The Poseidon Adventure

Synopsis: A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive.
Director(s): Ronald Neame
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
79%
PG
Year:
1972
117 min
Website
337 Views


-. . .but you get off your knees.

-Somewhat unorthodox, Reverend Scott.

But realistic.

John, the church is

for more than prayer.

With those sermons, it's a wonder

you're still ordained.

-Or are you?

-The best kind.

Angry, rebellious,

critical, a renegade. . .

. . .stripped of most of my

so-called clerical powers.

But l'm still in business.

-You seem to enjoy the punishment.

-Punishment?

The church has blessed me.

Banished to a new country in Africa.

Hell, l had to look it up on a map.

My bishop doesn't know, but he's

given me exactly what l wanted:

Elbow room. Freedom!

Real freedom. Freedom to dump

all the rules and all the trappings.

And freedom to discover God

in my own way.

l'd better be going.

l'll see you later.

John.

Still want me to give

that sermon this afternoon?

Well, one thing's for sure:

Nobody will sleep through it.

The weather report, sir.

''Weather moderate to the southeast.

Barometer 1 01 6 millibars.

Smooth seas, clear skies. '' Good.

Keep her on slow,

start taking on ballast.

Aye, sir.

Full ahead, captain.

As l've told you, we don't have

enough ballast yet to run full ahead.

l suggest we talk privately.

Linus, start taking on ballast.

l did not suggest full ahead, captain.

As the new owner's representative. . .

-. . .l ordered it.

-Damn it, man. . .

. . .the Poseidon is too fine a lady

to be rushed to the junkyard.

We're three days behind schedule and

it's costing thousands of dollars. . .

. . .to maintain a wrecking crew.

We dock Monday!

l can't gamble with

my passengers' lives!

Your business is to deliver this ship

when and where we want it.

An unstable ship at full ahead is

dangerous. Especially one this old.

l'm sure l don't have to remind you

of my right to relieve your command.

Rate this script:(5.00 / 1 vote)

Paul Gallico

Paul William Gallico (July 26, 1897 – July 15, 1976) was an American novelist, short story and sports writer. Many of his works were adapted for motion pictures. He is perhaps best remembered for The Snow Goose, his only real critical success, and for the novel The Poseidon Adventure, primarily through the 1972 film adaptation. more…

All Paul Gallico scripts | Paul Gallico Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "The Poseidon Adventure" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Feb. 2021. <https://www.scripts.com/script/the_poseidon_adventure_16109>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    The Poseidon Adventure

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.


    Scripts.com

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.