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* DoomedHurtGuy: Acres' hurt leg pretty much means he's a goner the minute the injury becomes apparent. [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, he ends up falling to his death down a shaft.]]


** [[spoiler:Belle Rosen dies of a heart attack]] just as rescuers are cutting through the hull to reach the survivors.

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** [[spoiler:Belle Rosen [[DeathByIrony dies of a heart attack]] attack]]]] just as rescuers are cutting through the hull to reach the survivors.

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* AndStarring: "and Creator/LeslieNielsen as The Captain".


* PantyShot: Linda Rogo many times, as she spends the 2nd half of the film wearing only a button-down shirt, and panties, [[{{Fanservice}} which get soaking wet.]] Averted with Susan, who [[ModestyShorts had shorts on under her skirt]].

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* PantyShot: Linda Rogo many times, as she spends the 2nd half a majority of the film wearing only a man's button-down shirt, and shirt over panties, [[{{Fanservice}} which get soaking wet.]] Averted with Susan, who [[ModestyShorts had shorts on under her skirt]].



* TagalongKid: Robin's somewhat a mixture of this and BrattyHalfPint. Somewhat averted in that he arguably is the one who knows the most about the ship.

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* TagalongKid: Robin's somewhat a mixture of this and (from his sister's standpoint, at least) BrattyHalfPint. Somewhat averted in that he arguably is the one who knows the most about the ship.


* YourCheatingHeart: The married Martin was having a fling with a woman aboard the ship prior to the disaster. The knowledge that she likely drowned in her cabin causes him to be plagued with SurvivorGuilt throughout the novel.

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* YourCheatingHeart: The married Martin was having a fling with a woman aboard the ship fellow passenger prior to the disaster. The knowledge that she likely drowned in her cabin causes plagues him to be plagued with SurvivorGuilt throughout the novel.


* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Jane Shelby gives her husband one of these after Robin's disappearance.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Jane Shelby gives her husband one of these after Robin's disappearance.[[spoiler:Robin's disappearance]].

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* IdiotBall: The Captain seems to be firmly holding on to one, as many of his actions leading up to the wave hitting the ship simply don't make any sense for an experienced sea captain. He sees the wave on the radar screen and he's clearly disturbed. He immediately asks if the ship is all battened down, (i.e. that all watertight doors are closed) asks the radio operator to check to see if there has been any recent seismic activity in the area, and orders the lookout in the crow's nest to keep a sharp lookout in the direction of the radar signal. He ''clearly'' suspects that a rogue wave is heading towards the ship. However, upon learning this, he doesn't tell the company representative who's been urging him to go too fast and not take on ballast to go fuck himself, which would have been perfectly justified. The proper course of action for him to have taken upon seeing all the evidence would have been to order the Poseidon to immediately turn towards the wave and begin taking on ballast, tell all passengers to prepare for an emergency, and order a distress signal sent. If he'd lived through the capsizing, he in all probability would have found himself on trial for criminal negligence.

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* GallowsHumor: While waiting for the Reverend to scout the kitchen, Mr. Martin asks Rogo what the other survivors should do. Rogo snarkily suggests they get out their hymnals and sing "Nearer My God to Thee". That what was supposedly the last song played by the ship's band of the ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic'' when she sank.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Both Mr. and Mrs. Rogo who bitch and moan pretty much the whole journey, but quietly comfort the other survivors and keep them moving.


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* ManlyTears: Reverend Scott weeps over the death of [[spoiler:Belle]] and Mr. Rogo cries when [[spoiler:Linda]] bites it.


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* NotSoDifferent: Reverend Scott pointedly tells Rogo they don't get along because Rogo sees a reflection of himself in Scott and he doesn't like what he sees.

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* BareYourMidriff: Celeste’s outfit has a tied-off shirt showing her midriff.

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* HopeSpot: Said by Mr. Rogo [[spoiler:after his wife dies in front of him]]. He'd actually started to believe Scott that they were going to survive.


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* TooDumbToLive: Pretty much all the other survivors besides the main group. First the people in the dining room refuse to even try and escape and decide to wait for rescue even after Reverend Scott points out the obvious: that the ship has capsized and is definitely going to sink. Then they later meet another group of survivors being lead by the ship's doctor towards the bow of the ship. Again, Scott points out the obvious: the ship is sinking bow first. Neither group listens and they drown as a result.


* BaldOfEvil: Svevo (naturally, he ''is'' played by Telly Savalas).

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* BaldOfEvil: Svevo (naturally, he ''is'' played by Telly Savalas).Creator/TellySavalas).


* AndStarring: Creator/PeterWeller. Some bait to draw you in is featured in the trailer when they refer to him as "Oscar nominee Peter Weller."

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* AndStarring: Creator/PeterWeller. Some bait to draw you in is featured in the trailer when they refer to him as "Oscar nominee Peter Weller."



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Several characters to a certain extent.



** And then comes the sad case of [[spoiler:Linda Rogo, who rebels and tries to find her own way during the climb through "Mount Poseidon" in the Engine Room. In the darkness, she loses her balance and falls to her death on a piece of steel below, impaling her through the chest.]]

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** And then comes the sad case of [[spoiler:Linda Rogo, who rebels and tries to find her own way during the climb through "Mount Poseidon" in the Engine Room. In the darkness, she loses her balance and falls to her death on a piece of steel below, impaling her through the chest.]]

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* ModestyShorts: Susan


* LighterAndSofter: Relatively speaking, of course (this is still a disaster story we're talking about), but the movie prunes away a lot of the more unpleasant elements of the original novel.

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* LighterAndSofter: Relatively speaking, of course (this -- this is still a disaster story we're talking about), about -- but the movie prunes away a lot of the more unpleasant elements of the original novel.

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