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.
Harold Stine, Nominee, Best Cinematography,Shelley Winters, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1973)
Shelley Winters, Winner, Best Supporting Actress
This is a wonderful formula. I love it. "The Poseidon Adventure" is the kind of movie you know is going to be awful, and yet somehow you gotta see it, right? They ought to be honest in the ads: Cornier than "Airport"! More cliches than "Grand Hotel"! The most character actors in small roles since "Flight of the Phoenix"! Bigger ups and downs than the elevator in "Hotel"!
Now you've done it; high concept disaster movies, especially those of Irwin Allen, are one of the chinks in my critical armor. Just can't watch them enough.