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
Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. was already a professional diver prior to filming, and had also appeared in Cameron's Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981). He committed suicide the following year of the movie's release (some sources incorrectly inform that he died on a diving accident). The Special Edition is dedicated to his memory. See more »
When Bud is staring at the warhead while using his liquid breathing device, you can see the air bubbles from the cameraman reflected in his visor. See more »
I like short reviews so I will try to keep this short!
Let me begin to tell you this movie is original! Not to many movies are being made that have an underwater setting.
The movie is about a drilling team who operate a high tech underwater drilling station deep under the sea. As soon as they become cut off from the surface in a storm near an underwater crevice things are getting a weird.
Strange in a way that the movie slowly shows that something scary and silent is there with them on the ocean floor. It builds suspension gradually until it ends within a climatic ending of the movie which I really liked (but some people have other opinions about that!)
Acting is great and the story very original with just enough action!
**** out of five!
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