Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Irwin Allen (1979)

109min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

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.

Cast & Crew

Captain Mike Turner Michael Caine
Celeste Whitman Sally Field
Stefan Svevo Telly Savalas
Frank Mazzetti Peter Boyle
Harold Meredith Jack Warden
Hannah Meredith Shirley Knight
Gina Rowe Shirley Jones
Wilbur Hubbard Karl Malden
Suzanne Constantine Veronica Hamel
Tex Slim Pickens
Larry Simpson Mark Harmon
Theresa Mazzetti Angela Cartwright
Kurt Paul Picerni
Doyle Patrick Culliton
Castorp Dean Ferrandini
Director Irwin Allen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: Violence and swearing, edited for flashing images.Available on: video
Drama