The Poseidon Adventure

Film, Action and adventure
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The Big Upturned Ship film, with God and the Rev Gene Hackman leading a motley crew to the top - no, sorry, to the bottom - of the SS Poseidon, capsized by high waves in one of Irwin Allen's sea-tanks. They mount an outsize Christmas tree, clamber through kitchens, wriggle along ventilator shafts, battling all the while with personal crises and water, water, water. It's a terrific piece of junk: the top-notch screenwriters (Stirling Silliphant and Wendell Mayes) never let a cliché slip through the net, and Neame's anaemic direction ensures that every absurdity is treated at face value.

By: GB

Release details

Duration: 117 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ronald Neame
Screenwriter: Stirling Silliphant, Wendell Mayes
Cast: Red Buttons
Carol Lynley
Leslie Nielsen
Gene Hackman
Stella Stevens
Roddy McDowall
Jack Albertson
Shelley Winters
Ernest Borgnine
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