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Poseidon (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 12 May 2006 (USA)
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On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Mark Protosevich (screenplay), Paul Gallico (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Lucas ... Dylan Johns
Kurt Russell ... Robert Ramsey
Jacinda Barrett ... Maggie James
Richard Dreyfuss ... Richard Nelson
Emmy Rossum ... Jennifer Ramsey
Mía Maestro ... Elena Morales
Mike Vogel ... Christian
Kevin Dillon ... Lucky Larry
Freddy Rodríguez ... Marco Valentin
Jimmy Bennett ... Conor James
Fergie ... Gloria (as Stacy Ferguson)
Andre Braugher ... Captain Bradford
Kirk B.R. Woller ... Chief Officer Reynolds
Kelly McNair ... Emily
Gabriel Jarret ... 1st Officer Chapman
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Storyline

It is New Year's Eve, and over 2,000 passengers & crew are ringing in the New Year aboard the huge cruise ship 'Poseidon' when it capsizes on the open sea in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean! A small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. Preferring to test the odds alone, career gambler Dylan Johns ignores captain's orders to wait below for possible rescue and sets out to find his own way to safety. What begins as a solo mission soon draws others, as Dylan is followed by a desperate father searching for his daughter and her fiancée--a young couple who hours before couldn't summon the courage to tell him they were engaged and now face much graver challenges. Along the way they are joined by a single mother and her wise-beyond-his-years son, an anxious stowaway and a despondent fellow passenger who boarded the ship not sure he wanted to live but now knows he doesn't want to die. Determined to fight their way to the surface, the group sets ... Written by Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91yahoo.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of disaster and peril | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Poseidon Adventure See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,155,410, 14 May 2006

Gross USA:

$60,674,817

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,674,817
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DTS | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The M.S. Poseidon was originally supposed to have two funnels. See more »

Goofs

After the ship has capsized, every item, including people, plates, tables; are scattered around the room. Gravity would have kept everything to the walls, and when it finally went upside down, most items would have piled up, not evenly spread out. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Christian: When?
Jennifer Ramsey: Mmm. Today.
Christian: Yeah. When today?
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Won't Let You Fall
Written by Fergie (as Stacy Ferguson), Will.i.am (as Will Adams), Keith Ernesto Harris (as Keith Harris), Byron McWilliams and Ron Fair
Produced by Will.i.am
Arranged, Conducted by and Vocals Produced by Ron Fair
Co-Produced by Ron Fair
Performed by Fergie
Fergie appears courtesy of A&M Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Pretty Good, SE wise
21 May 2006 | by TekkenRules84See all my reviews

The special effects in Poseidon were excellent, but there was a combination of unsatisfactory direction, acting, and editing. Don't get me wrong, some parts were award-worthy, but others were somewhat overacted and too dramatic.

One awarding moment was when the boy almost drown. I would have done exactly the same if I was his father (mother). Also when Kurt Russell began convulsing, i think it was very well acted.

I would get this movie on DVD. The synopsis is exciting and suspenseful. But, one thing my mother and I commented on... Titanic is 150% better!


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