The Poseidon Adventure Poster

Release Date: October 27th, 1995

DVD Release Date: March 9th, 1999

PG|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
En route from New York City to Greece on New Year's Eve, majestic passenger ship the S.S. Poseidon is overtaken by a tidal wave. With the captain (Leslie Nielsen) dead, surviving passengers, including the passionate Rev. Scott (Gene Hackman), band together in the ship's ballroom. The group struggles to avert fires, flooding, structural instability and mechanical malfunctions as they make their way through a maze of ladders and tunnels in their desperate attempt to escape a watery grave.

Cast: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens, Jack Albertson

Director: Ronald Neame, Irwin Allen

Genres: Adventure, Thriller

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Suspenseful, 1970s, Friendship, Sacrifice, Sister, Melodramatic, Rivalry, Escape


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Sound
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Special Achievement Award (Visual Effects)
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Music (Song -- Original for the Picture)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture