The Poseidon Adventure
First screened in May 2006 / Most recently screened in June 2016
Director: Ronald Neame. Cast: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Jack Albertson, Roddy McDowall, Eric Shea, Pamela Sue Martin, Carol Lynley, Leslie Nielsen, Arthur O'Connell, Fred Sadoff, Jan Arvan, Sheila Allen. Screenplay: Stirling Silliphant and Wendell Mayes..

Twitter Capsule: Grandly mounted but still chintzy survival drama. Credible chills of mortality, at least. The Jesus stuff!

VOR:   A durable classic, but even if it entertains and impresses more than Airport or The High and the Mighty, it doesn't innovate much. I do like the surprise deaths.



Photo © 1972 20th Century Fox

Not yet reviewed in full. C+

(in May 2006: C)


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Shelley Winters
Best Cinematography: Harold E. Stine
Best Art Direction: William J. Creber; Raphael Bretton
Best Costume Design: Paul Zastupnevich
Best Film Editing: Harold F. Kress
Best Original Score: John Williams
Best Original Song: "The Morning After"
Best Sound: Theodore Soderberg & Herman Lewis
Special Achievement in Visual Effects: L.B. Abbott & A.D. Flowers

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Supporting Actress: Shelley Winters
Best Original Score: John Williams
Best Original Song: "The Morning After"

Other Awards:
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Actor (Hackman; also cited for The French Connection)

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