THE ABYSS (Theatrical Release USA 1989)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

The Abyss has some 5-star, phenomenal acting by Ed Harris about three quarters of the way through the movie. The film overall is…average…but shows flashes of high potential that have not been fully developed nor capitalized upon which gives it that on/off roller coaster ride from its beginning to its end.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Underwater divers interact with underwater aliens.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director James Cameron for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Gale Anne Hurd and Van Ling for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Bud Brigman (Ed Harris), Lindsey Brigman (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), Lieutenant Coffey (Michael Biehn), Catfish De Vries (Leo Burmester), Alan Carnes (Todd Graff), Jammer Willis (John Bedford Lloyd), Sonny Dawson (J.C. Quinn), Lisa Standing (Kimberly Scott), Lew Finler (Captain Kidd Brewer Jr.), Dwight Perry (Dick Warlock), Wilhite (George Robert Klek), Schoenick (Christopher Murphy), Ensign Monk (Adam Nelson), Dwight Perry Dick Warlock), Leland McBride (Jimmie Ray Weeks), and DeMarco (J. Kenneth Campbell).

Buy a ticket
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Yes. This movie has more of the style of Director John Carpenter (Escape From New York). It's a surprise to see Director James Cameron's name attached to this film. While this is not one of Director James Cameron’s better works, there is still that taste of his directing style that surfaces enough to encourage an audience to continue viewing.

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