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The Poseidon Adventure

After a cruise ship named the Poseidon capsizes because of a tidal wave, a small group of survivors lead by a rebellious preacher (Gene Hackman), climb their way up to the bottom of the boat in the hopes of being rescued. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 117
Theater Release: 12 Dec 1972
Video Release: 03 Apr 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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The Poseidon Adventure is rated PG:

Director: Ronald Neame
Cast: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters
Studio: 1972 Twentieth Century Fox

Detailed Review

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Why Is The Poseidon Adventure Rated PG?

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