The Poseidon Adventure

1972 PG 1h 57m DVD

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").
Cast
Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters, Stella Stevens, Carol Lynley
Director
Ronald Neame
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+
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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