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The Poseidon Adventure (2005 TV Movie) (Full Screen Edition)
The Poseidon Adventure
2005 TV Movie
Actors: Adam Baldwin, Rutger Hauer, Steve Guttenberg, Bryan Brown, C. Thomas Howell
Director: John Putch
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2006     2hr 54min

This high-intesity visually stunning story will get pulses racing as a luxury liner carrying 3700 passengers suffers 2 terrorist-induced blasts that turn the poseidon belly up & send everyone on board scrambling for a way ...  more »

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Actors: Adam Baldwin, Rutger Hauer, Steve Guttenberg, Bryan Brown, C. Thomas Howell
Director: John Putch
Creators: David Wicht, Frank Q. Dobbs, H. Daniel Gross, Jon Brown, Larry Levinson, Bryce Zabel, Paul Gallico
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Peter Weller, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Platinum Disc
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 02/07/2006
Original Release Date: 11/20/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 11/20/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 2hr 54min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Vernon P. (Merlin)
Reviewed on 7/27/2012...
If you think you want to watch an epic disaster movie set in the ocean, don't get this. The better choice would be the 1972 movie by the same name - an absolute classic with an all-star cast delivering their absolute best.
Kimberley P. (lostthecreek) from FLORENCE, AL
Reviewed on 11/8/2009...
Not as good as the original or the newest one made. However, if you can forget about the other movies and judge it by itself then it is a good movie. This was made for TV by Hallmark so you don't have to worry about your children watching it.
Lee B. from HANOVER, PA
Reviewed on 3/13/2009...
If you liked the original, you'll love this! It has more of a story line, and the special effects are great!
1 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.

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Ever get this SINKING feeling
Bennet Pomerantz | Seabrook, Maryland | 05/09/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Ever felt you been here before and yet not...Deja vu, right? NO, it's a bad remake of a classic disaster film.

32 years later, Hallmark Entertainment tries to do a mini series of the Poseidon with modern day updates. Instead of a tidal wave, it is a bomb that inverts the ship upside down. The cop character is now a homeland security agent (Adam Baldwin) dragging a terrorist through the wreckage of the ship to justice. The priest is now a Bishop (Rutger Hauer). The Red Button character from the first movie, now played by Bryan Brown, is now married to singer, an International Idol pop star. The smart kid from the first film is now a junior Speilburg with a video cam that never runs out of battery life. The young girl (Pamela Sue Martin character in the first film) is now the daughter of Steve Guttenberg, a cheating family man who is headed for divorce. Peter Weller is the Captain who character name is the same as the original book's author (Paul Gallico)...a nice touch! You can not fault the actors, they do the best they can with this would blame the script writer who could not make this chestnut revised without treading too close of repeating the deepness of the original

There are a few additions to the remake that does not make this sail any better. Alex (ER) Kingston is a sort of federal international rescue head, the role seem so added at the last minute. A ship's doctor (C. Thomas Howell) who reminds me of DR Bricker from Love Boat.

However, this watered down soap opera is not better than the original in a longer many ways it drags down the audience in this watered down version. In someways, it seem like a LOVE BOAT episode with dramatic melodrama and adventure added in the mix. If you saw the first, most of the same things happen with few changes. The last shot is the ship sinking..THANK GOD NO SEQUAL!

So you want that sinking feeling again, get the originally 1972 film with Gene Hackman, Red Button, Shelly Winters, Ernest Borgnine and Stella Stevens. The Poseidon Adventure (Special Edition). However This remake misses the epic adventure mark by miles.

Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD"
Terrible remake of the disaster classic
Joseph Haggard Jr. | 05/21/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Before "Poseidon" hit theaters, this TV-movie remake of Irwin Allen's 1972 disaster film classic aired on NBC this past November. Of course having seen and enjoyed the original "Poseidon Adventure", I had to see this one. In the end, I wish I hadn't.

This TV-movie version is absolutely bad filmmaking. It's as simple as that. Bad acting, bad writing, bad directing, and bad special effects. So many of the original film's scenes are replayed here, and the changes that were made were absolutely wrongheaded. For example, the one big change that was made here was how the ship capsizes: instead of a giant tidal wave it's a terrorist blast that sends the ship upside down. To have the ship turn over by a terrorist blast instead of a giant tidal wave was a very big mistake. This was a change that I found totally inappropriate. But that's not all. The movie wastes a fine cast of actors (from Rutger Hauer to Steve Guttenberg to Peter Weller) who are all powerless to stop this film from self-destructing. The writing and directing look as if they were done by amateurs. But the worst thing about it are the lousy special effects, which look absolutely cheap in this film, especially in the fiery climax.

I want to make a point at how bad this film is. I don't know if it was the filmmakers behind this junk or the executives at NBC who decided on this but when this movie first aired last November it aired on one night over three hours (with commercials). Originally, this film was supposed to air as a two-parter (four hours over two nights), because that's the version you get on DVD. So this was cut by 40 minutes before making its network debut. I've seen both versions, and either version won't make any difference because they're both bad.

The new feature film remake "Poseidon" isn't a great film but at least it has better special effects than this one. It also has better actors too, and a director (Wolfgang Petersen) who knows how to make exciting movies (even though his "Poseidon" remake isn't as good as his previous movies). So if you have to choose between which remake to watch, see "Poseidon" and skip "The Poseidon Adventure" TV-movie.

But my real advice is all too obvious: stick with the original 1972 movie."
I'll give it TWO STARS for the BEDROOM SCENE
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 05/13/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This tepid remake of the Irwin Allen original features only one thing worth mentioning: the topsy-turvy rollover scene between Steve Guttenberg's character and his shipboard mistress as the two are in the midst of a "secret rendezvous." The sight of the tumbling pair, along with the cabin's furniture and other appointments, is good for a snicker or two.

The computer imagery of the overturning ship, as well as the other "special effects," is about as wooden as a deck chair from the Titanic."