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'Beyond the Poseidon Adventure'
"Beyond the Poseidon Adventure"
The 1972 "The Poseidon Adventure," about a group of brave survivors of a toppled ocean liner who find their way to safety, is one of the great popcorn disaster films of all time. Just watching Shelley Winters swim underwater to the save the group is worth the price of admission. But this 1979 sequel is one big disaster -- drowning in bad acting, directing and writing. Irwin Allen is back as producer, and he gathered another stellar cast -- Sally Field, Michael Caine, Telly Savalas, Shirley Knight, Karl Malden, Shirley Jones, Peter Boyle and Jack Warden. But they can barely tread water.