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

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George P. Cosmatos

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David Webb Peoples (story) (as David Peoples), David Webb Peoples (screenplay) (as David Peoples) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Weller ... Steven Beck
Richard Crenna ... Dr. Glen 'Doc' Thompson
Amanda Pays ... Elizabeth 'Willie' Williams
Daniel Stern ... Buzz 'Sixpack' Parrish
Ernie Hudson ... Justin Jones
Michael Carmine ... Tony 'DeJesus' Rodero
Lisa Eilbacher ... Bridget Bowman
Hector Elizondo ... G. P. Cobb
Meg Foster ... Ms. Martin
Eugene Lipinski ... Russian Ship Captain (as Eugene Lipinsky)
Larry Dolgin Larry Dolgin ... Helicopter Pilot
Pascal Druant Pascal Druant ... Winch Operator
Steve Pelot 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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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Havets hämnare See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,029,000, 19 March 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,704,614
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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At 1:00:33 into the movie when Beck is talking to Martin, right after he says "No change, just the one", there was a cut and splice (notice Beck's jaw position when he finished his line). See more »

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Steven Beck: [about to throw a stick of Dynamite at the creature] Say 'Hi', motherfucker!
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Good classic monster movie
14 June 2005 | by pundit-1See all my reviews

This science fiction horror film has what it takes to be a top notch monster movie. Like Frankenstein and Jurassic Park the moral of the story is that it's not nice to tamper with mother nature,and those who do so will have to face the terrible consequences. Not by any means an original story,but more like a takeoff on Alien or John Carpenter's The Thing. The big difference however being that it takes place below the ocean depths at a silver mine.

Still it has it everything to be a good thriller,suspenseful moments and good special effects along with some memorable characters. Highly recommended for late night entertainment with friends. Guaranteed to be scary enough for the kids. I give this film an 8.


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