Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

It is New Years Eve on the SS Poseidon, en route from New York City to Athens on its last voyage when it’s hit with a huge tidal wave and capsizes. A group of people, led by the tough no-nonsense Reverend Scott travel from the grand ballroom through the up-side-down ship to reach the propeller shaft to survive. The group includes a New York detective and his ex-prostitute wife, Mike and Linda Rogo on their second honeymoon to Italy, Susan Shelby and her younger brother Robin who are meeting their parents in Greece, retired hardware store owner Manny Rosen and his wife Belle are going to Israel to meet their two-year-old grandson for the first time, haberdasher James Martin, Nonnie Parry, the ship’s singer, and Acres, a waiter from the ship. With an all-star cast, this is by far one of the best natural disaster films. Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Jack Albertson, Pamela Sue Martin, Arthur O’Connell, Eric Shea, Leslie Nielsen 9/10

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