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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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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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mining | miner | ocean | vodka | videotape | See All (150) »

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17 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Havets hämnare  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,704,614 (USA)
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Trivia

Chicken feathers were used at one point of shooting the underwater sequences to suggest things were floating around in the water. According to Alex Thomson this did not work because the feathers floating side to side instead of up and down and the idea had to be scrapped altogether. See more »

Goofs

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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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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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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Hokey fun cramming in as much as it can.
4 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Leviathan is directed by George P. Cosmatos and then screenplay is written by David Webb Peoples & Jeb Stuart from Peoples' own story. It stars Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern, Ernie Hudson, Michael Carmine, Lisa Eilbacher, Hector Elizondo & Meg Foster.

Let me start off by saying that the rating I have given is purely for personal reasons, I love daft creature features and rate them accordingly. Artistically the film scores about the average mark of 5/10, the acting, story and effects really don't demand much better unless you have got a soft spot for the genre. Tagged as Alien underwater, the film was always going to struggle to live up to that particular tag for sure, but yes, in structure that is what we get. A group of deep-sea miners come across a wrecked soviet ship and after plundering what they can they end up with more than they bargained for. Enter the plot of deep-sea miners under attack from a very bad and creepy monster. Will they survive? How did it happen? And on it goes to a joyously (unintentionally) funny finale. The film crams as many creature feature clichés in as it can get away with, and sure enough the boo jump scare moments are not in short supply.

The cast are all in on the joke (I'm pretty sure they are), so all in all you get a flipping great genre entry that isn't demanding much of the viewer, that is if you are so inclined to check the brain at the door first. So enjoy a B lister that has no pretensions other than to homage and entertain those of a certain persuasion. Quite a cast of pro actors assembled as well. 7/10


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