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Leviathan (1989)

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

Director:

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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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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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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Trivia

There are very few scenes in the film that were actually shot underwater, as production went for the "dry for wet" look, with most of the scenes inside the Shack taking place on soundstages and a tank measuring 130ft x 270ft. 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 »

Quotes

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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One of the better sci-fi movie from the '80s
15 October 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

The movie is an obvious Alien copy, only that it's settings have changed from outer space to under water.

In my opinion, '80s was the decade of low for good sci-fi movies. There were many really bad B sci-fi made during that time. But this is one of the few well made movies from that era.

If you're going to be cooped up in a small area, you might as well be with sexy good looking people like they did in this movie.

I liked the scene where "doc" just went right into the shower stall where Bowman was taking the shower, just saying "Bowman, it's doc". Doctor's privilege ?

I don't have much bad things to say about this movie except that in my opinion, they spoiled the movie at the last scene where the creature comes to the surface. The creature looked so fake that I think it destroyed the good image of the movie.

So asides from the ending, the movie was very well made, and was entertaining to watch.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1989 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,029,164, 19 March 1989

Gross USA:

$15,704,614

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,704,614
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2.35 : 1
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