A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A ragtag group of survivors, spearheaded by a Priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive.Written by
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When the water starts flooding the dining room, it sprays onto the light fixtures causing them to go off. Seconds later, it is spraying onto them again. See more »
Reverend Frank Scott:
Through the kitchens and go deeper and deeper in the ship till we reach the hull. That way!
And you just kick out the botton and we swim ashore, huh?
Or maybe you could yell 'This is the police' and it'll open right up!
Don't be a smartass!
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The song "The Morning After" is credited on screen as "The Song From The Poseidon Adventure" See more »
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
Played by the band on New Year's Eve See more »
Hell, Upside Down
The aging liner Poseidon, on her final journey, is struck by a tidal wave that knocks her upside down. A small group of passengers realise that if they want to survive they must journey up into the bowels of the ship hoping for rescue from above.
The idea is well conceived and the excellent cast turn in good performances despite getting little help from the somewhat corny script. With above average special effects for the time and excellent sets that convincingly realise the upside down half-flooded ship and its bewildering maze of passageways, the movie manages to be compelling and exciting viewing.
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