Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Synopsis: After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and a small amount of plutonium.
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director(s): Irwin Allen
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

Maybe it's trying to tell you something.

- Mike.

- I gotta get in there before it goes down.

I don't know, she could go down

any moment now.

The Andrea Doria stayed up

for more than 10 hours.

Well, I stayed up for a week once.

So what?

We're wasting time.

Now, listen,

I'm going in there by myself.

They're about to take my ship

away from me...

...but I've got this chance,

and I'm sure as hell gonna take it.

There could be a fortune in there.

And if there is, it's mine.


...make ready the skiff.

- Get the monkey to help you.

- Monkey?

I didn't know you guys had

a monkey aboard.

Gee, I didn't see one...


- Ahoy, Jenny, ahoy.

- We've got company.

I'm Dr. Stefan Svevo, and this is

the medical rescue ship Irene.

That must be the Poseidon.

We heard her S.O.S. Last night.

Sheer off. I have the salvage rights here.

Captain Michael Turner.

A capsized ship is like a giant air bubble,

captain, and there may be survivors.

My paramedics and I could be

instrumental in guiding them off.

- Give them medical attention, if needed.

- The survivors have been taken out.

But you can look

and take out any you find.

But only survivors.

I will take out anything else that I find.

Is that understood?

Well, that was my original

proposition to you, captain.


Then we'll start getting our gear

together, and I suggest you do the same.

Well, we are prepared

to go aboard right now...

...but, don't worry, captain, we'll wait.

Sorry, not a chance.

Way I see it,

you don't have a choice.

How's that?

As I said, I'm in a desperate need

to get to North Africa.

You leave me here and sail off without

me, that's exactly what I'm gonna do.

Wilbur, we're gonna tie her up

and throw her in the tug.

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Nelson Gidding

Nelson Roosevelt Gidding (September 15, 1919 – May 1, 2004) was an American screenwriter specializing in adaptations. A longtime collaboration with director Robert Wise began with Gidding's screenplay for I Want to Live! (1958), which earned him an Oscar nomination. His long-running course on screenwriting adaptions at the University of Southern California inspired screenwriters of the present generation, including David S. Goyer. Gidding was born in New York and attended school at Phillips Exeter Academy; as a young man he was friends with Norman Mailer. After graduating from Harvard University, he entered the Army Air Forces in World War II as the navigator on a B-26. His plane was shot down over Italy, but he survived; he spent 18 months as a POW but effected an escape. Returning from the war, in 1946 he published his only novel, End Over End, begun while captive in a German prison camp. In 1949, Gidding married Hildegarde Colligan; together they had a son, Joshua Gidding, who today is a New York City writer and college professor. In Hollywood, Gidding entered work in television, writing for such series as Suspense and Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, and eventually moved into feature films like The Helen Morgan Story (1957), Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), The Haunting (1963), Lost Command (1966), The Andromeda Strain (1971), and The Hindenburg (1975). After the death of his first wife on June 13, 1995, in 1998 Gidding married Chun-Ling Wang, a Chinese immigrant. Gidding taught at USC until his death from congestive heart failure at a Santa Monica hospital in 2004. more…

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