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Beyond The Poseidon Adventure


Beyond The Poseidon Adventure


Year: 1979

Director: Irwin Allen

US Premiere: 18 May 1979

Copyright 1979 Warner Bros, Inc.

Plot Summary

Irwin Allen on the overturned Poseidon hull

Two separate teams of scavengers board an overturned liner, The Poseidon, in the hope of salvaging treasure. In turn, they find survivors of the disaster still alive in air pockets.


The Cast of Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

The Cast of Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

Michael Caine - Captain Mike Turner
Sally Field - Celeste Whitman
Telly Savalas - Captain Stefan Svevo
Peter Boyle - Frank Mazzetti
Jack Warden - Harold Meredith
Shirley Knight - Hannah Meredith
Shirley Jones - Nurse Gina Rowe
Karl Malden - Wilbur Hubbard
Slim Pickens - Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins
Veronica Hamel - Suzanne Constantine
Angela Cartwright - Theresa Mazzetti
Mark Harmon - Larry Simpson
Paul Picerni - Kurt
Patrick Culliton - Doyle
Dean Ferrandini - Castorp


Paul Stader
George Wilbur
Rick Wilson
Peter Stader
Tony Epper
Hubie Kerns, Jr.
Ayn Cavellini
Gary Taraman
Peter Peterson
Sheree Kerns
Fred Shaw
Janet Brady
Bob Bralver
Joe Cirillo
Justin De Rosa
Marneen Fields
Kay Kimler
Henry Wills
Jimmy Stader
Vince Deadrick
Pamela Estrom
Fred Zendar

Production Crew

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Camera Crew

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Camera Crew

Clockwise from top of photo: Richard Turner, Frederic J. Smith, Frank Redman, Kenny Peach Jr., Joe Biroc, Moe Rosenberg, unknown, Gordon Pascal, Howard Ford. Dick Barth is in the centre.

Producer - Irwin Allen
Editor - Bill Brame, A.C.E.
Production Designer - Preston Ames
Director of Photography - Joseph Biroc, A.S.C.
Original Novel - Paul Gallico
Screenplay - Nelson Gidding
Director - Irwin Allen
Associate Producer - Al Gail
Production Manager - Norman A. Cook
Assistant Director - Mike Salamunovich
2nd Assistant Director - Lindsley Parsons III
Post Production Supervisor - George E. Swink
Costume Designer - Paul Zastupnevich C.D.G.
Executive Assistant to Producer - Art Volpert
Casting - Jack Baur
Stunt Coordinator - Paul Stader
Special Photographic Effects - Harold Wellman, A.S.C.
Supervising Sound Editor - Edwin Scheid, M.P.S.E.
Sound Editors - Joe Von Stroheim, M.P.S.E, Marvin Kosberg, M.P.S.E, Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E., Allan R. Potter
Music Editors - Donald Harris, Eugene Marks
Looping Editor - Al Cavigga
Publicity - Tony Habeeb
Script Supervisor - Alan Greedy
Dialogue Coach - Steven Marlo
Production Illustrators - Joseph Musso, Tom Cranham
Assistant Film Editors - Barry Taylor, Debra Gail
Production Mixer - Herman Lewis
Music Scoring Mixer - Danny Wallin
Re-Recording Mixers - Vern Poore, C.A.S., Dick Alexander, C.A.S, Andy MacDonald, C.A.S.
Assistant Art Director - Scott Ritenour, Jr.
Set Decorator - Stuart Reiss
Set Designer - Harold Fuhrman
Camera Operators - Kenny Peach, Jr., Fred Smith
Special Effects - Howard Jensen
Underwater Photography - Jack Cooperman
Location Manager - Gene Fioramonti
Orchestrations - Leonard Niehaus
Production Secretary - Nancy Claycomb
Property Master - Sam Moore
Gaffer - Larry Gilhooly
Makeup Artists - Tony Lloyd, Don Schoenfeld, Tom Ellingwood, Chuck Crafts
Hair Stylists - Darby Hoppin, Lola Skip McNalley, Don Sheldon
Lead Man - John Walker
Assistant Property Masters - Nick Moudakis, Patrick Salamunovich
Assistant Director Trainee - Joe Ingraffia
Executive Secretary to Irwin Allen - Jane Koltvet
Men's Wardrobe - Dick James
Women's Wardrobe - Kathleen McCandless
Transportation Captain - Pat Desmond
Boat Master - Pete Peterson
Opticals - Cinema Research
Titles - Pacific Title
Still Photography - John Monte
Negative Cutting - Donah Bassett


Alternative Titles

Brazil: Dramático Reencontro no Poseidon
Denmark: Poseidons Hemmelighed
France: Le dernier secret du poseidon
Germany: Jagd auf die Poseidon
Hungary: Poszeidon Kaland
Italy: L'inferno Sommerso
Japan: ポセイドン・アドベンチャー2 (translates as "Poseidon Adventure 2")
Poland: Po tragedii Posejdona
Portugal: Para Além da Aventura do Poseidon
Spain: Más allá del Poseidón


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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Blu-Ray


Released on 12th September 2023 (in the US) is the blu-ray set Irwin Allen: Master of Disaster Collection featuring 7 television and theatrical release movies. The set features the following movies: The Poseidon Adventure, When Time Ran Out, Fire, Flood, Cave-In, Hanging by a Thread, and The Night the Bridge Fell Down.

Irwin Allen: Master of Disaster Collection Blu-Ray Set

Irwin Allen: Master of Disaster Collection Blu-Ray set at Amazon US (#ad)

Irwin Allen: Master of Disaster Collection Blu-Ray set at Amazon UK (#ad)


Warner Video poster promoting their video releases for Irwin Allen's 1970s productions

Colourful poster for Warner Video promoting their video releases for Irwin Allen's 1970s productions Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, When Time Ran Out, Flood, and Fire.



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Shirley Knight, Hannah Meredith in Irwin Allen's Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, passed away on 22nd April 2020, aged 83. She was a double Oscar nominee for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) and Sweet Bird of Youth (1962).

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Shirley Knight

NEW YORK - MARCH 07, 2010: Actress Shirley Knight attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences New York Oscar night party at GILT at The New York Palace Hotel on March 7, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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