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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

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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The greatest adventure story ever filmed... is not yet over. See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Michael Caine, Karl Malden, Shirley Jones and Sally Field; and three Oscar nominees: Jack Warden, Shirley Knight and Telly Savalas. See more »

Goofs

The party has to avoid some hanging electrical wires outside the purser's office, and use a broken railing to hold the wires them to one side so they can pass. However, the person holding the wires back touches them anyway without being shocked. See more »

Quotes

[an explosion causes the safe in the Purser's office to fall through the floor and open]
Captain Mike Turner: [looking at the gold coins and cash] Well what do you know?
Celeste Whitman: Well that's one way to crack a safe.
[Celeste starts climb down into the room below]
Captain Mike Turner: Where do you think you're going?
Celeste Whitman: Let's not wait around for the cash arrive.
[Mike and Wilbur climd down into the room below with Celeste and look at the contents of the safe]
Captain Mike Turner: [picks up a gold coin] 1796.
Wilbur Hubbard: How much do you think they're worth?
Captain Mike Turner: 100 times its weight in gold.
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Beyond Poseiden
19 December 2006 | by drgoochmobileSee all my reviews

Wow. I must be the only person who loves this movie. Maybe it is the context. I saw both the original Poseiden Adventure and Beyond Poseiden when I was a kid in the 70s. They were on TV so I was maybe 7...9? Anyway, perhaps the people who do not like Beyond Poseiden took the first movie too seriously. Illogical plot? Well.... Inconsistent with the first movie? Well why do a preacher and a retired cop know more about there being no more survivors than the salvage guy who comes by a few hours later? I just figured the conclusions the first gang came up to were just wrong.

Meanwhile Beyond Poseiden has just as many, if not more stars, shows us more cool areas of the ship, and is more adventurous!


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