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The Poseidon Adventure (12-Dec-1972)

Director: Ronald Neame

Writers: Stirling Silliphant; Wendell Mayes

From novel: The Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico

Producer: Irwin Allen

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Cruise, Tsunami, Disaster, New Year's Eve

The cruise ship Poseidon, on her final voyage, is overturned by a tsunami; as survivors head for the engine room now located at the top of the ship, their numbers whittle away. Somewhat corny and with some indulgent overacting, but still one of the best disaster-at-sea films made. Won Oscar for Best Original Song, "The Morning After", and a Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects; received nominations for 7 others including Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Dramatic Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jack Albertson
Actor
16-Jun-1907 25-Nov-1981 The Man on Chico and the Man
Ernest Borgnine
Actor
24-Jan-1917 8-Jul-2012 Marty
Red Buttons
Actor
5-Feb-1919 13-Jul-2006 They Shoot Horses Don't They?
Gene Hackman
Actor
30-Jan-1930   The Conversation
Bob Hastings
Actor
18-Apr-1925   Lt. Carpenter on McHale's Navy
Carol Lynley
Actor
13-Feb-1942   Return to Peyton Place
Pamela Sue Martin
Actor
5-Jan-1953   Fallon Carrington on Dynasty
Roddy McDowall
Actor
17-Sep-1928 3-Oct-1998 Planet of the Apes
Leslie Nielsen
Actor
11-Feb-1926 28-Nov-2010 Airplane!
Arthur O'Connell
Actor
29-Mar-1908 18-May-1981 Anatomy of a Murder
Stella Stevens
Actor
1-Oct-1936   The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Shelley Winters
Actor
18-Aug-1920 14-Jan-2006 Method actress and camp queen

CAST

Gene Hackman   ...   Rev. Scott
Ernest Borgnine   ...   Rogo
Red Buttons   ...   Martin
Carol Lynley   ...   Nonnie
Roddy McDowall   ...   Acres
Stella Stevens   ...   Linda Rogo
Shelley Winters   ...   Belle Rosen
Co-Starring
Jack Albertson   ...   Manny Rosen
Pamela Sue Martin   ...   Susan
Arthur O'Connell   ...   Chaplain
Eric Shea   ...   Robin
with
Fred Sadoff   ...   Linarcos
Sheila Mathews   ...   Nurse
Jan Arvan   ...   Doctor
Byron Webster   ...   Purser
John Crawford   ...   Chief Engineer
Bob Hastings   ...   M.C.
Erik Nelson   ...   Mr. Tinkham
and
Leslie Nielsen   ...   The Captain

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