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.

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  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

  6. John Bedford Lloyd

    John Bedford Lloyd

    Jammer Willis

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 19m

Budget $70,000,000.00

Revenue $90,000,098.00

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Release Information

  • August 8, 1989
    PG-13, Theatrical



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