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Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss' (1993)

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Documentary about the making of the sci-fi film _Abyss, The (1989)_, with commentary by various actors and crew, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of the actual shooting of the film.

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Credited cast:
Charlie Arneson Charlie Arneson ... Himself
John Bedford Lloyd ... Himself
Jeff Bender Jeff Bender ... Narration (voice)
Michael Biehn ... Himself
Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. ... Himself
Leo Burmester ... Himself
James Cameron ... Himself
Ron Cobb Ron Cobb ... Himself
Al Giddings Al Giddings ... Himself
Todd Graff ... Himself
Ed Harris ... Himself
Gale Anne Hurd ... Herself
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Herself
Adam Nelson ... Himself
Lee Orloff ... Himself
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Documentary about the making of the sci-fi film _Abyss, The (1989)_, with commentary by various actors and crew, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of the actual shooting of the film.

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USA

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English

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This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD for The Abyss (1989), released in 1999 and again in 2003. See more »

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James Cameron: [underwater and in a deep-diving suit] I'm James Cameron. I want to take you into a world of cold darkness and unrelenting pressure... the movie business.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Movie couldn't been made without hard work.
10 November 2003 | by jarkanttSee all my reviews

The documentary shows clearly how hard it was to make The Abyss.Making- team of Abyss really had problems making the movie and it almost was doomed to fail. Document includes scenes of actors talking about the dangers that occured, and scenes of making the movie of course. I have to say that it's almost impossible to think what kind of technique they already had at the 80's to make all the special effects. The documentary show everything you need to know about the movie.


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