Revealing mistake: When the purser's safe falls through the ceiling, the ceiling metal is far too thin. Bearing in mind also, that the on the other side of the ceiling metal is supposed to be the floor of the next deck up, and that too is a thin flimsy metal, that doesn't even appear that it could support any kind of weight.
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Directed by: Irwin Allen
Starring: Michael Caine, Sally Field, Peter Boyle, Telly Savalas
Continuity mistake: When the purser's safe falls through the ceiling, we get to see the safe come to a rest, and we can see the door to the safe is still perfectly in position and still closed. The next shot looking down on the safe now shows the safe with the door now fully opened.
Captain Mike Turner: In times of real trouble, the one thing man can depend on is the sympathy of the bank.
Celeste Whitman: Are you going to kiss me now?
Captain Mike Turner: No.
Celeste Whitman: Well then let's get the hell out of here.
Castorp: Why is Crate 16 so important?
Captain Stefan Svevo: Only one other person knew the answer to that, and that's why she had to die.
Question: What caused the Poseidon to explode?
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Answer: The boilers explode due to water intake.