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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Captain Mike Turner
... Celeste Whitman
... Captain Stefan Svevo
... Frank Mazzetti
... Harold Meredith
... Hannah Meredith
... Nurse Gina Rowe
... Wilbur Hubbard
... Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins
... Suzanne Constantine
... Theresa Mazzetti
... Larry Simpson
... Kurt
Patrick Culliton ... Doyle
... 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 story is not yet over. 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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18 May 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Poseidon  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A tiger loose on the ship, and an underwater volcano erupting and destroying the ship in the film's climax, were also in various versions of the script. See more »

Goofs

Only 50 metres (approximately) of the hull of the Poseidon remains above water when boarded by the salvage/medical team because the front of the ship is sinking lower and lower into the water. Yet all the decks inside the ship are horizontal. For the decks to be horizontal, the ship would have to be sitting level in the water. See more »

Quotes

Captain Stefan Svevo: [as the crews are inspecting the upside-down stern] I hope you are a religilous man, Captain. I've taken the liberty of saying a small prayer for us.
Captain Mike Turner: All of us?
Captain Stefan Svevo: Well, it is my feeling that... from this time on, our faiths are necessarily intertwined.
Captain Mike Turner: Good. Then you won't be offended if I remind you of that from time to time.
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Referenced in Behind the Scenes: Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) See more »

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So bad, this is good!!
27 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

I haven't seen a film try to be so serious, yet I mistook it for a comedy. The performances were hilarious, the dialogue was awful, and for the life of me, I don't remember the music, so THAT must have been really bad!! LOL. Another one of those great Irwin Allen films that are filled with hammy actors and bad special effects--but what a fun time to watch!!


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