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The Poseidon Adventure Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Stella Stevens, Shelly Winters

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It's New Year's Eve, and the passengers of the luxury liner, S.S. Poseidon, fill their glasses and begin the countdown to midnight. In the midst of the black-tie celebration, an undersea earthquake off Crete sends a massive tsunami crashing into the ship, capsizing her, and tossing the first-class party-goers around the dining room like so many rag dolls. After the ship finally settles, upside-down, Reverend Frank Scott, a minister, is able to convince only a small group of survivors that the path to survival means a harrowing climb upward, through the overturned decks, to reach the hull. Braving fire, blocked exits, submerged corridors, unexpected explosions, and the continually-rising water, the rag-tag group finally reaches the promised land of the engine room -- and eventual rescue -- but not before losing four of the ten adventurers in the unforgiving bowels of the ship.
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The review of this Movie prepared by JR




Ocean liner S.S. Poseidon is capsized by a 90 foot tidal wave at midnight on New Year's Eve. Gene Hackman, a minister, leads a handful of passengers up through the decks of the ship to the hull, their only hope for survival.
The review of this Movie prepared by Steven J. Urbanowicz



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 65%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 25% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Disaster, big vehicle    -   Yes Kind of vehicle:    -   boat

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Slightly see-through clothes Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   frying (cooking)    -   crushed    -   drowned Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Is this movie based on a    -   book

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