This picture started the disaster film craze of the 1970s, but few proved to be as successful in depicting the incredible situations, or as profitable at the box office, as THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE. Producer Allen had his biggest successes on television, where he oversaw the production of
classics including THE TIME TUNNEL and LOST IN SPACE. He brought his idea that audiences enjoy seeing dangerous, suspenseful situations, and it turned into a financial success. Though many of the situations seem totally implausible to the discerning eye, the majority of audiences were quite taken
in. During a New Year's Eve celebration aboard a luxury liner, a tidal wave capsizes th...