The Abyss



A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

  1. James Cameron

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ed Harris

    Ed Harris

    Virgil 'Bud' Brigman

  2. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

    Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

    Lindsey Brigman

  3. Michael Biehn

    Michael Biehn

    Lieutenant Hiram Coffey

  4. Leo Burmester

    Leo Burmester

    Catfish De Vries

  5. Todd Graff

    Todd Graff

    Alan 'Hippy' Carnes

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The Abyss
The Abyss



Status Released

Release Information

  • August 9, 1989


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 19m

Budget $70,000,000.00

Revenue $90,000,098.00

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