The Abyss

1989 - 138 minutes - Color - Dolby - 2.20 : 1
US release date: August 09, 1989
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Pacific Western, Lightstorm Entertainment
Budget: $69,500,000 (estimated)


An American nuclear submarine encounters an alien species, which coincidentally causes massive electrical and hydraulic malfunctions, causing the sub to crash into an underwater cliff and sink. The navy asks the workers of a nearby underwater oil rig who are joined by a number of navy SEALS to locate and investigate the cause of the crash. As the crew embark on their mission, they encounter a number of difficulties and discover that they may not be alone. There is something else down there.


Virgil 'Bud' Brigman - Ed Harris
Lindsey Brigman - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Lt. Hiram Coffey - Michael Biehn
Catfish De Vries - Leo Burmester
Alan 'Hippy' Carnes - Todd Graff
Jammer Willis - John Bedford Lloyd
Sonny Dawson - J.C. Quinn
Lisa 'One Night' Standing - Kimberly Scott
Lew Finler - Cne. Kidd Brewer Jr.
Wilhite - George Robert Klek
Schoenick - Christopher Murphy
Ensign Monk - Adam Nelson
Dwight Perry - Richard Warlock
Leland McBride - Jimmie Ray Weeks
DeMarco - J. Kenneth Campbell
Gerard Kirkhill - Ken Jenkins
Bendix - Chris Elliott
Captain - Peter Ratray
Barnes - Michael Beach



Director - James Cameron

Writing credits

Writer - James Cameron


Producer - Gale Anne Hurd