4.5/10
1,266
22 user 29 critic

The Rift (1990)

An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I", which has mysteriously disappeared in a submarine rift. Things go awry when they begin to find... See full summary »

Director:

Juan Piquer Simón (as J.P. Simon)

Writers:

Juan Piquer Simón (story) (as J.P. Simon), Mark Klein (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Prime Video

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Nest (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously ... See full summary »

Director: Terence H. Winkless
Stars: Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, Franc Luz
DeepStar Six (1989)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Stars: Greg Evigan, Nancy Everhard, Taurean Blacque
Leviathan (1989)
Adventure | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Stars: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays
Virus (1999)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.

Director: John Bruno
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin
Deep Rising (1998)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who had already invaded the ship.

Director: Stephen Sommers
Stars: Treat Williams, Famke Janssen, Anthony Heald
The Video Dead (Video 1987)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A family takes delivery of a new television set, unaware that it is the gateway by which killer zombies enter the world.

Director: Robert Scott
Stars: Michael St. Michaels, Thaddeus Golas, Douglass Bell
Dark Age (1987)
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile that has been killing and eating the local populace. During the hunt, one of the guides... See full summary »

Director: Arch Nicholson
Stars: John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

An American military satellite crash lands in Eastern Serbia and a team of US and Serbian agents are dispatched to secure the remains of the satellite, but when they locate the crash site all is not as it seems.

Director: Dejan Zecevic
Stars: Ken Foree, Katarina Cas, Monte Markham
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

When Captain Murphy is attacked by two thieves, the unemployed sailor Bob recovers his money, and in return, the captain hires Bob to work in his ship. In a storm, they leave the vessel and... See full summary »

Director: Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Rubén Gálvez, Mirian Cramer, Cris Huerta
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A reporter suspects a creepy neighbor, who lives in the high-rise building across from hers, is a serial killer terrorizing the Miami area.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Stars: Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti
Pulse (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A visiting son tries to warn his father and stepmother that they are being menaced by a living and intelligent pulse of electricity that moves from house to house and terrorizes the residents therein.

Director: Paul Golding
Stars: Cliff De Young, Roxanne Hart, Joey Lawrence
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
Director: Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Andrés Alexis, Cristina Cavallaro, John Legget
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Scalia ... Wick Hayes
R. Lee Ermey ... Capt. Phillips
Ray Wise ... Robbins
Deborah Adair ... Lt. Nina Crowley
John Toles-Bey ... Joe Kane (as John Toles Bey)
Ely Pouget ... Ana Rivera
Emilio Linder Emilio Linder ... Philippe
Tony Isbert ... Fleming
Álvaro Labra Álvaro Labra ... Carlo
Luis Lorenzo Luis Lorenzo ... Francisco
Frank Braña ... Muller
Pocholo Martínez-Bordiú Pocholo Martínez-Bordiú ... Sven (as J. Martinez Bordiu)
Edmund Purdom ... CEO Steensland
Garrick Hagon ... Barton (as Garick Hagon)
James Aubrey ... Contek 1
Edit

Storyline

An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I", which has 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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

'You Can't Hold your Breath & Scream at the Same Time' See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 July 1990 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Endless Descent See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dister Group See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Juan Piquer Simón had an interpreter present on the set to help him give directions to the American cast members due to the fact that he wasn't fluent in English. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ray Wise on 'The Rift' (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Co-production Spanish-US with international cast and submarine adventures
11 January 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The underwater sub called Syren 1 is disappeared at a depth of 30.000 feet , and his designer named Wick (Jack Scalia) is sent down by NATO (chief played by Edmund Purdom) to investigate it . The mission on board a sub called Syren 2 is commanded by a stiff captain (R. Lee Ermey) , the crew is formed by a misfit group (Ray Wise , John Toles Bey , Emilio Linder , Ely Pouget , Frank Braña) and a scientific (Deborah Adair) , former Wick's love interest . Tracking a black box signal , the submarine heads to the deep rift where they find several surprises and dangers .

This Sci-Fi/fantasy movie is a mingle of various films , as the deep rift with monsters (Leviathan , Deepstar six) , a crew saboteur (Alien) , a giant mother of creepy monster (Aliens) and abysmal underwater mystery with weird beings (Abyss) . Acceptable playing and good acting by Lee Ermey , as always , who brings nice performance as a commandant , his usual role . Secondary cast is full of Spanish actors , such as Frank Braña , Luis Lorenzo , Tony Isbert and even Pocholo Martinez Bordiú , grandson of dictator Francisco Franco . Cheesy but enjoyable special effects and creatures by Colin Arthur (The Neverending story) . Scale models and functional maquette work by Emilio Ruiz del Rio and Francisco Prosper . Passable cinematography by Juan Marine , Juan Piquer's ordinary cameraman . Atmospheric and adjusted musical score by Joel Goldsmith, Jerry Goldsmith's son . It's produced in middling produced by Francesca DeLaurentiis , daughter of the great Dino . Francesca hired David Coleman to rewrite a 250 pages draft by Colin Wilson . At the beginning the story was set in outer space in an earlier draft of the script but then was subsequently considered an underwater setting . 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 .

The picture was professionally directed by Juan Piquer Simon (Slugs , Pieces , Extraterrestrials visitors , Supersonic Man), and also producer . The principal shooting for this film lasted eight weeks . Moreover , an additional fourteen weeks was spent shooting the special effects for this movie . Rating : Average but entertaining.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed