icon Film Profile: The Poseidon Adventure - (1972)
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7.6/10 Stars
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3.5/10 Stars
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"Who will survive-in one of the greatest escape adventures ever!"

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  • Director: Ronald Neame
  • Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense,
  • Studio: Kent Productions
  • Subtitled | Widescreen | Duration: 130 Mins

Overview:
In this memorable calamity-at-sea epic from disaster-movie specialist Irwin Allen, an ocean liner turns turtle under a tidal wave and survivors fight their way to the ship's underside in an attempt to find an exit. The religious aspects of Paul Gallico's source novel get buried under a barrage of set pieces as director Ronald Neame cranks up the suspense and minister Gene Hackman leads a group of uptight passengers to what they hope will be their salvation. There are wonderfully poignant performances by Ernest Borgnine, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters and Red Buttons, but it's always Hackman's movie - not even the remarkable effects can upstage him.
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Cast List:
Reverend Frank Scott : Gene Hackman
Mike Rogo : Ernest Borgnine
James Martin : Red Buttons
Nonnie Parry : Carol Lynley
Acres : Roddy McDowall
Linda Rogo : Stella Stevens
Belle Rosen : Shelley Winters
Manny Rosen : Jack Albertson
Ship's captain : Leslie Nielsen
Susan Shelby : Pamela Sue Martin
Ship's chaplain : Arthur O'Connell
Robin Shelby : Eric Shea
Linarcos : Fred Sadoff

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