The Poseidon Adventure

An ocean-going New Year’s Eve party is literally turned upside down when a wave capsizes a passenger liner in this Irwin Allen-produced classic. Gene Hackman is the priest who challenges God to save a group of imperiled passengers, played by a host of familiar faces including Supporting Actress nominee Shelley Winters. John Williams had previously worked with Allen on such TV classics as Lost in Space, and his tense music earned him an Original Score nomination. The film received nine nominations and won for the original song "The Morning After" as well as a Special Achievement Award for its Visual Effects. 

DIRECTED BY: Ronald Neame. WRITTEN BY: Stirling Silliphant, Wendell Mayes. WITH: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen. 1972. 117 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. Rated PG. 35mm. 
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