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The Poseidon Adventure (2005)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Action, Drama | TV Movie 20 November 2005
A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.

Director:

John Putch

Writers:

Paul Gallico (novel), Bryce Zabel (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Baldwin ... Mike Rogo
Rutger Hauer ... Bishop August Schmidt
Steve Guttenberg ... Richard Clarke
Bryan Brown ... Jeffrey Eric Anderson
C. Thomas Howell ... Doctor Ballard
Peter Weller ... Captain Paul Gallico
Alex Kingston ... Suzanne Harrison
Alexa Hamilton ... Rachel Clarke
Clive Mantle ... James Martin
Sylvia Syms ... Belle Rosen
Amber Sainsbury ... Shelby Clarke
Rory Copus ... Dylan Clarke
Geoff Pierson ... Admiral Jennings
Peter Dobson ... Agent Percy
Nathalie Boltt ... Shoshanna (as Nathalie Bollt)
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Storyline

A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.

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THE GREATEST DANGER IS ALREADY ON BOARD


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Poseidon Adventure See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Some characters and rooms were renamed to pay homage; the ship's Captain was named Captain Gallico for Writer Paul Gallico, on whose novel the story is based; the ship's doctor was named Dr. Ballard for Robert Ballard, leader of the 1985 expedition that discovered the remains of the R.M.S. Titanic; the ship's lounge was named Jak's Lounge for Jak Castro, President of The Poseidon Adventure Fan Club. See more »

Goofs

There are so many nautical mistakes in this film that it would take hours for me to list them all. For one, there are no navigation lights (masthead, port and starboard) visible during the shot of the ship sailing at night. Also, the ship's officers and naval crew do not use the proper radio vocabulary when using the communication devices (for example, the word "repeat" is not used. The proper words are "Say Again"). I could go on and on. Did they even have any seafaring advisers for this film? See more »

Quotes

Suzanne Harrison: How do you celebrate saving nine people when thousands have died?
Admiral Jennings: It's a miracle that anyone made it.
Suzanne Harrison: Hard to see any of this as a miracle. A bloody mess is what it is!
[turns around and leaves]
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Oh my
6 December 2009 | by jonj-8See all my reviews

How can I begin? It should have been called The Love Boat VII. There is nothing even interesting about this movie. Would anyone involved win this movie use it on their CV? It was one of four movies on a $5 DVD in the delete bin at Walmart. This movie cost $1.25 and at that was overpriced. I noticed that the Australian version of this thing was considerably shorter than the general release version and had we not fast forwarded through every piece of "significant" dialogue I would have kicked myself for not searching out the Aussie release.

I am somewhat grateful however knowing that should I decide to finish my story about the workday of a toll-booth collector, there are producers out there waiting. Rutger Hauer and Steve Gutenberg are already cast.

A chimpanzee could write a better screenplay by sticking a crayon where the sun don't shine and squatting over a copy of the National Enquirer.


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