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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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Aliens thrilled you... The Fly shocked you... Now experience real fear... See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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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

Near the beginning of the movie, when Tony 'DeJesus' Rodero's oxygen is about to run out, the captain tries to do something with a computer on board. Between 3D animations and strange interferences on monitor, we see Luxo, Pixar's logo, with a ball, like in the first ever short film made by Pixar Luxo Jr. (1986). See more »

Goofs

During the whole 'Who's the hook?' conversation with everyone in the submersion suits, no one's mouth matches the dialogue. See more »

Quotes

Steven Beck: [about to throw a stick of Dynamite at the creature] Say 'Hi', motherfucker!
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"Rambo, come rescue me!"
1 February 2001 | by GislefSee all my reviews

Honestly, that's the line that seems to be running through Richard Crenna's mind throughout this flick. As if he can't imagine why he is in this pic.

Basically, Leviathan is probably the best of the '89 glut of aqua-horror-action movies. It's made on a decent budget (unlike DeepStar Six) and doesn't have bloated pretensions of greatness (unlike The Abyss). It's got a decent cast (hey, Hector Elizondo is a class act!) who seem to know they're not making a classic here, but are willing to give it their all for what is basically a cheesy horror flick.

The plot also seems to at least bother to explain itself (unlike DeepStar Six, there' s an explanation for the monster). The cast is likeable (Peter Weller's another can't-miss sort of actor). I wouldn't give it high marks, but it's competently done.


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