The Poseidon Adventure1972
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Critic Consensus: The Poseidon Adventure exemplifies the disaster film done right, going down smoothly with ratcheting tension and a terrific ensemble to give the peril a distressingly human dimension.
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as Frank Scott
as Belle Rosen
as Manny Rosen
as James Martin
as Nonnie Parry
as Linda Rogo
as Ship's Captain
as Susan Shelby
as Ship's Chaplain
as Robin Shelby
as Ship's Nurse
as Dr. Caravello
as Chief Engineer
as Master of Ceremonies
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Critic Reviews for The Poseidon Adventure
The Poseidon Adventure is the kind of movie you know is going to be awful, and yet somehow you gotta see it, right?
Classic of disaster movie genre with memorable cast.
"timo filme-catástrofe que, além do habitual elenco estelar e da excepcional direção de arte, conta com tensas seqüências de ação.
The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first disaster flicks and it arguably remains the best.
Audience Reviews for The Poseidon Adventure
It is irritating that nearly every female character is shown as weak or hysterical, but this is an entertaining disaster movie that can be quite tense sometimes and has a superb production design, nice action scenes and a great cast made up of mostly Oscar-winning actors.
While the "disaster flick" moniker certainly applies, here is actually a pretty good adventure tale of escape as a old luxury liner capsizes, forcing an intrepid few to attempt their own rescue through the ravaged remains of the topsy turvy steel boat. A guilty pleasure!
Incredible, i saw this movie at a screening in Chicago, where three of the actors from the movie were there, Stella Stevens, Ernest borgenine, and someone else but i dont remember her name. I wasn't expecting much from this movie but i was blown away by how spectacular it was. It was very realistic, the drama was so human, that it was spectacular. The actors all played fantastic roles, and the movie really had guts to kill off 5 main characters. Plus when one of them dies, the husband of said dead person (played by grandpa joe from willy wonka) said her name and weeped over her body i burst into tears, and i did that several times in this movie. And i liked it better than titanic for two reasons, one it has more main characters that you like so much that you don't want them to die, and two i personally think that it was better because of how it got straight to the punch, and not have to wait for 2 hours just waiting for the iceberg to hit, because like 20 minutes in it just smacks you with the ship turning over by an unexpected tidal wave after an earthquake. It shows how these 13 people (about 100 didnt go with) have to struggle with each other in order to get out of the ship and find safety, and you latch on to each of the characters as the movie progresses.
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