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An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", with a very experienced crew is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I", mysteriously disappeared in a submarine rift. Things go awry when... See full summary »

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An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", with a very experienced crew is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I", mysteriously disappeared in a submarine rift. Things go awry when they begin to find things that shouldn't be there... Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Endless Descent  »

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After producing Leviathan (1989) for about $30 million, Dino De Laurentiis, albeit uncredited, decided to finance this low budget version of his own bigger budgeted movie. He hired David Coleman to rewrite a 250 pages draft by Colin Wilson. Coleman's work was written in English but it had to be translated into Italian for De Laurentiis and into Spanish for director Juan Piquer Simón who didn't speak English. See more »

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R. Lee Ermey ditches his Drill Seargent role for Navy Commander ......
15 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

R. Lee Ermey is the only reason to watch this soggy underwater submarine sci-fi film. He has a starring role, and his presence for the mercifully short 79 minute running time helps maintain some interest. "Endless Descent" is loaded with the usual crisis of the minute clichés, and races along with little character development, and really makes little sense. The crew explores an underwater cave system, while being attacked by a nice assortment of evolutionary accelerated critters. Meanwhile a toxic plant specimen is overrunning the submarine. Throw in a traitor on board, and you pretty much have the plot, or lack thereof. Except for the presence of R. Lee Ermey, this is entirely forgettable nonsense. - MERK


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