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The Poseidon Adventure (TV Movie 2005) Poster

(2005 TV Movie)

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Many new characters were added to this adaptation, while only retaining a few of the original characters from the novel and film versions. Some characters were simply renamed, and others were dropped altogether.
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C. Thomas Howell's (Dr. Ballard's) father worked as a stuntman on the original film.
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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 Bob 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.
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At the end, the ship sinks after the people escape. This was an idea for the first adaptation, but due to financial problems, it was dropped.
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Two paintings of the infamous ocean liner R.M.S. Titanic can be seen in the film, one in the cruise director Leo's cabin on-board the Poseidon, another in the Dulcet Cruise headquarters in Sydney. Like the Poseidon, she also sank.
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Armand Assante and Sam Elliott were offered roles.
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Director John Putch said he could not bring himself to watch the final product, after much was edited out at the studio's request.
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