ... mechanical effects

Visual Effects by

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L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects
Matthew Yuricich ... matte painter (uncredited)

Stunts

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Paul Stader ... stunt coordinator
Phil Adams ... stunts (uncredited)
Craig R. Baxley ... stunts (uncredited)
Lightning Bear ... stunts (uncredited)
Marilyn Bower ... stunts (uncredited)
Janet Brady ... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Brutsche ... stunts (uncredited)
Eldon Burke ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Catching ... stunts (uncredited)
Craig Chudy ... stunts (uncredited)
Howard Curtis ... stunts (uncredited)
Pepper Curtis ... stunt double (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
John Daheim ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Dale ... stunts (uncredited)
Carol Daniels ... stunts (uncredited)
Paula Dell ... stunts (uncredited)
Bennie E. Dobbins ... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Durock ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Lila Finn ... stunts (uncredited)
Donna Garrett ... stunts (uncredited)
Orwin C. Harvey ... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt ... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Howell ... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes ... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Johnson ... stunts (uncredited)
Denver Mattson ... stunts (uncredited)
John Moio ... stunts (uncredited)
Keith Morhart ... stunts (uncredited)
Doug O'Dell ... stunt double (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Ernie F. Orsatti ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti ... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Paul ... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Preston Peterson ... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Porter ... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Prohaska ... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham ... stunts (uncredited)
Wally Rose ... stunts (uncredited)
Russell Saunders ... stunts (uncredited)
George Sawaya ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Scheiwiller ... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... stunts (uncredited)
Rodell Sharpe ... stunts (uncredited)
Marilyn Stader ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele ... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Stein ... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers ... stunts (uncredited)
George P. Wilbur ... stunts (uncredited)
June lorna Wilson ... stunts (uncredited)
James Winburn ... stunts (uncredited)
Thomas Worrell ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Zendar ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Thomas Morris ... camera operator (as Tommy Morris)
Lou Pazelli ... key grip
Clyde Taylor ... gaffer
Henry Gerzen ... key grip (uncredited)
Bob Henderson ... gaffer (uncredited)
Tom Kerschner ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
James Mitchell ... still photographer (uncredited)
Joe Valdez ... second assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Wally Harton ... costumes: men (uncredited)
Dick James ... costumes: men (uncredited)
Barbara Westerland ... costumes: women (uncredited)

Music Department

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Vinton Vernon ... scoring mixer
Dennis Budimir ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Alexander Courage ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dominick Fera ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Artie Kane ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Michael Lang ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Milton Thomas ... musician: viola (uncredited)
John Williams ... conductor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Chris Haynes ... driver (uncredited)
Frank Khoury ... driver (uncredited)
Jim Martell ... transportation coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Teresa Brachetto ... script supervisor
John Campbell ... unit publicist
Al Gail ... assistant to producer
Art Volpert ... production coordinator
Steven Marlo ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Art Volpert ... production controller (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 John Vogel

Plot Keywords
Taglines Hell, Upside Down See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • L'aventure du Poséidon (France)
  • Die Höllenfahrt der Poseidon (Germany)
  • La aventura del Poseidón (Spain)
  • L'aventura del Posidó (Spain, Catalan title)
  • I peripeteia tou Poseidonos (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $264,850, 17 Dec 1972
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $2,846,713

Did You Know?

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Trivia Paul Gallico was inspired to write his novel by a voyage he made on the Queen Mary. When he was having breakfast in the dining room, the liner was hit by a large wave, sending people and furniture crashing to the other side of the vessel. He was further inspired by a true incident which occurred aboard the Queen Mary during World War II. Packed with American troops bound for Europe, the ship was struck by a gargantuan freak wave in the North Atlantic. It was calculated that if the ship had rolled another five inches, she would have capsized like the Poseidon. See more »
Goofs Linda Rogo had to change into her husband's shirt because she didn't wear a bra and couldn't climb in her gown. However, when she is in the smokestack about to climb the ladder, a bra strap is visible. In the DVD commentary, Stella Stevens acknowledged that she saw this error in the rushes and pleaded to have it removed, but to no avail. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Return of the Movie Movie (1972). See more »
Soundtracks The Song from The Poseidon Adventure See more »
Crazy Credits There is no 20th Century Fox logo animation displayed, beginning or end. An in-credit text-only notice for that company replaced the usual logo animation. See more »
Quotes Mrs. Linda Rogo: I saw a young officer on deck the other day, and he looked DAMN familiar... even with his clothes on.
Mike Rogo: So... he recognized ya, so?
Mrs. Linda Rogo: So doesn't that bother you?
Mike Rogo: If it bothered me, I wouldn'ta married ya.
Mrs. Linda Rogo: Well first you arrested me six times.
Mike Rogo: Well I had to figure out some way to keep you off the streets... until you'd marry me.
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