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Poseidon (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 12 May 2006 (USA)
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On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dylan Johns
... Robert Ramsey
... Maggie James
... Richard Nelson
... Jennifer Ramsey
... Elena Morales
... Christian
... Lucky Larry
... Marco Valentin
... Conor James
... Gloria (as Stacy Ferguson)
... Captain Bradford
... Chief Officer Reynolds
... Emily
... 1st Officer Chapman
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It is New Year's Eve, and over 2,000 passengers & crew are ringing in the New Year aboard the huge cruise ship 'Poseidon' when it capsizes on the open sea in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean! A small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. Preferring to test the odds alone, career gambler Dylan Johns ignores captain's orders to wait below for possible rescue and sets out to find his own way to safety. What begins as a solo mission soon draws others, as Dylan is followed by a desperate father searching for his daughter and her fiancée--a young couple who hours before couldn't summon the courage to tell him they were engaged and now face much graver challenges. Along the way they are joined by a single mother and her wise-beyond-his-years son, an anxious stowaway and a despondent fellow passenger who boarded the ship not sure he wanted to live but now knows he doesn't want to die. Determined to fight their way to the surface, the group sets ... Written by Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91yahoo.com)

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Rated PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of disaster and peril | See all certifications »

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12 May 2006 (USA)  »

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Poseidon: The IMAX Experience  »

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Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,155,410, 14 May 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,674,817, 10 August 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,674,817, 27 August 2006
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The R.M.S. Queen Mary 2 was the design inspiration for the Poseidon, this ship's predecessor R.M.S Queen Mary played the part of Poseidon in the original Poseidon Adventure (1972). See more »

Goofs

While in the ventilation shaft, Robert asks the group below for a ring or a coin, something so that Connor can get the screws loosened. Jennifer states she can't get her hand in her pocket, she already showed her father her ring, and put it on her finger earlier before crossing the grand lobby across the fire hose, her ring was on her finger, not in her pocket. See more »

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[first lines]
Christian: When?
Jennifer Ramsey: Mmm. Today.
Christian: Yeah. When today?
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Written and Performed by Federico Aubele
Courtesy of ESL Music
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It is like 'Titanic' meets 'The Towering Inferno'
10 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

In 'Poseidon' Josh Lucas plays Dylan Johns, a professional gambler. When a freak 'rogue wave' incident causes the Poseidon cruise ship to capsize, Dylan has gamble for his life. Deciding not to listen to the captain (Andre Braugher), Dylan tries leads a group of passengers (Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum, etc.) to safety.

This is a modern remake of the 1972 'The Poseidon Adventure'. I do not remember the original, but I think this one live up to its name. It is like 'Titanic' meets 'The Towering Inferno'. There is a lot of intense action that keeps one on the edge of their seat.

There is not much drama and I do not think it will add too much to the original story. I also noticed that the movie is just over an hour and a half, it is not very long. However, I think audiences will enjoy the intensity of this film.


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