Cinema: The Deep Six

THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE

Directed by RONALD NEAME

Screenplay by STIRLING SILLIPHANT

and WENDALL MAYES

The S.S. Poseidon, bound from New York to Athens on her last voyage, is struck by "an enormous wall of water" and capsizes out of sight of land. Many passengers are killed immediately, others die slowly of injuries sustained during the first impact or in subsequent, secondary disasters such as floodings and explosions. The only slim hope of survival is to crawl torturously up through the gutted bowels of the ship toward the hull, where the steel is thinnest, hoping that...