Poseidon Adventure, The (1972)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Gene Hackman Rev. Frank Scott
Ernest Borgnine Det. Lt. Mike Rogo
Shelley Winters Belle Rosen
Red Buttons James Martin
Carol Lynley Nonnie Parry
Roddy McDowall Acres
Stella Stevens Linda Rogo
Jack Albertson Manny Rosen
Pamela Sue Martin Susan Shelby
Arthur O'Connell Chaplain John
Eric Shea Robin Shelby
Fred Sadoff Linarcos
Sheila Allen Nurse (as Sheila Mathews)
Jan Arvan Dr. Caravello
Byron Webster Purser
Leslie Nielsen Captain Harrison
David Sharpe Passenger
John Crawford Chief Engineer
Ernest Brognine
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Thriller; Action; Drama
Director Ronald Neame; Irwin Allen
Producer Irwin Allen; Sidney Marshall
Writer Paul Gallico; Wendell Mayes
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 57 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Hands down, this is the best movie (and was one of the first) to come out of the seemingly endless cycle of disaster movies that dominated box offices during the 1970s. It could even be argued that Titanic owes some of its success to the precedent set by this 1972 blockbuster starring Gene Hackman as a priest who leads a small group of survivors to safety from the bowels of a capsized luxury liner. From its stellar cast to its cheesy, Oscar-winning theme song, The Morning After, the movie has all the ingredients of a popular classic, beginning with a New Year's Eve celebration aboard the ill-fated Poseidon and ending as a pop allegory when the Hackman character becomes a Christ-like martyr. Filmed on spectacular sets where everything down is up and the ship's thick hull points in the direction of salvation, this is "a waterlogged Grand Hotel" (in the words of New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael) that is as entertaining as it is unabashedly brainless. The Poseidon Adventure is filled with performances that rise above the limits of the screenplay. It's also the only movie--unless you count her underwater corpse in Night of the Hunter--that lets Shelley Winters strut her stuff as an aquatic heroine. Who could ask for anything more? --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Index 801
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/23/03
Purchase Price $6.00
Store Target
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 007
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
2.35:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 086162104220
Chapters 24
Release Date 2002
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned THX Widescreen