Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

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Irwin Allen attempts to recapture the phenomenal success of his The Poseidon Adventure by virtually re-capping the original storyline with a new set of faces. The luxury liner, turned upside down after being smashed by a tidal wave, takes about a few opening seconds of screen time. After that the film becomes a treasure hunt aboard the overturned vessel between salvage tug operators Mike Turner (Michael Caine), Wilbur Hubbard (Karl Malden), and Celeste Whitman (Sally Field) -- who are searching for cool, wet cash -- and Filthy McNasty bad guy Stefan Svevo (Telly Savalas) -- who is looking for a stash of hidden plutonium.

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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
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Critic Reviews for Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Rotten (7)

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

    Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

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  • 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'?

    Sep 2, 2006 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 2, 2006 | Full Review…
  • A poor caricature of Irwin Allen's previous films. [Full Review in Spanish]

    Aug 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 25, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 25, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

  • Jan 06, 2013
    Escaping the Poseidon turned out to just be the beginning as the story continues in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure. A small tugboat looking to claim salvage rights and a medical ship join forces to mount a rescue of possible Poseidon survivors, but things are not all that they appear to be. Despite having an interesting concept, the story quickly falls apart and gets ridiculous. Another all-star cast has been assembled, and includes Michael Caine, Sally Field, Peter Boyle, Telly Savalas, and Slim Pickens. But the performances aren't very good, and the characters aren't that likable. Still, the action is shot pretty well and adds some intensity and excitement to the film. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure has none of the passion or charisma of the original, but it's entertaining at times.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 22, 2011
    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 K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 10, 2009
    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 O Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2008
    The first was and still is a superb film and I dont have a bad word to say about this...except Savalas needed a lolipop
    Barry L Super Reviewer

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