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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

PG | | Action, Adventure | 18 May 1979 (USA)
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An extension of the previous film, wherein a cache of adventurers return to the overturned ship to seek several fortunes.

Director:

Irwin Allen

Writers:

Paul Gallico (novel), Nelson Gidding (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Caine ... Captain Mike Turner
Sally Field ... Celeste Whitman
Telly Savalas ... Captain Stefan Svevo
Peter Boyle ... Frank Mazzetti
Jack Warden ... Harold Meredith
Shirley Knight ... Hannah Meredith
Shirley Jones ... Nurse Gina Rowe
Karl Malden ... Wilbur Hubbard
Slim Pickens ... Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins
Veronica Hamel ... Suzanne Constantine
Angela Cartwright ... Theresa Mazzetti
Mark Harmon ... Larry Simpson
Paul Picerni ... Kurt
Patrick Culliton ... Doyle
Dean Raphael Ferrandini ... Castorp (as Dean Ferrandini)
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Storyline

After The Poseidon Adventure (1972), in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While there are passengers still on-board waiting to be rescued, two rivalling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold, and a small amount of plutonium. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sir Michael Caine and Sally Field appeared in Surrender (1987). See more »

Goofs

There are no barnacles on the upturned hull. The bottom is pristine, looks as if it just slid down the ways. See more »

Quotes

Celeste Whitman: Are you going to kiss me now?
Captain Mike Turner: No.
Celeste Whitman: Well then let's get the hell out of here.
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Alternate Versions

ABC added 22 minutes of footage for its 1981 network television premiere. See more »

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An Unworthy "Sequel"
17 August 1999 | by Eric-62-2See all my reviews

If you liked the original "Poseidon Adventure" then you can not find one redeeming feature of this lamebrained "sequel" that represents exploitation for a quick buck at it's worst. Paul Gallico's novel, while not stellar, at least brought back Rogo, Martin and Manny Rosen while this time out the orignal cast and characters is gone completely apart from an obscure reference to the helicopter that picks them up.

I won't bother dissecting the horrible performances by the actors in their uninteresting roles. I would like to gleefully note the absurdities of the entire plot when compared to it's predecessor. As two others have noted, it is impossible to believe that there could be no other rescue ships out to the scene at this point. And did anyone else notice how the ship seems strangely much more intact than it did in the original? Fred Koenekamp's cinematography in the original was dark, grimy, realistic and effective. This time out, this search crew ends up back in a spotless looking kitchen which in the original was devastated by a flash fire and then submerged only moments later! The photography is much too bright, the settings too spotless, and the story just plain stupid. The bigger mystery is why, after being humiliated in "The Swarm" did Michael Cain ever agree to work with Allen again?

Pretend this film never happened and just stick to the original, which is far more intelligent.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Poseidon See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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