The Poseidon Adventure

Film, Action and 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.

By: GB


Release details

117 mins

Cast and crew

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