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The cruise ship Poseidon is on its last voyage from New York to Athens on New Year's Eve when it is capsized by a tidal wave. The ten survivors struggle to escape the water-logged tomb. Oscar-winning special effects, such as Shelley Winters floating in a boiler room. Created an entirely new genre of film making--the big cast disaster flick.

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Available on Running time 117 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Disaster Flicks, Survival, Sail Away, Sea Disasters, Top Grossing Films of 1972, New Year's Eve
Wendell Mayes, Stirling Silliphant
Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, Jack Albertson, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall
Harold E. Stine
Ronald Neame
John Williams
Irwin Allen


Oscars 1972: Song ("The Morning After"), Visual FX; Golden Globes 1973: Support. Actress (Winters).

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The Poseidon Adventure
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This movie was made in 1972 and if suspense is what you want, this movie certainly fulfills that. The SS Poseidon was on it's final mission from New York City to Athens for retirement. The passengers on this great ocean liner were all excited because it is New Years Eve and just as the clock turns to midnight then disaster strikes as a huge tidal wave flips the ocean liner upside down. Many of the guests drowned and about a dozen were left trying to figure out how to get to the bottom of the ship, which was really the top. There are explosions and fires everywhere and many people are trapped. Only six survivors make it to the hull and are rescued, however, they had a lot of jumping and swimming through the dismantled ship to reach safety. This movie has a popular cast of actors including Gene Hackman, Shelly Winters and Roddy McDowall. This is an excellent movie that will make you feel that you are right there in the SS Poseidon rooting for everyone's safety.