A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive.Written by
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In the opening storm sequence, the point of view forward over the bow from the bridge shows the horizon canting off-level as the ship rolls, which would not have happened in reality. The horizon would remain level. The error occurred during filming with the miniature ship, when the camera was canted left and right above the model to accentuate the rolls of the ship in the storm, when it should have been attached to the model itself. This would have shown the correct perspective of the ship rolling in the storm, with no movement of the horizon ahead. The film's director acknowledged the goof in a chapter about the film in his autobiography. See more »
A disaster film that keeps you on the edge of your seat
I have seen many disaster films in my day but The Poseidon Adventure is truly a film that will leave you on the edge of your seat because each moment after the being hit by a tidal wave is unpredictable. The survivors have to find a way out of the ship and a preacher (Gene Hackman) has to lead them out that becomes dangerous and often scary situations they face. Each cast member played their parts with emotion that becomes dramatic at times. All in all I thought this was better then the Titanic. I know they did a remake of this film in 2005 but as I always say, stick with the classic.
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