Nine people explore a cruise ship at sea in a manner that turns their whole lives upside down.
|吉恩·哈克曼 (Gene Hackman)||饰||Reverend Scott|
|欧内斯特·博格宁 (Ernest Borgnine)||饰||Mike Rogo|
|莱德·巴顿斯 (Red Buttons)||饰||James Martin|
|卡洛尔·琳蕾 (Carol Lynley)||饰||Nonnie Parry|
|罗迪·麦克道尔 (Roddy McDowall)||饰||Acres|
The SS Poseidon, a trans-Atlantic passenger steamship slated for retirement, is making its way across the Atlantic from New York City to Athens on its last voyage. On the bridge, company representative Linarcos (Fred Sadoff) orders the ship's master, Captain Harrison (Leslie Nielsen), to empty ballast and proceed at full speed, against the Captain's better judgement.Meanwhile, Detective Lieutenant Mike Rogo (Ernest Borgnine) and his ex-prostitute wife Linda (Stella Stevens)--seasick, like much of the passengers--receive an invitation to the captain's table. Reverend Frank Scott (Gene Hackman),…
- 声音混合： Mono (Westrex Recording System)
- 纵横比：2.20 : 1 (70 mm prin
|出品公司||Kent Productions (as Kent Productions, Inc.)|
|A Ronald Neame Film (as A Ronald Neame Film)|
|Irwin Allen Productions (as Irwin Allen's Production of)|
|二十世纪福斯公司 (presents) (as Twentieth Century-Fox)|
|发行公司||Magnetic Video (Betamax) (Video) (West Germany)|
|Centfox (1973) (Theatrical) (West Germany)|
|MGM-Fox Films (1972) (Theatrical) (Argentina)|
|R-Video (1980) (VHS) (Finland)|
|首映票房（美国）||$264,850, 17 December 1972|
- 保罗·加利科 was inspired to write his novel by a voyage he made on the Queen Mary. When he was having breakfast in the dining room, the liner was hit by a large wave, sending people and furniture crashing to the other side of the vessel. He was further inspired by a true incident which occurred aboard the Queen Mary during World War II. Packed with American troops bound for Europe, the ship was struck by a gargantuan freak wave in the North Atlantic. It was calculated that if the ship had rolled another five inches, she would have capsized like the Poseidon.
- 谢利·温特斯 gained 35 pounds for the part of Belle Rosen. Afterward, she complained that she was never able to get back to her original weight, no matter how hard she tried.
- Shot in sequence, taking advantage of the fact that the principals became dirtier and more tattered and suffered injuries - some real and some artificial - as they progressed.