Synopsis: It is New Year's Eve, and over 2,000 passengers & crew are ringing in the New Year aboard the huge cruise ship 'Poseidon' when it capsizes on the open sea in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean! A small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. Preferring to test the odds alone, career gambler Dylan Johns ignores captain's orders to wait below for possible rescue and sets out to find his own way to safety. What begins as a solo mission soon draws others, as Dylan is followed by a desperate father searching for his daughter and her fiancée--a young couple who hours before couldn't summon the courage to tell him they were engaged and now face much graver challenges. Along the way they are joined by a single mother and her wise-beyond-his-years son, an anxious stowaway and a despondent fellow passenger who boarded the ship not sure he wanted to live but now knows he doesn't want to die. Determined to fight their way to the surface, the group sets o
Director(s): Wolfgang Petersen
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min



Yeah, when today?

Please. I'll tell him.

Hey, kids, how we doing?

We're good. Good.

And I wasn't trying to surprise you.

We weren't really surprised, sir.

Christian, do you think it's possible

for you to stop calling me "sir"?

I really feel old when you do that.

You know, I thought we had

an agreement here.

Dad, we're just sitting. People sit.

Look, honey, I'm not trying

to give you guys a hard time...

...but we have discussed this,

you know?

Technically, you're under my roof still...

...and I don't feel comfortable

with the two of you in here...

Stop. Have you seen

the size of this boat?

Don't you think we could find

a zillion places...

...to do that thing you think we wanna do

if we wanted?

Jennifer, I'm simply saying...

No. I'm over your patronizing tone,

okay? I'm really over it.

Hey, is she like this with you?

- I'm sorry.

- No, excuse me.

I'm trying to find the galley.

I think it's off-limits to guests.

Not so much of a rules person.

- It's quite a lobby, isn't it?

- Yeah.

This the first time

you've been through here?

So I guess you missed the tour,

then, huh?

But you had to come through here

when we boarded. Didn't you?

Through that door is a service corridor.

Take a left, all the way to the end.

Hi, it's me.

Could you call me? Please?

I'm actually begging, aren't I?

I'd like you to call me at midnight.

You know, for old times' sake.


Baby, baby, baby...

hey. You were supposed to

stay inside. That was the deal.

The TV isn't working. I'm cramped.

I'm going crazy in there.

Come here, come here, come here.

Coming through.

It's just, Elena...

...I could lose my job for this, you know?

- It's not that I'm not grateful, Valentin.

I'm just... I'm so bored.

- You hungry? You must be hungry.

- I'm starving.

Now, Elena, listen.

Look at me. Promise me

you will not come out again.

(CAPTAIN BRADFORD) The ocean has always been

the cradle of rebirth.

Since man first emerged

from these salty depths...

...we have looked to water as a chance

to begin anew.

Poseidon was the god of the sea.

He made his home on the ocean floor

in a palace of coral and gems.

And so, what better way to celebrate

the birth of a new year...

...than borne on the back

of the old fellow himself?

May you all have clear sailing

in the new year...

...and all the years to come.

Ladies and gentlemen,

the incomparable Gloria!

- Five thousand.

- Five thousand to call.

Goddamn, boy.

You got some mighty big ones on you.

- Hey, honey.

- Yes, sir.

Get Lucky Larry another drink,

would you? Martini. Okay, babe?

- There's blood in the water tonight.

- Five thousand to call, sir.

You know, I think there's more money in

that pot than my old man made in a year.

Five, and 10.

Fifteen to call.

Happiest time of my life

is when I was broke.

Make it 20.

Let's make it 20, and let's make it 40.

You miss being mayor?

Do you ever win?

Forty more to you, sir.

Goddamn, this is getting good.

- Dad. We're going downstairs.

- Hello, sweetie. Have fun.

- Hey, Jen.

- What?

Come on.

I can see, you know.

The twins? Dad.

Can you just?

One more button, please?

Pair of fives, huh, Dad?

Oh, God.

All in.

I'll fold.

- Oh, hey, kid, you all right?

- Yeah, I'm sorry.

- How much for the game?

- I don't know, what's it worth to you?

You were minding your own business

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Mark Protosevich

Mark David Protosevich is an American screenwriter. He wrote the screenplays for the films Poseidon and I Am Legend. Protosevich was born in Chicago, Illinois and is an alumnus of Columbia College Chicago. more…

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