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The Rift (1990)

Siren II, a submarine under the command of Capt. Phillips, ventures into the deep on a mission to recover the missing Siren I. Their quest is hindered when the submarine becomes entangled in a patch of toxic seaweed.

Director:

Juan Piquer Simón (as J.P. Simon)

Writers:

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

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Trivia

Jack Scalia was immediately cast in the lead after he met and spoke to Dino De Laurentiis in his office. See more »

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The Siren II was descending to a depth of 45K feet when it was attacked. The deepest point on Earth is the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean which is about 36K feet. This has been confirmed by satellite imaging, sonar and topography maps. See more »

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Laughable,but quite entertaining piece of trash.
28 April 2004 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Juan Piquer Simon's "La Grieta"/"Endless Descent" is a pretty amusing piece of sci-fi/horror schlock.The film offers plenty of entertainment,if you like multiple monsters and gory death scenes.The plot is pretty silly,but the film has some tense and exciting moments.The creature effects are pretty good and occasionally quite imaginative and there is a nice amount of blood and gore.The acting is mediocre as we can expect,but it's nice to see veteran actors like Jack Scalia and R.Lee Ermey on screen.Overall,"Endless Descent" is not as good as "Pieces" or "Slugs",but it's much better than incredibly stupid "La Mansion de los Cthulhu".So if you are a fan of low-budget sci-fi/horror you can give this one a look.Recommended.My rating:5 out of 10.


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Release Date:

26 July 1990 (West Germany) See more »

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Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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1.66 : 1
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