The Poseidon Adventure
Director: Ronald Neame Run Time: 117 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 1972
Starring: Carol Lynley, Stella Stevens, Ernest Borgnine, Gene Hackman, Jack Albertson, Leslie Neilson, Red Buttons, Roddy MacDowell, Shelly Winters
All aboard the SS Poseidon’s final voyage as Nitehawk sets sail for 1974’s POSEIDON ADVENTURE!
It’s New Year’s Eve on the high seas and there’s a big rogue wave coming to destroy all of the fun. Making one last voyage, the old luxury liner ”SS Poseidon” has left New York City towards Athens when she gets overturned by a freak wave leaving passengers and crew trapped inside. Poseidon Adventure follows a rebellious preacher as he tries to lead a small group of survivors to safety…and air! The cast is a veritable who’s who of awesome: Leslie Neilson, Ernest Borgnine, Shelly Winters, Gene Hackman, Red Buttons, Roddy MacDowell, and Jack Albertson (aka “Grandpa Joe” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory). Don’t stay on dry land and miss hugely successful, cult favorite.
Part of Nitehawk’s April WHEN NATURE ATTACKS brunch series.