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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 (led by STACY FERGUSON, aka FERGIE of the BLACK EYED PEAS) 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 wall of water over 150 feet high, bearing down on them. 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.
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Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Virtual Studios, a Radiant Production / Next Entertainment / Irwin Allen Productions / Synthesis Entertainment Production of a Wolfgang Petersen film: Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas and Richard Dreyfuss star in Poseidon, also starring Jacinda Barrett, Emmy Rossum, Mike Vogel, Mia Maestro, Jimmy Bennett and Andre Braugher. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen from a screenplay by Mark Protosevich, based on the novel by Paul Gallico, Poseidon is produced by Wolfgang Petersen, Duncan Henderson, Mike Fleiss and Akiva Goldsman. Kevin Burns, Jon Jashni, Sheila Allen and Benjamin Waisbren are the executive producers. John Seale, A.C.S., A.S.C., is the director of photography; William Sandell, the production designer; and Peter Honess, A.C.E., the editor. Music by Klaus Badelt. Costumes designed by Erica Edell Phillips. Poseidon will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. Rated PG-13 by the MPPA for “intense prolonged sequences of disaster and peril.” Soundtrack album on A&M Records.
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POSEIDON prize package will
The Grand Prize Winner will receive
• 1 Jacket
• 1 Watch
• 1 Poseidon Soundtrack from A&M Records featuring two new songs performed by Fergie titled “Won’t Let You Fall: and “Bailamos” as well as score music composed by Klaus Badelt.
• 1 Logitech PlayStation Portable Case
• 1 Logitech PlayStation Portable Speakers
• 1 Logitech PlayStation Portable Skin Kit and the very cool Poseidon skin.
5 Second Place winners will each receive
• 1 Poseidon Swim Team Tees
• 1 Poseidon Garment Washed Sandwich Visor Hats
• 1 Poseidon Continental Navy Crew Tees
• 1 Porthole Shaped Magnifier Paperweights
• 1 Flashlights
All you have to do is enter your information below starting April 28th thru May 15th. We'll draw names randomly on May 16th, 2006.Winners will be notified by E-mail. Only one entry per e-mail address will be accepted, and multiple entrants may be disqualified. Employees, agents, consultants and other advisors of blackfilm.com, Inc. are not eligible to participate in this contest. No one under -3 is eligible. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. GOOD LUCK!
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