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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

Writers:

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

"Leviathan was kind of The Thing underwater," said Mahan, who worked as lead creature effects artist and SWS on-set technician. "The deep-sea mining crew members begin to mutate and kill one another, and each body is absorbed into a conglomeration creature that has three or four different bodies combined with all of these sea creature elements." See more »

Goofs

After Cobb gets a cup of coffee, he sets the pot down next to the coffee maker. Immediately after, we see Beck get himself some coffee, yet he picks the pot up off the burner of the coffee maker. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Martin: How do you feel?
Steven Beck: [punches her] Better. A lot better.
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Connections

Featured in Dissecting Cobb with Hector Elizondo (2014) See more »

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Slightly better than expected.
23 July 2000 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

The first half of "Leviathan" is competently made and surprisingly absorbing, with strongly drawn characters and good acting all around. In the second half, the film degenerates into an "Alien" rip-off (and later on, it even steals a classic scene from "Jaws"), with derivative special effects and too many familiar elements. But it is saved (and gets 6/10) by Cosmatos' professionalism; he certainly redeems himself here for making the absolutely terrible "Cobra" three years earlier.


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Country:

USA | Italy

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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Dolby SR

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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