The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.

  1. Ronald Neame


  2. Paul Gallico


  3. Stirling Silliphant


  4. Wendell Mayes


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gene Hackman

    Gene Hackman

    Reverend Scott

  2. Ernest Borgnine

    Ernest Borgnine

    Mike Rogo

  3. Red Buttons

    Red Buttons

    James Martin

  4. Carol Lynley

    Carol Lynley

    Nonnie Parry

  5. Roddy McDowall

    Roddy McDowall


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The Poseidon Adventure
The Poseidon Adventure


Status Released

Release Information

  • December 12, 1972


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue $84,563,118.00



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