Updated: August 04, 2006
POSEIDON MOVIE COLLECTIBLES #01
Poseidon movie collectible memorabilia Original Studio Promo Items!!!
"Poseidon" opens in theaters on May 12th 2006.
Plot Summary: It's New Year's Eve and festivities have begun aboard the
luxury cruise ship Poseidon, at sea in the North Atlantic.
One of the finest vessels of its kind, Poseidon stands more than 20
stories tall, boasts 800 staterooms and 13 passenger decks.
Tonight, many of the ship's guests have gathered to greet the new year
in style in the magnificent Main Ballroom. They raise champagne glasses
as Captain Bradford (Andre Braugher) delivers a holiday toast and the
band rolls into a version of Auld Lang Syne.
Meanwhile, on the bridge, the Chief Officer senses that something is wrong.
Scanning the horizon, he sees it – a Rogue Wave; a monstrous wall of water
over one hundred feet high, bearing down on them with tremendous speed.
He tries to steer the ship away from maximum impact but it's too late.
The wave strikes with colossal force, pitching the ship heavily to port before
rolling it completely upside down. Passengers and crew are thrown into free fall,
crushed by debris or dragged into the sea as water bursts in through shattered
windows. Supports collapse, broken gas lines ignite flash fires and lights fail,
leaving vast sections of the ship in darkness and chaos.
In its aftermath a few hundred survivors are left to huddle in the still-intact
Main Ballroom, now resting below the waterline. They should stay together, the
captain maintains, and wait here for rescue.
One man, professional gambler Dylan Johns (Josh Lucas), prefers to test the odds
alone. Ignoring orders, he prepares to exit the Ballroom and find his own way to
safety, but is collared by nine-year-old Conor (Jimmy Bennett), who asks that
Dylan take him and his mother Maggie (Jacinda Barrett) along. Fast behind them is
Robert Ramsey (Kurt Russell), anxious to search for his daughter Jennifer
(Emmy Rossum) and her fiancé Christian (Mike Vogel). Only an hour earlier this
young couple had found it impossible to tell him they were engaged and now face
much graver challenges.
Wary of alliances, Dylan reluctantly leads the small band of survivors upward
through the bowels of the ship. Those who choose to join them rather than wait
below include a shy stowaway (Mia Maestro), a suicidal man (Richard Dreyfuss) who
re-discovers his will to live and a young waiter with knowledge of the ship's
layout (Freddy Rodriguez).
Determined to fight their way to the surface, they must forge a path together
through layers of wreckage as the ship continues to sink. Bonds form quickly in
this journey of vertical climbs, dead ends and sheer drops. And trust proves vital.
(*) Very clever marketing on this film!