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The Poseidon Adventure

1972 Rated PG 1hr 57m

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").

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Movie Details

1973 BAFTA®
1973 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Top 100 Thrills
1973 Academy Award®
  • Best Music Song
  • Best Costume Design nominee
  • Best Sound nominee
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress nominee: Shelley Winters
  • Best Art Direction nominee
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Cinematography nominee
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
Bonus material
Screen formats

Widescreen 2.35:1


Spanish (Neutral), English

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.