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Leviathan (1989)

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

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

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)  »

Also Known As:

Havets hämnare  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,704,614 (USA)
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Trivia

While much has been written about Doc's (Richard Crenna) Latin quote, a fast and loose translation of, "Natura non confundenda est" is "Nature is not to be confused". See more »

Goofs

During the whole 'Who's the hook?' conversation with everyone in the submersion suits, no one's mouth matches the dialogue. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Glen Thompson: It's growing. It's just had a meal.
Elizabeth 'Willie' Williams: It needs blood?
Dr. Glen Thompson: Apparently.
Jones: That's just great! You're telling me that we've got a goddamned Dracula in here with us?
Steven Beck: Of course. That's why the one on that ship was dead. It needed blood... fresh cells to resurrect itself and grow.
Elizabeth 'Willie' Williams: What "one on that ship"?
Jones: Will someone let the rank and file in on your little secret?
Dr. Glen Thompson: Whatever it is... it's apparently some kind of genetic aberration.
Jones: No shit!
G. P. Cobb: What are you saying, Doc?
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Seen it all before - but still quite good!
24 August 1999 | by (Gloucester, England) – See all my reviews

Leviathan is one of those films that has "rip-off" written all over it.

Alot of it you've seen before in better films. The most obvious comparisons being Alien ( several isolated crew members, the dubious doctor, the suits etc.) and of course The Thing (a gooey monster spawned from human beings, it getting to the blood supply). I've viewed this one a few times and although it is an inferior movie it does have some pretty neat special effects, a recognizable cast and a decent music score by Jerry Goldsmith.

Not a total wet squib - it certainly has its moments. I'd give it 7/10.


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