The Abyss


Release Date 1989-08-09
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The Abyss

The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction-adventure film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. When an American submarine sinks in the Atlantic, the US search and recovery team works with an oil platform crew, racing against Russian vessels to recover the ship. Deep in the ocean, they encounter a new and mysterious species.

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Actors & Characters

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Lindsey Brigman Lindsey Brigman
Ed Harris Ed Harris Virgil 'Bud' Brigman Virgil 'Bud' Brigman
Michael Biehn Michael Biehn Lt. Hiram Coffey Lt. Hiram Coffey
J.C. Quinn J.C. Quinn
Jimmie Ray Weeks Jimmie Ray Weeks
John Bedford Lloyd John Bedford Lloyd
Todd Graff Todd Graff
Kidd Brewer Jr. Kidd Brewer Jr.
Leo Burmester Leo Burmester
Adam Nelson Adam Nelson


Mikael Salomon Cinematography
James Cameron Director
Conrad Buff Editor
Alan Silvestri Music
Van Ling Producer
Gale Anne Hurd Producer
James Cameron Writer