The Poseidon Adventure

1972 PG 1h 57m DVD

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The Poseidon Adventure

1972 PG 1h 57m DVD
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As the luxury liner Poseidon charts its course on New Year's Eve, disaster strikes when an undersea earthquake causes a titanic tidal wave and capsizes the vessel, leaving just 10 survivors. Led by a no-nonsense reverend (Gene Hackman), the group must maneuver through airshafts, electrical cables and a burning engine room to the boat's hull, which is their lone chance for escape. The film scored an Oscar for Best Song ("The Morning After").
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 2.35:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
  • Gene Hackman
  • Ernest Borgnine
  • Red Buttons
  • Shelley Winters
  • Stella Stevens
  • Carol Lynley
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age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that kids will hear be exposed to some violent and scary situations. Bodies are flung like confetti in the wake of a tidal wave; some bloody injuries and many deaths result. There are frequent sprinklings of moderately salty language and a reference to a passenger's former career as a prostitute. But the film also emphasizes strength of character, determination, courage and ingenuity in the face of calamity, too.

Sexual Content

Reference to a passenger's former career as a prostitute.

Violence

Bodies are flung like confetti in the wake of a tidal wave; some bloody injuries and many deaths result.

Language

Frequent sprinklings of moderately salty language.

Social Behavior

Not applicable

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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