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The Abyss

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20th Century Fox / Pacific Western / Lightstorm Entertainment Released 1989

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The Abyss

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Director:
James Cameron
Released:
1989
Rating:
PG-13

A group of workers on an oil rig, led by Virgil 'Bud' Birmingham, are tasked with assignment of investigating an incident. They must dive deep below the surface of the ocean to examine the wreckage and discover what caused the disaster. They are also accompanied by members of the US Navy SEALS as tensions between nations begin to mount with relation to recent events. However, thousands of feet below the sea they encounter a mysterious and primeval force which has the capacity to alter the face of the Earth. The team must determine if this aquatic alien race is benign or malevolent.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Rolling Stone Peter Travers

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

  • 75

    Entertainment Weekly

    The Abyss ends with a whimper. But it starts out with a bang that lasts for an exciting hour and a half. And that's enough to make it worth taking the plunge.

  • 70

    Variety

    A firstrate underwater suspenser with an otherworldly twist, The Abyss suffers from a payoff unworthy of its buildup.

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    • Production budget - $70,000,000
      Domestic gross - $54,461,047 (24th)
      Worldwide gross - $90,000,098 (18th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $110,431,090
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $182,493,901

    • Music:
      WILLING
      Written by Lowell George
      Performed by Linda Ronstadt
      Too Much Pressure
      Written by N. Davies
      Performed by The Selecter
      The Walk To The Gas Chamber
      From The Seventh Sign
      Music composed and performed by Jack Nitzsche

    • Academy Awards Wins:
      Visual Effects

    • Taglines:
      1. A place on earth more awesome than anywhere in space.
      2. Deep below the blue surface, there lies a place no one has ever dreamed of.....
      3. There's everything you've ever known about adventure, and then there's The Abyss.

    • Filming locations:
      Los Angeles
      , California
      Bonne Terre Mine, Bonne Terre, Missouri
      Cherokee Nuclear Power Plant, Gaffney, South Carolina
      Earl Owensby Studios, Shelby, North Carolina
      Gaffney, South Carolina
      Imperial County, California

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