• Film

The Poseidon Adventure


Time Out says

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.

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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