An American deep-sea mining colony stumbles upon a sunken Soviet vessel hiding a horrific secret.



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Complete credited cast:
Dr. Glen 'Doc' Thompson
Michael Carmine ...
Tony 'DeJesus' Rodero
Bridget Bowman
G. P. Cobb
Ms. Martin
Russian Ship Captain (as Eugene Lipinsky)
Larry Dolgin ...
Helicopter Pilot
Pascal Druant ...
Winch Operator
Steve Pelot ...
Winch Operator


Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one. Written by Keith Loh <>

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Release Date:

17 March 1989 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)


$15,704,614 (USA)

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50 to 60 spec drawings of the potential look for the creature were submitted to director George P. Cosmatos. All the drawings were combined for the final definitive look for Leviathan which was a huge, fish-headed beast with dagger like teeth with the ability to absorb recognizable characteristics from its victims. See more »


One of the characters gets the length of her shift incorrect. The opening narration text states "Day 87 of 90 Day Shift". However, at about 11 minutes, Bow says, "It would be just my luck to finish two months' worth of work two miles under, and have the whole place fall apart with just three days left." See more »


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One of the better sci-fi movie from the '80s
15 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is an obvious Alien copy, only that it's settings have changed from outer space to under water.

In my opinion, '80s was the decade of low for good sci-fi movies. There were many really bad B sci-fi made during that time. But this is one of the few well made movies from that era.

If you're going to be cooped up in a small area, you might as well be with sexy good looking people like they did in this movie.

I liked the scene where "doc" just went right into the shower stall where Bowman was taking the shower, just saying "Bowman, it's doc". Doctor's privilege ?

I don't have much bad things to say about this movie except that in my opinion, they spoiled the movie at the last scene where the creature comes to the surface. The creature looked so fake that I think it destroyed the good image of the movie.

So asides from the ending, the movie was very well made, and was entertaining to watch.

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