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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

PG | | Action, Adventure | 18 May 1979 (USA)
Adventurers return to the overturned ship, seeking a fortune.

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 Patrick Culliton ... Doyle
Dean Raphael Ferrandini ... Castorp (as Dean Ferrandini)
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Storyline

After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling 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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Before her fate is sealed by the deep, the superliner Poseidon will reveal one last secret. See more »

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Action | Adventure

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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 (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The script underwent constant revisions throughout filming, often with new pages arriving for the relevant scenes on the day they were due to be shot. See more »

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In the original, the helicopter rescuing survivors is a Sikorsky S-55 variant but this helicopter becomes a Sikorsky S-61 variant in the sequel. See more »

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Captain Stefan Svevo: [to Captain Turner] As you must realize... I can't let you go now!
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The UK cinema release was cut to get an "A" rating with edits to blood spurts from gunshot wounds. Later video and DVD releases were upgraded and uncut. See more »

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Sequel of famous film with a sensational although wasted casting
19 March 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This formula disaster movie from Irwin Allen (Towering inferno) concerns about the famous ship , previously winner of numerous Oscars and some former footage is sprinkled into the opening sequence . Later wreckage Poseidon during New year's eve , when a tidal wave overturns it , now Michael Caine is the captain of a crew (Sally Field,Karl Malden) which race each other commanded by Telly Savallas for obtaining reward and loot . After sea tragedy Poseidon centering on survivors from liner passenger and the rescuers of the shipboard .

This mediocre sequel blends action , intrigue , gunshots , disaster spectacle , suspense and emotional byplay with romance included . Our heroes get stuck in the ship before it sinks . The protagonists spend most of their time devising grisly ways for avoid to die like the first part . The picture isn't bad but deeds better and more spectacularly filmed in ¨The Poseidon adventure¨ . The explosion , pyrotechnics , floods are spectacular but the film is just another usual Hollywood product . Succeeds only in wasting various talented actors , an all-star-cast formed by Michael Caine in a similar role Gene Hackman-alike , Jack Warden as a blind passenger , Slim Pickens as a habitual role , Peter Boyle as a zealous father of his daughter Angela Cartwhright enamored by Mark Harmon , besides appears Veronica Hamel , Shirley Knight , Shirley Jones...Lively score musical by Jerry Fielding and colorful cinematography by Joseph Biroc . It's an Irwin Allen's rehash of former disaster movie clichés that even the splendid casting cannot save . The picture is one of the last Allen's flops along with ¨Swarm¨ and ¨When the time ran out¨. Rating : Average but entertaining , it's a fairly watchable disaster movie .


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