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Leviathan (1989)

R  |   |  Adventure, Horror, Mystery  |  17 March 1989 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 <loh@sfu.ca>

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17 March 1989 (USA)  »

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$15,704,614 (USA)
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Trivia

In designing the creature of the film, Stan Winston and George P. Cosmatos went through a mini-library of marine life pictures and medical reference books. They were inspired by the physiology of the natural world, and came up with the idea of combining human body parts and elements of deep sea marine life into an unnatural creature never seen on film before. See more »

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After Cobb gets a cup of coffee, he sets the pot down next to the coffee maker. Immediately after, we see Beck get himself some coffee, yet he picks the pot up off the burner of the coffee maker. See more »

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Steven Beck: And Sixpack, if you call me Becky one more time I'm going to pop your tops, all six of them.
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"Rambo, come rescue me!"
1 February 2001 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

Honestly, that's the line that seems to be running through Richard Crenna's mind throughout this flick. As if he can't imagine why he is in this pic.

Basically, Leviathan is probably the best of the '89 glut of aqua-horror-action movies. It's made on a decent budget (unlike DeepStar Six) and doesn't have bloated pretensions of greatness (unlike The Abyss). It's got a decent cast (hey, Hector Elizondo is a class act!) who seem to know they're not making a classic here, but are willing to give it their all for what is basically a cheesy horror flick.

The plot also seems to at least bother to explain itself (unlike DeepStar Six, there' s an explanation for the monster). The cast is likeable (Peter Weller's another can't-miss sort of actor). I wouldn't give it high marks, but it's competently done.


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