The Poseidon Adventure

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

Who will survive-in one of the greatest escape adventures ever!

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Release Date: 1972-12-01
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 342 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Kent Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Ronald Neame
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The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.

The Poseidon Adventure Trailer

  • Gene Hackman

    as Reverand 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
  • Shelley Winters

    as Belle Rosen
  • Jack Albertson

    as Manny Rosen
  • Leslie Nielsen

    as Captain Harrison
  • Pamela Sue Martin

    as Susan Shelby
  • Eric Shea

    as Robin Shelby
  • Fred Sadoff

    as Mr. Linarcos
  • Roseann Williams

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Arthur O'Connell

    as Chaplain
  • Sheila Allen

    as Nurse
  • Jan Arvan

    as Doctor
  • Byron Webster

    as Purser
  • John Crawford

    as Chief Engineer
  • Bob Hastings

    as M. C.
  • Erik L. Nelson

    as Mr. Tinkham
  • Charles Bateman

    as First Officer Larsen
Directing Ronald Neame Director
Writing Paul Gallico Novel
Writing Wendell Mayes Screenplay
Writing Stirling Silliphant Screenplay
Production Irwin Allen Producer
Production Steve Broidy Producer
Production Sidney Marshall Producer
Sound John Williams Original Music Composer
Camera Harold E. Stine Director of Photography
Editing Harold F. Kress Editor
Production Jack Baur Casting
Art William J. Creber Production Design
Art Raphael Bretton Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Paul Zastupnevich Costume Design
Production Hal Herman Unit Production Manager