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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

  • Drama
  • 1979
  • Irwin Allen
  • 109 mins
  • A

Summary

Disaster movie starring Michael Caine, Sally Field and Telly Savalas. Two salvage crews race against time, and each other, to retrieve the valuable cargo from a stricken luxury liner.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

It's ironic that this sequel to the blockbuster that initiated the disaster movie cycle should effectively finish off the genre and the career of its king, Irwin Allen. Michael Caine (possibly at one of the lowest ebbs in his career), Sally Field and Karl Malden play the members of a salvage team who come to the rescue of the overturned Poseidon passenger liner and find themselves fighting off villainous Telly Savalas, who is after the ship's valuable secret cargo. Peter Boyle, Shirley Knight, Veronica Hamel and Mark Harmon are among the supporting players who probably wished they hadn't survived the sinking, and even the effects aren't up to much.

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Credits

Cast

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Captain Mike TurnerMichael Caine
Celeste WhitmanSally Field
Stefan SvevoTelly Savalas
Frank MazzettiPeter Boyle
Harold MeredithJack Warden
Hannah MeredithShirley Knight
Gina RoweShirley Jones
Wilbur HubbardKarl Malden
Suzanne ConstantineVeronica Hamel
TexSlim Pickens
Larry SimpsonMark Harmon
Theresa MazzettiAngela Cartwright
KurtPaul Picerni
DoylePatrick Culliton
CastorpDean Ferrandini

Crew

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DirectorIrwin Allen

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Guidance
Violence and swearing, edited for flashing images.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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