The Poseidon Adventure

1972

Ronald Neame
Director
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Production Company

A luxurious ocean liner is capsized when it is struck by a tidal wave on New Years' Eve. With everything upside down and time running out before she sinks completely, a handful of desperate passengers are led by an unorthodox preacher to the safety of the top (bottom) of the boat.

An all-star cast with a scene-stealing Shelley Winters and a loveable Roddy McDowall blend in well with the hot-tempered Ernest Borgnine as he battles Gene Hackman for leadership. The film looks a bit dated now, but will always be remembered for being the one that began the 70s genre of disaster flicks. ~ The Lord

So the special effects aren't so special anymore but Irwin Allen's sinking ship disaster movie, a kind of wish fulfillment version of the Titanic disaster, is still the superior item. Ridiculous and terribly entertaining at the same time, with a damp fine cast. ~ The Sloth

A sequel, Beyond The Poseidon Adventure followed seven years later.
See also Poseidon, a 2006 remake.

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12th December 1972
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Gene Hackman
Reverend Scott
Ernest Borgnine
Mike Rogo
Red Buttons
James Martin
Carol Lynley
Nonnie Parry
Roddy McDowall
Acres
Stella Stevens
Linda Rogo
Shelley Winters
Belle Rosen
Jack Albertson
Manny Rosen
Pamela Sue Martin
Susan Shelby
Arthur O'Connell
Chaplain
Eric Shea
Robin
Fred Sadoff
Linarcos
Sheila Allen
Nurse
Jan Arvan
Doctor Caravello
Byron Webster
Purser
John Crawford
Chief Engineer
Bob Hastings
M. C.
Erik L. Nelson
Mr. Tinkham
Leslie Nielsen
Captain Harrison
Phil Adams
Cable Steward
Craig Barley
Passenger
Todd Bartlett
Passenger
Charles Bateman
First Officer Larsen
Jack Berle
Passenger
Robert Buckingham
Passenger
Eldon Burke
Passenger
Dusty Cadis
Passenger at Sermon
Bill Catching
Passenger
Craig Chudy
Helmsman
Jack Clinton
Passenger
Ronn Cragg
Radarman
Jimmy Cross
Dining Room Steward
Fred Dale
Passenger
Paula Dell
Sliding Female Passenger in Red Dress
Ray Didsbury
Passenger
Connie Ducharme
Passenger
Pete Dunn
Passenger
Dick Durock
Passenger
Dotty Ertel
Blonde Female Passenger at Sermon
Len Felber
Passenger
Ruth Foster
Passenger
Bill French
Dead Kitchen Worker
Jim Galante
Assistant Engineer
Bob Golden
Wiper
Valerie Hall
Passenger
Bob Harks
Passenger
Orwin C. Harvey
Falling Man
Francine Henderson
Woman at Sermon
George Holmes
Passenger
Larry Holt
Falling Man
Shep Houghton
Passenger
Chris Howell
Passenger
Kathryn Janssen
Passenger
Lorraine Keeling
Passenger
Jack Krupnick
Passenger
Bob Liddle
Passenger
Marco López
Passenger
Maurice Marsac
French Naval Officer
John Hugh McKnight
Passenger
Monty O'Grady
Passenger at Sermon
Michael Omartian
Keyboard Player in Band
Ernie F. Orsatti
Terry - Susan's Date
Victor Paul
Kyrenos
Stuart Perry
Teddy Parry
Allen Pinson
Passenger
Bobby Porter
Dark-Haired Boy at Reverend Scott's Sermon
Tony Regan
Passenger
Frieda Rentie
Passenger
Leoda Richards
Passenger
Lance Rimmer
Passenger
Elizabeth Rogers
Woman Next to Mr. Tinkham
George Sawaya
Bos'n Mate
David Sharpe
Passenger
George F. Simmons
Waiter
Tucker Smith
Passenger
Marilyn Stader
Falling Passenger
Paul Stader
Martin - Wireless Operator
Tom Steele
Passenger Who Helps Catch Susan
Ron Stein
Passenger
Norman Stevans
Man in Group Following Doctor
Sheila Surkes Scotti
Passenger
Mark Tulin
Bass Guitarist as Ship Sinks
Waddy Wachtel
Crump - Guitarist #1
Tim Wallace
Passenger
Lori Williams
Passenger
Roseann Williams
Passenger
Judith Woodbury
Passenger
Gary Wright
Day Helmsman

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