The Poseidon Adventure by Paul GallicoOn its maiden voyage, luxury ocean liner SS Poseidon is capsized by a massive undersea earthquake. A handful of survivors must fight for their lives—struggling to make it from the upper deck of the ship to the hull, the only part above water, before the ship sinks. Faced with rising water and the violence of desperate passengers and crewmembers, the group must do everything it can to survive—before time runs out. Adapted into an award-winning film by Irwin Allen, The Poseidon Adventure is a thrilling tale with timeless suspense and excitement.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paul Gallico (1897-1976) was an American novelist and sportswriter. Born in New York City, he graduated from Columbia University and became the sports editor and columnist for the New York Daily News, where he became known for asking champion boxer Jack Dempsey to spar with him during an interview. He founded the Golden Gloves amateur boxing competition, and wrote the book that inspired the movie The Pride of the Yankees, starring Gary Cooper.
Gallico is known for his short stories and novels, several of which were adapted to TV and film. His short story The Snow Goose received the O. Henry Award for short fiction; his novel Love of Seven Dolls was adapted into Lili, an Oscar-winning film.
Sign in. Watch now. An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger. Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?
Sign in. On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship. A small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. Preferring to test the odds alone, career gambler Dylan Johns ignores captain's orders to wait below for possible rescue and sets out to find his own way to safety. Along the way they are joined by a single mother and her wise-beyond-his-years son, an anxious stowaway and a despondent fellow passenger who boarded the ship not sure he wanted to live but now knows he doesn't want to die. Determined to fight their way to the surface, the group sets off through the disorienting maze of twisted steel in the upside-down wreckage.
An odd and unexpected word kept nudging its way into my mind as I sat watching "Poseidon.
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The SS Poseidon is a fictional transatlantic ocean liner that first appeared in the novel The Poseidon Adventure by Paul Gallico and later in four films based on the novel. - Poseidon is a American disaster film directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is the third film adaptation of Paul Gallico 's novel The Poseidon Adventure , and a loose remake of the film of the same name.