A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.
Ovidio G. Assonitis
It was WWII's most fearsome ship. A ship so powerful, it sank the pride of the British fleet with a single salvo. Hearing the news, Winston Churchill saw no choice. He sent nearly the ... See full summary »
An American nuclear submarine encounters an alien species, which coincidentally causes massive electrical and hydraulic malfunctions, causing the sub to crash into an underwater cliff and sink. The navy asks the workers of a nearby underwater oil rig who are joined by a number of navy SEALS to locate and investigate the cause of the crash. As the crew embark on their mission, they encounter a number of difficulties and discover that they may not be alone. There is something else down there. Written by
During the segment where the mini-subs are exploring the sunken nuclear sub the actors can be seen inside the model mini-subs. This was achieved by putting a tiny screen and projector inside the models, projecting movies of the actors. See more »
Before Lindsey and Bud swim back from the disabled mini sub, she makes a point of mentioning how cold the water is. At the time of this movie, it was well known that people can be resuscitated after very long times without any oxygenation at all if submerged in cold water. It is thought to be due to the mammalian diving reflex. There have been documented examples of successful resuscitation after hours submerged in such cold water. However, it usually requires rewarming of the patient, hence the saying "the patient is not dead until they are warm and dead". They initially ended the resuscitation effort far too early under those conditions. Considering she was only in the frigid water for a short time, it is possible she warmed enough for the resuscitation effort to be successful. Therefore it was logical for them to be successful. See more »
Too Much Pressure
Written by N. Davies
Published by Fairwood Music Ltd.
Performed by The Selecter
Courtesy of EMI Records Group/Chrysalis Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets See more »
I've never really heard of The Abyss except in Fox DVD commercials. When it came out, I was only 8 and not into sci-fi movies that weren't titled Star Wars. However, now I decided to check it out and was quite pleased with this solid sci-fi movie.
At first, I wasn't quite sure why this was considered sci-fi. It seemed pretty normal with the sinking of a nuclear sub and the hiring of an oil crew to save it. It wasn't for a while till we really got to meet the "extraterrestrial" creatures. The special effects for representing these characters were quite good, and I especially liked the water creature that toured around the rescue vessel. It's also neat to see that effect inspire a similar one used in Terminator 2.
As I said, the story took a little while to gain steam, but it was pretty interesting from then on. The acting was good too, most notably by Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. The other actors didn't do anything really extraordinary but serve as solid supporting characters.
Overall, I wouldn't say The Abyss is the best sci-fi movie out there or that it will dethrone Star Wars anytime soon, but rather it's a solid addition for any sci-fi fan's collection.
My IMDb Rating: 8/10. My Yahoo! Grade: B+ (Memorable)
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