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The Poseidon Adventure
The Poseidon Adventure was a 1972 adventure movie based on a novel by Paul Gallico and directed by Irwin Allen and Ronald Neame. It stars Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowall, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley , Stella Stevens, Jack Albertson, and Pamela Sue Martin.
The movie was nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actress for Shelley Winters. It won the award for Best Song for "The Morning After" which also became a hit single for Maureen McGovern.
Parts of the movie were filmed aboard the RMS Queen Mary.
A sequel called Beyond the Poseidon Adventure had an equally star-studded cast, but was a box-office and critical failure.
Rev. Dr. Frank "Buzz" Scott, Anthony Bates, Mary Kinsale, James Martin, Hubert "Hubie" Muller, Pamela Ried, Det. Mike Rogo, Linda Rogo, Belle Rosen, Emmanuel "Manny" Rosen, Richard "Dick" Shelby, Jane Shelby, Susan Shelby, and Robin Shelby.
Nona "Nonnie" Parry and a Turkish oiler named Kemal join the group after their escape from the dining room.
On her last voyage, the passenger ship S.S. Poseidon is hit by a tsunami seconds after midnight on New Year's Day and capsizes. Frank Scott (Hackman), a disillusioned reverend, leads a small group of people through the sinking ship to safety. During the escape, several die, but ultimately a number of them reach rescue and safety.
Rev. Frank Scott (Gene Hackman): Former cleric, stripped of most powers as punishment. Det. Lt. Mike Rogo (Ernest Borgnine): Detective and rival to Rev Scott. Husband of Linda. Linda Rogo (Stella Stevens): Former prostitute, wife of Rogo. James Martin (Red Buttons): Jogger. Nonnie Parry (Carol Lynley): Singer. Acres (Roddy McDowall): Waiter/porter. Belle Rosen (Shelley Winters): Former swimming champion, wife of Manny Rosen. Manny Rosen (Jack Albertson): Husband of Belle Rosen. Robin Shelby (Eric Shea): Boy with interest in ships. Younger brother of Susan. Susan Shelby (Pamela Sue Martin): Teenage girl, older sister of Robin.
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