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The Abyss

"There's everything you've ever known about adventure, and then there's The Abyss."

An American nuclear submarine is attacked (during the cold war) and crashes underwater. 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.

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Released: Aug 9th, 1989
Budget: $70,000,000.00
Revenue: $90,000,098.00

The Abyss Main Cast

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Ed Harris
Ed Harris
plays Bud Brigman
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Mary Elizabeth Mas…
plays Lindsey Brigman
Michael Biehn
Michael Biehn
plays Lt. Coffey
Leo Burmester
Leo Burmester
plays Catfish De Vries
Todd Graff
Todd Graff
plays Alan 'Hippy' Carnes
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (factual errors): Although, of course, all the equipment and terrain is fictional and only subject to fictional physics, it is intuitively extremely unlikely that something the size and weight of the fallen crane could pull something the size and weight of the rig along the sea bed, especially when the cable is draped over the edge of the cliff and the crane is presumably bumping along the rocky cliff wall.
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): Radio (or wireless) communication is not possible underwater.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): When Coffey closes the Moon Pool door on the entity, the tail end breaks and splashes to the floor. After the same happens in the room with Lindsay and Bud and we return to the Moon Pool, the back end half is intact and "stares" menacingly at Coffey before plunging into the water.
  • The first movie released under the THX Laserdisc Program.
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