The Poseidon Adventure (1972 movie)

The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American disaster movie directed by Ronald Neame , produced by Irwin Allen , and is based Paul Gallico ‘s eponymous 1969 novel . It features anensemble cast , including five Academy Award winners: Gene Hackman , Ernest Borgnine , Jack Albertson , Shelley Winters , and Red Buttons . Parts of the movie were filmed aboard the RMS Queen Mary . The plot centers on the fictional SS Poseidonan old luxury liner on her final trip from New York City to Athens before being sent to the scrapyard. On New Year’s Eve , she is overturned by a tsunami . Passengers and crew are trapped inside, and a rebellious preacher attempts to lead a small group of survivors to safety.

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