Explozia (The Poseidon Explosion) (1973) - Rotten Tomatoes

Explozia (The Poseidon Explosion) (1973)

Explozia (The Poseidon Explosion)




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A ship loaded with ammonium nitrate catches fire and is abandoned by its crew at the mouth of the Danube, near the Black Sea. Ammonium nitrate is a chemical fertilizer which is, under certain conditions, highly explosive. The shipboard fire reaches the level of catastrophe and now poses an emergency for the visitors and inhabitants of the region, a popular resort area. In this thriller, a noted explosives expert (George Danica) is called away from his wedding feast to prevent the deaths of many thousands of people. The story of this film is based on a real incident which took place in 1971. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:


Florin Piersic Jr.
as Foreign Sailor
Colea Rautu
as Port Commander
Draga Olteanu-Matey
as Salamandra's Wife
Mircea Diaconu
as An Sailor

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This Movie is from the Grindhouse Experience 20 Film Collection Volume 1, Not sure if this collection is still on the market as I don't see it on Amazon. This film is based on true events that happen in the 1970 near Galati, Romania. The film also was nominated for the Golden Award at the 1973 Moscow International Film Festival . About a ship that is carrying ammonia nitrate, Fuel, and Oxygen Tanks which could result in an explosion much like the Texas City 1942 explosion where many could be killed. This is same material used in the Oklahoma Bombing. But a group of local people, firefighters, harbor police, and military do what they can to put the fire out. Remember it's a 1973 Romania Film, considering all of that, the action and the story line is enough to award this film 4 stars.

Bruce Bruce

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