Thats because the set was built like an upside-down ship with, Howell says, a Christmas tree bolted on the ceiling and what Guttenberg describes as a giant bingo spinner capable of turning entire rooms over as they filled with water.
Howell says he was intrigued by the set, especially because his father was a stuntman on the original 1972 film. However, he and Guttenberg didnt have crewmembers turn rooms around in between takes because being in four-and-a-half feet of water in a seven-foot room tends to inspire claustrophobia.
The Poseidon Adventure airs Nov. 20 on NBC and Guttenberg predicts it will be a success because, in his words, Its always fun to see people trapped in a box.
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