Irwin Allen's Production Of...
|Dangerous and suspenseful situations highlight character studies of ten survivors who struggle to escape from an ocean liner capsized by a huge tidal wave. This one started the disaster film craze of the 1970's, and was the most successful.|
"...superb guilty pleasure... Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
Editor's NoteWhen an earthquake sends a tidal wave over a luxury liner on New Year's Eve the top-heavy vessel capsizes. Ten survivors journey through the ship to escape. Terrible sequel: "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure." Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Actress--Shelley Winters. Academy Awards: Best Song ("The Morning After").
Cast & Crew
|Al Kasha - Original Music By|
|Harold Kress - Editor|
|Harold Stine - Cinematographer|
|Irwin Allen - Producer|
|Paul Zastupnevich - Costume Designer|
|Ronald Neame - Director|
|Sidney Marshall - Executive Producer|
|William Creber - Production Designer|
Plot SummaryIt's New Year's Eve and the luxury ocean liner Poseidon is on a magnificent voyage from New York to Athens. Unfortunately, disaster befalls passengers and crew when the cruise ship is capsized by a huge tidal wave brought on by a submarine-induced earthquake. Though the casualties are many, 10 passengers survive to make a harrowing journey up to the overturned ship's bottom where they try and escape to safety.
British Academy Awards (1973)
|Gene Hackman, Winner, Best Actor|
|Harold Stine, Nominee, Best Cinematography|
|Shelley Winters, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress|
Golden Globe (1973)
|Shelley Winters, Winner, Best Supporting Actress|