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The Poseidon Adventure Details

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The Poseidon, an ocean liner larger than the Queens Elizabeth and Mary combined, is charting its course on New Year's Eve. Just after midnight, Captain Harrison ([[Performer~P52664~Leslie Nielsen~leslienielsen]]) spots the mother of all tidal waves. It is the last thing that Harrison and practically everyone else onboard sees before drowning -- the Poseidon is turned upside down, with only a handful of survivors. The ten lucky ones -- including Mike Rogo ([[Performer~P7448~Ernest Borgnine~ernestborgnine]]), Linda Rogo ([[Performer~P112755~Stella Stevens~stellastevens]]), Acres (Roddy McDowall), Belle Rosen ([[Performer~P77029~Shelley Winters~shelleywinters]]), and Manny Rosen ([[Performer~P695~Jack Albertson~jackalbertson]]) -- led by no-nonsense minister Frank Scott ([[Performer~P29486~Gene Hackman~genehackman]]), desperately attempt to climb from the top of the ship (now submerged) to the bottom (now "the top"). The film's theme song, "The Morning After," sung by [[Performer~P47480~Maureen McGovern~maureenmcgovern]], earned an Oscar. In addition, The Poseidon Adventure received the Special Achievement Award for Special Effects; [[Performer~P78913~L.B. Abbott~lbabbott]] and [[Performer~P160241~A.D. Flowers~adflowers]] were the recipients. A sequel, [[Feature~V5294~Beyond the Poseidon Adventure~beyondtheposeidonadventure]], came out in 1979. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Harold Kress Best Editing 1972 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Herman Lewis Best Sound 1972 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joel Hirschhorn Best Song 1972 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Joel Hirschhorn Best Original Song 1972 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paul Zastupnevich Best Costume Design 1972 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Raphael Bretton Best Art Direction 1972 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Theodore Soderberg Best Sound 1972 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Gene Hackman Best Actor 1972 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association John Williams Best Original Score 1972 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Williams Best Original Dramatic Score 1972 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Shelley Winters Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1972 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Shelley Winters Best Supporting Actress 1972 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Al Kasha Best Song 1972 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Al Kasha Best Original Song 1972 Nominee

Cast

Gene Hackman
as Rev. Frank Scott
Ernest Borgnine
as Mike Rogo
Red Buttons
as James Martin
Carol Lynley
as Nonnie Parry
Roddy McDowall
as Acres
Stella Stevens
as Linda Rogo
Jan Arvan
as Dr. Caravello
Sheila Mathews
as Ship's Nurse
Shelley Winters
as Belle Rosen
Arthur O'Connell
as Ship's Chaplain
Jack Albertson
as Manny Rosen
John Crawford
as Chief Engineer
Bob Hastings
as M.C.
David Sharpe
as Passenger
Leslie Nielsen
as Captain Harrison
Pamela Sue Martin
as Susan Shelby
Fred Sadoff
as Linarcos
Byron Webster
as Purser

Crew

Ronald Neame
Director
Irwin Allen
Producer
Wendell Mayes
Screenwriter
Stirling Silliphant
Screenwriter
Paul Gallico
Book Author
Joel Hirschhorn
Songwriter
Al Kasha
Songwriter
Carol Lynley
Songwriter
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Harold Kress
Editor
Raphael Bretton
Set Designer
Paul Zastupnevich
Costume Designer
Paul Stader
Stunts
Del Acevedo
Makeup
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