The Abyss (1989)

Directed by
James Cameron

After Aliens, James Cameron took to the ocean's depths for this sci-fi thriller.

Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio star as Bud and Lindsey Brigman, a husband-and-wife team running the rescue rig that's trying to get to a nuclear submarine that's gone down on the lip of one of the world's deepest sea trenches.

But when psychotic Navy SEAL commander Lt Hiram Coffey launches a nuclear warhead into the trench, they discover they are not alone.

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Also known as "The Abyss: Special Edition"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 160 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1989

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Ed HarrisEd Harris...Virgil Brigman
Image for Mary Elizabeth MastrantonioMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio...Lindsey Brigman
Image for Michael BiehnMichael Biehn...Lt. Hiram Coffey
Leo Burmester...Catfish De Vries
Todd Graff...Alan Carnes
John Bedford Lloyd...Jammer Willis
J.C. Quinn...Arliss Dawson
Kimberly Scott...Lisa Standing
Captain Kidd Brewer Jr....Lew Finler
George Robert Klek...Wilhite
Christopher Murphy...Schoenick SEAL Team Member
Adam Nelson...Ensign Monk SEAL Team Member
Dick Warlock...Dwight Perry
Jimmie Ray Weeks...Leland McBride
J. Kenneth Campbell...DeMarco