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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

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

Summary

The crew of a small cargo boat boards a capsized passenger liner and discovers a salvage team has already arrived on the scene. The two parties initially pool their resources to search for survivors and loot the vessel - but the salvagers are not who they appear to be. Disaster movie sequel, starring Michael Caine, Telly Savalas, Sally Field and Karl Malden.

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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
Language
English
Guidance
Violence and swearing, edited for flashing images.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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