Director: Wolfgang Petersen Cast: Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Jacinda Barrett

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Set adrift in the vast waters of the North Atlantic for a luxury New Year's Eve party staged in the ship's magnificent ballroom, the massive ocean-liner Poseidon receives an unexpected jolt when a rogue, 100-foot wave rolls it completely upside down, forcing the surviving passengers to fight their way to safety in Das Boot director Wolfgang Petersen's waterlogged blockbuster. Trapped beneath the waterline and implored by the captain to remain in place until a rescue team arrives, the panicked survivors struggle to keep their cool as the water begins to rush in, infernos blaze all around, and a loss of electricity plunges the doomed vessel into total darkness. Seasoned gambler Dylan Johns (Josh Lucas) isn't willing to wage his life on the prompt arrival of help, though, and as he attempts to navigate the treacherous, inverted maze of death, he is flanked by desperate band of like-minded seafarers including eight-year-old Conor (Jimmy Bennett) and his mother, Maggie (Jacinda Barrett), reticent stowaway Elena (Mía Maestro), suicidal Richard (Richard Dreyfus), and concerned father Robert (Kurt Russell), whose missing daughter may still be somewhere onboard along with her frightened fiancé. With a little luck and a little help from onboard waiter Marco (Freddy Rodriguez), the desperate team may just live to see the morning after.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2006
UPC: 0012569736580
Original Release: 2006
Rating: PG-13
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 34,672

Special Features

Closed Caption; Poseidon: A Ship on a Soundstage: The Complexities of Making a Modern Adventure Movie; Theatrical trailer; Languages & subtitles: English, Français (dubbed in Quebec) & Español (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Josh Lucas Dylan Johns
Kurt Russell Robert Ramsey
Jacinda Barrett Maggie James
Richard Dreyfuss Richard Nelson
Emmy Rossum Jennifer Ramsey
Mía Maestro Elena
Mike Vogel Christian
Kevin Dillon Lucky Larry
Freddy Rodriguez Valentin
Jimmy Bennett Conor James
Stacy Ferguson Gloria
Andre Braugher Capt. Michael Bradford
Kirk B.R. Woller Chief Officer Reynolds
Kelly McNair Emily
Gabe Jarret 1st Officer Chapman
David Reivers John
Gordon Thomson Jay
Jan Munroe Nick
Caroline Lagerfelt Mary
Jess G. Henecke Security Officer
Kimberly Patterson Poker Dealer
D. Anthony Boone Deejay
David Dittmer Nightclub Hotty
Andy Deal Wine Steward
Valerie Azlynn Passenger #1
Carrie Frymer Passenger #2
Beverly Overstreet Passenger #3
Vincent DePaul Passenger #4
Rachel Vander Woude Woman on Cell
William Ross Conductor

Technical Credits
Wolfgang Petersen Director,Producer
Laura Albert Stunts
Gregory P. Alcus Set Decoration/Design
Sheila Allen Executive Producer
Todd Arnow Co-producer
Brian Avery Stunts
Mike Avery Stunts
Klaus Badelt Score Composer
Lena Baran Stunts
Robin Beauchesne Makeup
Chino Binamo Stunts
Bob Moore Costumes/Costume Designer
Pablo Borges Costumes/Costume Designer
Christopher Briggs Co-producer
Logan Brown Stunts
Kevin Burns Executive Producer
Keith Campbell Stunts
Stacey Carino Stunts
John Casino Stunts
Nicole Chavez Costumes/Costume Designer
Fernando Chien Stunts
Jeff Chumas Stunts
James M. Churchman Stunts
Harry Cohen Special Effects
Eliza Coleman Stunts
Geovanny Corvera Stunts
Sophia Crawford Stunts
Maureen Crowe Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Daniels Stunts
Alice I. Daniels Costumes/Costume Designer
Darrell Davis Stunts
Wolfram de Marco Musical Arrangement
Samuel Dickerson Executive Producer
Danny Downey Stunts
Timothy M. Earls Set Decoration/Design
Greg W. Elam Stunts
Kofi W. Elam Stunts
Jeannie Epper Stunts
Peter Epstein Stunts
Kendall Errair Costumes/Costume Designer
Zachary Fannin Set Decoration/Design
Greg Fitzpatrick Stunts
Mike Fleiss Producer
Colin Follenweider Stunts
Elizabeth Frank Costumes/Costume Designer
John Frazier Special Effects Supervisor
Luke Freeborn Art Director
Miranda Garrison Choreography
Mickey Giacomazzi Stunts
Daniel B. Gold Camera Operator
Akiva Goldsman Producer
Adrian H. Gorton Set Decoration/Design
Al Goto Stunts
Tad Griffith Stunts
Duncan Henderson Producer
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Toby Holguin Stunts
Peter Honess Editor
Ian Honeyman Musical Arrangement
Casey Hotchkiss Camera Operator
Chris Howell Stunts
Lawrence Hubbs Set Decoration/Design
Barbara Huber Associate Producer
Industrial Light & Magic Animator
Kevin Ishioka Art Director
Joel Iwataki Sound Mixer
Terry Jackson Stunts
Jon Jashni Executive Producer
Jane Jenkins Casting
Brandon Johnson Stunts
K.N.B. EFX Group Makeup Special Effects
David Kelson Sound/Sound Designer
Henry Kingi Stunts
Horace Knight Stunts
Theo Kypri Stunts
Cheryl Lawson Stunts
Oakley Lehman Stunts
Willie Leong Stunts
Michelle Lewitt Casting
Michael Li Stunts
Dennis Liddiard Makeup
Kevin Loo Set Decoration/Design
Mathew Lorenceau Stunts
Kurt Lott Stunts
Diana Lupo Stunts
Josh Lusby Set Decoration/Design
Brian Machleit Stunts
Tobias Marberger Musical Arrangement
Sarah Mays Makeup
Buck McDancer Stunts
Sonia Izzolena McDancer Stunts
Steve McLaughlin Sound Mixer
Rick Miller Stunts
Kimberly Miller Co-producer
Christopher Mitchell Animator
Anthony Molinari Stunts
Heidi Moneymaker Stunts
Cynthia Morrill Costumes/Costume Designer
Desma Murphy Art Director
Tadahiro Nakamura Stunts
Greg Nelson Makeup
Chris Newlander Costumes/Costume Designer
Valerie O'Brien Costumes/Costume Designer
Chris Palermo Stunts
Erica Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Vanessa Vander Pluym Stunts
Jeryd Pojawa Set Decoration/Design
Mark Protosevich Screenwriter
Andrew Raiher Musical Arrangement
Diana Rathbun Producer
Dana Reed Stunts
Brad Ricker Art Director
Tim Rigby Stunts
Gilbert Rosales Stunts
Kerry Rossall Stunts
Sandy Rowden Makeup
William Sandell Production Designer
Ann Scibelli Special Effects
John Seale Cinematographer
Lori Seaman Stunts
Senna Shanti Costumes/Costume Designer
Craig Silva Stunts
Hayley Stuppel Costumes/Costume Designer
Mike Thomas Camera Operator
Clark Tucker Stunts
Peter Turner Stunts
Pete Turner Stunts
Steve Upton Stunts
Stella Vaccaro Set Decoration/Design
Rebecca Lynn Wachtel Makeup
Benjamin Waisbren Executive Producer
Michelle Lewitt Ward Casting
Timothy Wegman Costumes/Costume Designer
Darlene Ava Williams Stunts
Huck Wirtz Animator
Dean Wolcott Set Decoration/Design
John R. Woodward Asst. Director
Boni Yanagisawa Stunts
Bob Yerkes Stunts
Merritt Yohnka Stunts
John Zdankiewicz Animator
Zoe Bell Stunts

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Poseidon
1. Credits [3:32]
2. Shipboard Encounters [3:45]
3. New Years's Eve [4:55]
4. Something's Off [3:05]
5. Capsized [4:33]
6. Ballroom Survivors [4:30]
7. A Plan and a Map [3:42]
8. Elevator Shift [5:57]
9. Freeing Christian [4:06]
10. Unlucky Larry [4:50]
11. Fire Hose Gambit [3:19]
12. Ballroom Breach [1:30]
13. Air Shaft Climb [:24]
14. Ballast Tank [6:53]
15. Out of Breath [4:32]
16. Cut off From the Bow [4:59]
17. Separate Ways [3:59]
18. Conor's Tight Spot [3:40]
19. Sacrifice and Rescue [3:18]
20. Propeller Suction [4:24]
21. Survivors [3:48]
22. End Credits [5:12]

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Poseidon 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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I loved this movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome movie. Pretty good effects, except for the wave. The screenplay was also pretty good. I wouldn't recommend this movie for younger kids, as their quite a bit of violence, death, and the showing of corpses. The camera focuses to much on the carnage inside the ship. It shows just a little too much suffering on the journey. The acting is pretty good. I think they should have kept more of the original movie, like having an elderly couple in the cast and keeping the Christmas tree. The movie shows how selfish people can be. One of the characters says, "To hell with everybody else! I'm getting out of here!" The guy who says this is supposed to be a hero!!! The movie also shows how selfless people can be. The father/former mayor/firefighter risks his life multiple times to save the rest of the group and eventually loses his life trying to stop the propellor. Overall, Poseidon was pretty good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie!!! I would recommend it to anyone over 13. It has everything you are looking for!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The only reason to really watch "Poseidon" is that Josh Lucas looks nice in a tux. I can suspend my disbelief as much as the next moviegoer, but this is just stupid. Yes, nice special effects, but please tell me what do the women in this film do? Dylan knows ships from his Navy days, Ramsey is a former fireman, even the boyfriend knows something about ships. But the women are apparently sharing a single brain cell -- and it ain't workin'. The ship rolls and no one -- like, say, the captain -- thinks the little glass bubble of a ballroom may break? There are several other things that make you think "What the HECK?!" Most 8-year-olds aren't gonna stray from their parents' sides, and their parents aren't gonna let them, yet Conor does so repeatedly. Secondly, if you can hold your breath underwater for 2-3 minutes, then you're an Olympic gold medal-winning synchronized swimmer. And, what about the two towels, neatly spread out on the floor after the ship has flipped UPSIDE DOWN! (Where was continuity on this set?) Also, if you're in the water, which conducts electricity, and there's a button dangling from a wire, naturally you're going to ... ? And, after all of this, what's waiting after escaping the ship? And the rescue happens how fast? I had fun with certain elements of "Poseidon," but there was no character development -- how can you keep Richard Dreyfuss and Andre Braugher from showing you how wonderful they are? I had more fun watching it over and over just to find all the crazy stuff that made no sense.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Poseidon was an excellent movie. The script wasn't very well written, but the plot was excellent. I do miss the Christmas tree from the original, and the special effects were cheesy, but overall, it was an excellent movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie and wanted to watch it over and over! I especially love movies with shipwrecks and such, so this movie was perfect! I've recommended this movie to all my friends!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed this movie in the theaters. not sure why it wasn't a bigger hit. the special effects were very good and it was entertaining. gotta love a good big boat sinking movie! only disappointing thing, in my opinion, not a good theme song. all good boat sinking movies need a good theme song...ie The Morning After-Poseidon Adventure. My Heart will go on and on-Titanic. Maybe that's why this movie wasn't more sucessful....bad theme song.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this movie! There were a lot of dead people but sure, when a ship goes upside down a lot of things are gunna fall on people! I loved absolutely everything about this movie! it was very entertaining! I think there should be a second one! Overall this movie was EXCELLENT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
While watching Poseidon in the cinemia I thought that in the beginging it will be action packed fun!!! I was semi correct watching the beginging you thought it was gonna be funny sweet and fun, but it was not funny sweet or fun,it was way to in yourface and you just see dead people every where and it was just OK. I would no recomend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie itself is pretty much an empty vessel, though it is certainly a product of its time. Trivial concerns such as story and character are jettisoned in favor of elaborate and expensive sets and CGI special effects. Like so many CGI blockbusters, human interaction is merely a bothersome detail the real focus being on the violent extermination of masses of nameless, faceless victims. And once again, Hollywood has mistaken technological gimmickry for storytelling skill. When the film does try to escape from tired predictability it bites off for more than it can chew. The capsizing sequence was stunning, but so many areas of the ship were highlighted in such a short time that I never really felt I was part of the action. We witness the galley bursting into flames and everybody being burnt to a crispy critter. Elevators come crashing down, people are falling and dying all over the place, dead bodies float all throughout the ship and outside the ship, and it's one big mess. There was no Christmas tree!?! The Christmas tree played a pivotal role in the original film ... from passengers falling into it during the capsizing ... to it unexpectedly crashing down ... to the survivors climbing it (and Mrs. Rosen getting stuck in the spokes) ... to it falling back into the flooding Dining Room when panic ensues! Why leave it out entirely when there are so many cinematic possibilities? Instead the characters in the new film "sneak out" of the Ballroom using some stacked chairs. There is absolutely no plea for others to join them even though they know that anyone left behind may die. I suppose it says something about today's society ... "I'm getting out of here -- to hell with everyone else!" But these guys are supposed to be the heroes in the film? The film has no sense of humanity, let alone a sense of humor about the absurdity of the entire premise. I suppose that the filmmakers wanted this to be like the remake of KING KONG, an eye-popping, special effects reinvention of a well-worn story. But, instead, POSEIDON ends up being like the woefully unnecessary remake of PSYCHO: there was no need, demand or purpose for this film to exist and the filmmakers reveal they have no apparent clue as to why the original is loved in the first place. That's what happens when you set sail without a compass you just get lost at sea.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this movie, but Josh Lucas flirted with death too many times to live. And what was waiting in the water for the survivors when they reached the outside was just too lame.
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