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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Reviews

Caine has this remarkable ability to survive Allen's alleged creativity. He's managed to keep his career going despite this movie and THE SWARM, which, in itself, is a tribute to his immense personal charm. Not so for Allen, who has become a schlockmeister of disaster and bad taste. You can always tell an Allen film, even without looking at the credits. A name cast, a terrible event, and dialog that ranges from boring to embarrassing. Here is Gallico's same premise as a luxury liner gets hit by tidal wave (odd that it hasn't affected the cruise line business at all). Caine, Malden, and Field battle Savalas for salvage rights; an explosion occurs, and they're all stuck inside the boat. The whole thing is soggy cardboard. (Sequel to THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE.)