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PG-13| 2 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio are formerly married petroleum engineers who still have some issues to work out. They are drafted to assist a gung-ho Navy SEAL (Michael Biehn) with a top-secret recovery operation: a nuclear sub has been ambushed and sunk, under mysterious circumstances, in some of the deepest waters on Earth.

Cast: Ed Harris , Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio , Michael Biehn , Leo Burmester , Todd Graff , John Bedford Lloyd , J.C. Quinn , Kimberly Scott

Director: James Cameron

Genres: Science fiction

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Abyss (1989)

Release Date: August 9th, 1989|2 hr. 26 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Stupendously exciting and emotionally engulfing... With probing intelligence and passionate feeling, Cameron has raised the adventure film very close to the level of art. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Both Mastrantonio and Harris are terrific, never missing a beat, always convincing, even when playing the most extreme emotions. [9 Aug 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1] show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    If you end up cursing, try not to forget The Abyss' spectacular oil-rig collapse, a killer chase scene, two fine leads, and one Oscar-worthy "creature'' special effect midway through. Do forget the rest - unless you really dig Casper, the Friendly Ghost. [9 Aug 1989, Life, p.1D] show more

  • July 17, 2011 elephantears846
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    great movie.....held me in suspense and entertained me thru entire lenghth of film..................

  • July 17, 2011 hunterduo
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    A very well thought out screenplay. A very moving drowning scene. The old version had a somewhat confusing ending. The new version adds meaning to the ending. This movie is in the top five of my favorites.

  • July 17, 2011 hugapugor2
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    Great Movie

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