Beyond the Poseidon Adventure


2h 2m 1979
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Brief Synopsis

Rival salvage parties enter an upside down ocean liner in search of treasure.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Adventure
Disaster
Sequel
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

After the survivors have been rescued from the capsized Poseidon, a team of rescue workers come to the ship to salvage what remains. During their exploration of the vessel, they themselves become trapped in the hull, and while trying to escape, discover some survivors from the original disaster who had not been found. The two groups of survivors join forces to return to safety on the surface.

Crew

Dick Alexander

Sound

Irwin Allen

Producer

Preston Ames

Production Designer

Jack Baur

Casting

Joseph Biroc

Director Of Photography

Janet Brady

Stunts

Bob Bralver

Stunts

Bill Brame

Editor

Ayn Cavellini

Stunts

Joe Cirillo

Stunts

Norman A Cook

Production Manager

Chuck Crafts

Makeup

Tom Cranham

Production

Vince Deadrick

Stunts

Justin Derosa

Stunts

Gene Eliot

Sound Editor

Tom Ellingwood

Makeup

Tony Epper

Stunts

Pamela Estrom

Stunts

Jerry Fielding

Music

Marneen Fields

Stunts

Gene Fioramonti

Other

Harold Fuhrman

Set Designer

Al Gail

Associate Producer

Debra Gail

Assistant Editor

Paul Gallico

Source Material (From Novel)

Nelson Gidding

Screenplay

Alan Greedy

Script Supervisor

Darby Hoppin

Hair

Howard Jensen

Special Effects

Hubie Kerns Jr.

Stunts

Sheree Kerns

Stunts

Kay Kimler

Stunts

Marvin I Kosberg

Sound Editor

Herman Lewis

Sound

Tony Lloyd

Makeup

Andrew Macdonald

Sound

Steven Marlo

Dialogue Coach

Lola Mcnalley

Hair

John Monte

Photography

Sam Moore

Props

Joseph Musso

Production

Lindsley Parsons

Assistant Director

Ken Peach

Camera Operator

Pete Peterson

Stunts

Pete Peterson

Other

Vern Poore

Sound

Allan R Potter

Sound Editor

Stuart A. Reiss

Set Decorator

Michael N Salamunovich

Assistant Director

Edwin Scheid

Sound Editor

Don Schoenfeld

Makeup

Fred Shaw

Stunts

Don Sheldon

Hair

Fred Smith

Camera Operator

Jimmy Stader

Stunts

Paul Stader

Stunts

Paul Stader

Stunt Coordinator

Peter Stader

Stunts

Josef Von Stroheim

Sound Editor

George E. Swink

Post-Production Supervisor

Gary Taraman

Stunts

Barry Taylor

Assistant Editor

Harold Wellman

Photography

George Wilbur

Stunts

Henry Wills

Stunts

Rick Wilson

Stunts

Paul Zastupnevich

Costume Designer

Fred Zendar

Stunts

Photo Collections

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure - Movie Poster
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure - Movie Poster

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Adventure
Disaster
Sequel
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Articles

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure


Seven years after creating the disaster genre with The Poseidon Adventure, producer Irwin Allen returned to his biggest hit, this time assuming directing reins as well. Allen originally had planned a sequel in which the survivors of the original film were trapped in a collapsed railroad tunnel. That premise would resurface in 1996 as the Sylvester Stallone vehicle Daylight. Instead, Allen turned to Paul Gallico's novel for the planned sequel. The film follows rival salvage crews that infiltrate the still afloat Poseidon in search of its hidden treasures. Allen assembled an all-star cast including Oscar winners Karl Malden and Shirley Jones, along with future Oscar winners Michael Caine and Sally Fields, and Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden, Shirley Knight, Slim Pickens, Mark Harmon and Veronica Hamel. He even found a place for his Lost in Space star, Angela Cartwright, in her last major film role (she did have a cameo in the 1998 big-screen version of Lost in Space). Ads promised "More danger. More survivors. More secrets. Just go beyond." Unfortunately, audiences and critics weren't eager to sign up for a return trip. Despite its accomplished cast, a glossy look (courtesy of cinematographer Joseph F. Biroc), a Jerry Fielding score and some decent shock scenes, the film was a box-office disaster and holds a 0 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It is the only one of Allen's disaster films not to score any Oscar; nominations.

By Frank Miller
Beyond The Poseidon Adventure

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Seven years after creating the disaster genre with The Poseidon Adventure, producer Irwin Allen returned to his biggest hit, this time assuming directing reins as well. Allen originally had planned a sequel in which the survivors of the original film were trapped in a collapsed railroad tunnel. That premise would resurface in 1996 as the Sylvester Stallone vehicle Daylight. Instead, Allen turned to Paul Gallico's novel for the planned sequel. The film follows rival salvage crews that infiltrate the still afloat Poseidon in search of its hidden treasures. Allen assembled an all-star cast including Oscar winners Karl Malden and Shirley Jones, along with future Oscar winners Michael Caine and Sally Fields, and Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden, Shirley Knight, Slim Pickens, Mark Harmon and Veronica Hamel. He even found a place for his Lost in Space star, Angela Cartwright, in her last major film role (she did have a cameo in the 1998 big-screen version of Lost in Space). Ads promised "More danger. More survivors. More secrets. Just go beyond." Unfortunately, audiences and critics weren't eager to sign up for a return trip. Despite its accomplished cast, a glossy look (courtesy of cinematographer Joseph F. Biroc), a Jerry Fielding score and some decent shock scenes, the film was a box-office disaster and holds a 0 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It is the only one of Allen's disaster films not to score any Oscar; nominations. By Frank Miller

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Trivia

The movie was filmed based on the ending of the movie Poseidon Adventure, The (1972) when the ship still remains afloat. The original script called for the ship to sink after the survivors take off in a helicopter, but when it did not turn out right, it was therefore decided to keep the ship afloat.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States May 1979

Released in United States Spring May 1, 1979

Released in United States May 1979

Released in United States Spring May 1, 1979

Formerly distributed by CBS/Fox Video.