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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.

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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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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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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film reunites Rutger Hauer with C. Thomas Howell nearly 20 years after they appeared together in the 1986 cult classic The Hitcher (1986). In that film, Howell - only 18 years old at the time - portrays a hapless young man who is relentlessly pursued across the barren Texas desert by a psychopathic hitchhiker (played by Hauer). In this film, they are allies rather than adversaries. Additionally, this film also reunites Howell with Adam Baldwin, who appeared alongside him in Treacherous (1993) (1993). See more »

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The hole that is blown in the ship could not have turned the whole ship over. It would only have sunk the way Titanic had done, only by the stern instead of the bow. 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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This Movie Will Turn Your Frown Rightside-Up
25 February 2006 | by camp_hazzardSee all my reviews

By accident, we rented this instead of the original. I couldn't imagine this movie being any worse. Several scenes and characters have been added, which have no real value. There's the guy from police academy in some awful "divorce" angle. A fake ex-American idol contestant sings a whole song for no reason. There's a kids who's not just annoying, but is making humorous handi-cam films with the help of the zany crew. And oh yeah, there's a terror attack, because the dead horse is only half-beaten by TV standards, I guess. There's also a creepy old crewman who's trying to get with some teenager, and the priest in this film is a far weaker character/actor.

Add in some of the most un-inspired editing, music, and dialogue imaginable and that sums up the worst of this movie. I'd rather draw a picture of boat upside-down and stare at it for two hours rather than repeat watching 10 min. of this film.


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