Poseidon


1h 40m 2006

Brief Synopsis

It's New Year's Eve and festivities have begun aboard the luxury cruise Poseidon, at sea in the North Atlantic--that is until the First Officer senses that something is wrong. Scanning the horizon, he sees a rogue wave; a monstrous wall of water over one hundred feet high, bearing down on them with tremendous speed. He tries to steer the ship away from maximum impact but it's too late. The wave strikes with colossal force, pitching the ship heavily to port before rolling it completely upside down. One man, professional gambler Dylan Johns, prefers to test the odds alone. Ignoring orders, he prepares to exit the Ballroom and find his own way to safety, but is collared by eight-year-old Conor, who asks that Dylan take him and his mother Maggie along. Fast behind them is Robert Ramsey, anxious to search for his daughter Jennifer and her fiance Christian. Wary of alliances, Dylan reluctantly leads the small band of survivors upward through the bowels of the ship. Those who choose to join them rather than wait below include a shy stowaway, a suicidal man who re-discovers his will to live and a young waiter with knowledge of the ship's layout. Determined to fight their way to the surface, they must forge a path together through layers of wreckage as the ship continues to sink. Bonds form quickly in this journey of vertical climbs, dead ends and sheer drops. And trust proves vital.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

It's New Year's Eve and festivities have begun aboard the luxury cruise Poseidon, at sea in the North Atlantic--that is until the First Officer senses that something is wrong. Scanning the horizon, he sees a rogue wave; a monstrous wall of water over one hundred feet high, bearing down on them with tremendous speed. He tries to steer the ship away from maximum impact but it's too late. The wave strikes with colossal force, pitching the ship heavily to port before rolling it completely upside down. One man, professional gambler Dylan Johns, prefers to test the odds alone. Ignoring orders, he prepares to exit the Ballroom and find his own way to safety, but is collared by eight-year-old Conor, who asks that Dylan take him and his mother Maggie along. Fast behind them is Robert Ramsey, anxious to search for his daughter Jennifer and her fiance Christian. Wary of alliances, Dylan reluctantly leads the small band of survivors upward through the bowels of the ship. Those who choose to join them rather than wait below include a shy stowaway, a suicidal man who re-discovers his will to live and a young waiter with knowledge of the ship's layout. Determined to fight their way to the surface, they must forge a path together through layers of wreckage as the ship continues to sink. Bonds form quickly in this journey of vertical climbs, dead ends and sheer drops. And trust proves vital.

Crew

H. Barclay Aaris

Special Effects Technician

Gary Abrahamian

Visual Effects

Ismail Acar

Digital Effects Artist

William Adams

Song

Justin Akers

Production

Laura Albert

Stunts

Gregory P Alcus

On-Set Dresser

Alexandra Altrocchi

Visual Effects

David Amborn

Special Effects Foreman

Bill Anderson

Software Engineer

Heather Anderson

Set Production Assistant

Mike Anderson

Key Grip

Audie Aragon

Dolly Grip

Dori Arazi

Visual Effects

Joakim Arnesson

Cg Supervisor

Oliver Arnold

Visual Effects

Emily Arnow

Assistant

Todd Arnow

Coproducer

Todd Arnow

Unit Production Manager

Deb Asch

Visual Effects

Matt Ashton

Visual Effects

Chad Atkinson

Special Effects Technician

Paul Attanasio

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Paul Attanasio

Other

Jonathan Attenborough

Cgi Artist

Federico Aubele

Song

Federico Aubele

Song Performer

Johnta Austin

Song

Brian Edward Avery

Stunts

Mikey Avery

Stunts

Rick Avery

Stunt Coordinator

Sergio Ayrosa

Digital Effects Artist

Klaus Badelt

Music Producer

Klaus Badelt

Original Music

Matt Baker

Stunts

Richard W. Baker

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Balog

Software Engineer

Lena Baran

Stunts

Mark Barber

Digital Effects Artist

Claudette Barius

Photography

Kevin Barnhill

Digital Effects Artist

David Basalla

Cgi Artist

Michael Bauer

Music Editor

Shyal Beardsley

Software Engineer

Robin Beauchesne

Makeup Artist

Derek Lee Bell

Adr Editor

Kevin Bell

Visual Effects

Robert Bell

Special Effects Technician

Zoë Bell

Stunts

Larry Bellantoni

Foreman

Tim Belsher

Digital Effects Artist

Jeffrey Benedict

Digital Effects Artist

Colin Benoit

Digital Effects Artist

Howard Berger

Special Effects Supervisor

Patrick Bergeron

Digital Effects Artist

Eric Bermender

Software Engineer

Dick Bernstein

Music Editor

John Betz

Technical Advisor

Giovanni Bianchini

On-Set Dresser

Charles Bible

Foreman

Jeff Bilger

Assistant Director

Chino Binamo

Stunts

Nic Birmingham

Cgi Artist

Duncan Blackman

Digital Effects Artist

Kurt J Blackwell

Assistant

Horacio Blanco

Special Effects Technician

Mary J. Blige

Song Performer

Mary J. Blige

Song

Printz Board

Song

Aron Bonar

Digital Effects Artist

Scott Bonnenfant

Digital Effects Artist

Ryan Bonner

Set Production Assistant

Susan J. Bonno-buckner

Accounting Assistant

Jayni Borgaro

Visual Effects

Kristen Borges

Visual Effects

Pablo Borges

Costumer

Matthew Bouchard

Digital Effects Artist

Susan Bourg

Craft Service

Brigitte Bourque

Visual Effects

Erin Boyd

On-Set Dresser

William M Boyd

Foreman

Max Boyer

Assistant

Tony Bracken

Production

Charlie Bradbury

Visual Effects Producer

Cynthia N Braga

Special Effects Technician

Steve Braggs

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Brannan

Modelmaker

Sam Breach

Digital Effects Artist

Brian Breithaupt

Camera

Patrick Brennan

Compositing Supervisor

Chris Briggs

Coproducer

Daniel Brock

Sound

Christopher S Brooks

Music Producer

Judith Brown

Tutor

Logan Brown

Stunts

Matt Brumit

Digital Effects Artist

Branch Marie Brunson

Rigging Electrician

Tommy Burnette

Software Engineer

Kevin Burns

Executive Producer

Chris L Burton

Special Effects Technician

Christopher Bustard

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Thomas John Cabela

Assistant

Elizabeth Camp

Set Production Assistant

David E Campbell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Keith Campbell

Stunts

Danny Cangemi

Special Effects Coordinator

Nick Cannon

Software Engineer

Dea Cantu

Script Supervisor

Stacey Carino

Stunts

Dan Carol

Special Effects Technician

Thomas Carrick

Digital Effects Artist

Brett Carroll

Assistant Editor

Aaron Carter

On-Set Dresser

John Casino

Stunts

John Cassella Jr.

Visual Effects

Lanny Cermak

Digital Effects Artist

Nicole Chavez

Costumer

Fernando Chien

Stunts

Dave Child

Cgi Artist

Pamela J. Choy

Modelmaker

Evangelos Christopoulos

Cgi Artist

Jeff Chumas

Stunts

James Churchman

Stunts

Rhys Claringbull

Modelmaker

Richard Clot

Modelmaker

Isabel Cody

Modelmaker

Harry Cohen

Sound Effects

Ben Cole

Software Engineer

Robert M Cole

Props

Zachary Cole

Digital Effects Artist

Doug Coleman

Unit Director

Doug Coleman

Stunt Coordinator

Eliza Coleman

Stunts

Brian Connor

Digital Effects Artist

Pat Conran

Digital Effects

Curt Corbitt

Property Master

Geovanny Corvera

Stunts

Bryan-michael Cox

Song

Daniel Cox

Visual Effects

Catherine Craig

Digital Effects Artist

Sophia Crawford

Stunts

Doug Creel

Cgi Artist

Nick Crew

Visual Effects

Brandon Criswell

Visual Effects

Maureen Crowe

Music Supervisor

Neil Culley

Digital Effects Artist

Rodolfo Damaggio

Illustrator

Alice I Daniels

Costumer

Max Daniels

Stunts

Haslina Dasley

Cgi Artist

Darrell Craig Davis

Stunts

Wolfram De Marco

Music Arranger

Lindy De Quattro

Cg Supervisor

Adrian De Wet

Compositing Supervisor

Mike Deak

Special Effects Supervisor

Gary Deaton

Construction Coordinator

Berny Demolski

Modelmaker

Darrin Denlinger

Storyboard Artist

Jan Dennehy

Production Accountant

Sean Dennehy

Assistant

Daphne Dentz

Visual Effects Producer

Kim Derry

Special Effects Technician

Ciaran Devine

Cg Supervisor

Alex Diaz

Special Effects Technician

Megan L Diaz

Assistant

Andrew Dickinson

Digital Effects Artist

David Dietch

Costumer

Gavin Digby

Digital Effects Artist

Mark Dinicola

Colorist

Gus Dizon

Digital Effects Artist

Daren R. Dochterman

Illustrator

Malcolm Doran

Best Boy

Danny Downey

Stunts

Lisa A Doyle

Key Costumer

Gilbert Draper

Props

Susan Dukow

Production Coordinator

David R Dunn

On-Set Dresser

James Durante

Assistant Editor

Robert Durnin

Cgi Artist

Rich E. Cordobes

Special Effects Technician

Rhonda Earick

Tailor

Janet Earl

Visual Effects

Timothy M Earls

Set Designer

Ken Ebert

Special Effects Technician

Sam Edwards

Digital Effects Artist

Gregg Elam

Stunts

Kofi W. Elam

Stunts

Yasmine Elghamrawy

Digital Effects Artist

Robert Elhai

Original Music

Janeen Elliott

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Elson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael Endler

Assistant Camera

Jeannie Epper

Stunts

Peter Epstein

Stunts

Kendall Errair

Costumer

Raul Essig

Digital Effects Artist

Gloria Estefan

Song

James Etherington

Digital Effects Artist

Katharine Evans

Visual Effects

Ron Fair

Song

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Award Nominations

Best Visual Effects

2006

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States on Video August 22, 2006

Released in United States Spring May 12, 2006

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival April 25-May 7, 2006.

Based on the novel "The Poseidon Adventure" written by Paul Gallico; published by Putnam Pub Group June, 1969.

Remake of "Poseidon Adventure" (USA/1972) directed by Ronald Neame and starring Gene Hackman, Roddy McDowall and Shelley Winters.

Formerly distributed by CBS/Fox Video.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival April 25-May 7, 2006.)

Released in United States Spring May 12, 2006

Released in United States on Video August 22, 2006