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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): The film's ending hinges on the fact that the protagonist is unable to distinguish "the blue wire with a white stripe" from "the black wire with a yellow stripe" (under yellow light). Basic industrial design guidelines would never have allowed this situation to happen. The reason why some wires are striped and some are not is precisely to make them distinguishable under colored lighting. In a situation like the one in the film, one wire would be striped while the other would be plain.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): When the crew have to cut some power to facilitate communications, a light is turned off behind Lindsay. In a subsequent shot, the light is on again, then off a few seconds later.
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): No military service would ever describe a course as oh-six-five. "O" is an alphabet letter. All courses with a "0" digit are called out "zero".
  • Cast members had to become certified divers before filming began.
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