Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Trailers & Photos

Movie Info

Irwin Allen's second water-logged disaster film picks up where The Poseidon Adventure left off; Salvagers Michael Caine, Karl Malden and Sally Field enter the Poseidon to take what they can, unaware that evil salvager Telly Savalas and his henchmen lie in wait. When an explosion rocks the ship, the enemies find themselves trapped inside in a battle for survival both against nature and themselves. The good guys pick up some survivors along the way, including Peter Boyle as a stereotypically hot-headed Italian, Mark Harmon as the All-American boy next door, and Slim Pickens as the ship's wine steward in what may be one of the most poorly-written parts of all time. Field looks good in the water, and Caine is charming despite a lack of material, but the merits end there.more
Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Nelson Gidding
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 22, 2006
Warner Home Video


Michael Caine
as Capt. Mike Turner
Sally Field
as Celeste Whitman
Telly Savalas
as Capt. Stefan Svevo
Peter Boyle
as Frank Mazzetti
Jack Warden
as Harold Meredith
Shirley Knight
as Hannah Meredith
Shirley Jones
as Gina Rowe
Angela Cartwright
as Theresa Mazzetti
Mark Harmon
as Larry Simpson
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Critic Reviews for Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure comes off as a virtual remake of the 1972 original, without that film's mounting suspense and excitement.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

What did we really, sincerely, expect anyway, from a movie in which Karl Malden plays a character named 'Wilbur,' and Slim Pickens plays a character named 'Tex'?

Full Review… | September 2, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

It provides the thinnest of excuses for rerunning the 'dramas' of the night before, but it doesn't do anything to salvage the venerable formula.

Full Review… | September 2, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's ironic that this sequel to the blockbuster that initiated the disaster movie cycle should effectively finish off the genre and the career of its king, Irwin Allen.

Full Review… | May 25, 2015
Radio Times

You can always tell an Allen film, even without looking at the credits. A name cast, a terrible event, and dialog that ranges from boring to embarrassing.

Full Review… | May 25, 2015
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Some movie sequels, like sunken boats, are better left at the bottom of the sea.

Full Review… | August 19, 2006
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Not a bad sequel to the original film, this time a crew of people go back to try and get the contents of the vault. Good cast and story line.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

I saw "The Poseidon Adventure" a few months ago and thought it was a great, classic movie. Therefore, when I found out that a sequel had been made, I couldn't wait to see it.
Instead of several people taking a cruise on the luxury liner called the Poseidon, this time around, a few people headed by a captain (Michael Caine), board the capsized and upside down Poseidon in search of plutonium and gold. But it might not be as easy to find the riches and then get off the ship as they first think it will be.

"Beyond the Poseidon Adventure" is a decent movie. It has good enough acting, decent special effects, and in parts it's somewhat interesting. However, it's not nearly as interesting or as suspenseful as the original was in my opinion.

If you liked "The Poseidon Adventure," I recommend watching "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure," but I don't recommend buying it unless you absolutely have to have it so you can say you own both movies in the series. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. Terrible sequel.

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

terrible followup to classic film

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Beyond the Poseidon Adventure on our Movie forum!