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The Abyss
Directed by James Cameron
Produced by Gale Anne Hurd,
Van Ling (special edition)
Written by James Cameron
Starring Ed Harris,
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio,
Michael Biehn
J.C. Quinn
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) August 9, 1989 (USA)
Running time 146 min / (171 min) (special edition)
Language English
Budget $41 million
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The Abyss is a 1989 science fiction film which was written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. It was released on August 9, 1989 in the United States. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (954x1200, 116 KB)The Abbys movie File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a three-time Academy Award winning director, producer and screenwriter. ... Gale Anne Hurd (b. ... Van Ling is a producer and creator of DVD menus for many popular movies, including the Star Wars DVDs. ... James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a three-time Academy Award winning director, producer and screenwriter. ... Edward Allen Ed Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, best known for his performances in The Right Stuff, Apollo 13 and Pollock, among many others. ... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958 in Lombard, Illinois) is an American actress and singer of Italian descent. ... Michael Connell Biehn (born July 31, 1956) is an American actor known for his roles in The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Tombstone (1993), The Rock (1996), and Grindhouse (2007). ... J.C. Quinn (November 30, 1940 – February 10, 2004) was an American film and theatre actor. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a three-time Academy Award winning director, producer and screenwriter. ... Edward Allen Ed Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, best known for his performances in The Right Stuff, Apollo 13 and Pollock, among many others. ... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958 in Lombard, Illinois) is an American actress and singer of Italian descent. ... Michael Connell Biehn (born July 31, 1956) is an American actor known for his roles in The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Tombstone (1993), The Rock (1996), and Grindhouse (2007). ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Underwater scenes were filmed in the containment building of Cherokee Nuclear Power Plant (35.037° N 81.512° W), an unfinished nuclear power plant near Gaffney, South Carolina, in the United States. It took 26.5 million liters (seven million gallons) of water to fill the tank to a depth of 13 meters (40 feet), making it the largest underwater set ever. The depth and length of time spent underwater meant that the cast and crew had to sometimes go through decompression. Filming was also done at the largest underground lake in the world — a mine in Bonne Terre, Missouri, which was the background for several underwater shots. A containment building, in its most common usage, is a steel or concrete structure enclosing a nuclear reactor. ... The Cherokee Nuclear Power Plant sits just 10 miles outside of Gaffney, South Carolina in the Cherokee Falls Community. ... A nuclear power station. ... Gaffney is a city in Cherokee County, South Carolina, United States. ... Decompression sickness (DCS), the diver’s disease, the bends, or caisson disease is the name given to a variety of symptoms suffered by a person exposed to a reduction in the pressure surrounding their body. ... Bonne Terre is a city located in St. ...


There is a novelization written by Orson Scott Card. A novelization (or novelisation in British English) is a work of fiction that is written based on some other media story form rather than as an original work. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


A soundtrack was released by Varese Sarabande (VSD-5235.) Varèse Sarabande is a record label, which specialises in soundtrack record releases, and reissues of hard-to-find (sometimes long- or previously-unavailable) albums, and singles collections. ...

Contents

Plot

In the beginning of the film, the USS Montana, a fictional American Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine encounters a Non-terrestrial Intelligence over the Cayman Trough, causing a massive electrical malfunction and loss of hydraulics, which causes the sub to crash into an underwater cliff and then sink. As Soviet submarines head to the area, and with a hurricane moving in, the quickest way to mount a rescue is for a SEAL team to be inserted onto an experimental underwater oil platform named "Deep Core", which is situated near the wreck site, and to mount operations from there. Benthic Petroleum, the owner of the platform, volunteers both the platform and its crew of oil workers to the Navy to assist in what they believe to be a rescue operation. Three ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Montana in honor of the 41st state. ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... The United States has 18 Ohio class submarines: 14 nuclear-powered SSBNs, each armed with 24 Trident II SLBMs; they are also known as Trident submarines, and provide the sea-based leg of the nuclear triad of the United States strategic deterrent forces 4 nuclear-powered SSGNs, each armed with... Diagram of V-2, the first ballistic missile. ... Alvin in 1978, a year after first exploring hydrothermal vents. ... Satellite image of the Cayman Trough. ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Soviet republics Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km² Approx. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Hibernia platform is the worlds largest oil platform. ...


If bad weather and international tensions escalating toward war are not enough, the SEAL team is accompanied down to the rig by the platform's designer, Lindsey Brigman (Mastrantonio). Her estranged husband, Virgil "Bud" Brigman (Harris), is the foreman of the platform. (Also, unknown to anyone on the rig, the SEAL leader, Lt. Coffey (Biehn), has developed High Pressure Nervous Syndrome, and is losing his ability to reason as he sinks slowly into a paranoid state.) Look up war in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A foreman is the leader of a group of workers, often in a construction industry. ... HPNS, High Pressure Nervous Syndrome or Helium Tremors is a diving disorder caused by using breathing gases that contain helium at depths in excess of 130 metres / 429 feet. ... For other senses of this word, see paranoia (disambiguation). ...


As the oil workers and SEAL team investigate the wreck of the sub, finding no survivors, the oil workers encounter yet another "Non-Terrestrial Intelligence" (NTI), but are uncertain what to make of it; all they know for sure is that "something" is down there and it is capable of unprecedented speed and maneuverability. Believing the alien to be a previously-uncatalogued Soviet submersible, the SEAL team recovers one of the nuclear warheads from the submarine. Acting upon a pre-arranged contingency plan, the SEALs prepare to use it to destroy the sub, its remaining weapons, and its codebooks to prevent them from falling into enemy hands. This is done without the knowledge of Deep Core's crew or Benthic Petroleum. “Green people” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945 lifted nuclear fallout some 18 km (60,000 feet) above the epicenter. ...


Meanwhile, on the surface, the parent ship Benthic Explorer is rocked and pounded by the massive hurricane, causing one of the stern thrusters to fail, which in turn, causes the massive ship to swing out of place. Hovering just above the rig, a crew member in a submersible is trying to unhook the cable from the rig when the cable goes taut, dragging the rig along the seabed towards the cliff edge, where the rig gets stopped by a pile of large rocks. On the surface, the ship's crane, which was apparently not designed to be used as a storm anchor, is torn from its perch on the ship's deck and crumbles into the water. As it descends, everyone in the rig scrambles for cover. Bud and Lindsey, meanwhile, watch the crane land on the seabed and then fall off the cliff. Then there is a violent jolt as the cable, still attached to the sinking crane, pulls the rig over the rocks and sends it into a nosedive into the seabed, causing fires to break out, as well as massive flooding in several compartments. Luckily, Bud and a couple other crew members manage to escape to an undamaged compartment.


At this point, the NTIs decide to explore the rig and in doing so, contact the stranded workers, definitively proving themselves to be an advanced sentient alien race. They clearly mean no harm, but the now totally paranoid Coffey does not see it this way, and prepares to send the warhead to the bottom of the trench, set on a timer to explode. After a brief battle between Lindsey and Bud (in one submersible) and Coffey (in another), Coffey is killed when his submersible falls down a trench and implodes due to the immense pressure build-up; but the bomb is released anyway, strapped to a remote vehicle programmed by Coffey to maneuver to the mysterious bottom of the trench where the aliens seem to live. “Green people” redirects here. ... A simple digital timer. ...


This leaves Bud and Lindsey stranded several hundred meters away from the platform in their slowly-flooding submersible. With time running out, and their sole working breathing system hardwired into Bud's diving helmet, Lindsey conceives a desperate plan: he puts the helmet on, watches her drown, and then drags her back to Deep Core's medical facilities in the hopes that the hibernation effects of extreme hypothermia will let her survive long enough to reach air and let her be revived. At first he tries to get Lindsey to put on his diving suit, but Bud ultimately sees no option, as if they were to switch suits, she would not be able to drag his body back in time to save him. He drags her unprotected body across the sea floor back to Deep Core, where Bud eventually succeeds in shocking Lindsey's heart back into beating (the rest of the crew having given up), though she is much the worse for wear. This article refers to the process of hibernation in biology. ... Hypothermia refers to any condition in which the temperature of a body drops below the level required for normal metabolism and/or bodily function to take place. ...

As Bud (Ed Harris) looks on, Lindsey Brigman (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) reaches out to touch a "water tentacle" (called the pseudopod) which is trying to communicate with the crew by mimicking them.

Bud realizes that they are the only ones able to stop a nuclear attack on the NTIs, and puts on a secret diving suit that the SEALs had brought aboard. It is designed to protect a diver to extreme depths, and incorporates a liquid breathing system that will let Bud dive to the bottom of the three-mile-deep trench and disarm the warhead, under instructions via a fiber optic filament by the SEAL called Monk, whose broken leg forces him to remain on the platform. Bud must communicate by typing on a keypad, as he cannot talk with his mouth and throat and larynx full of the breathing liquid. Image File history File links Abyss. ... Image File history File links Abyss. ... Edward Allen Ed Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, best known for his performances in The Right Stuff, Apollo 13 and Pollock, among many others. ... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958 in Lombard, Illinois) is an American actress and singer of Italian descent. ... Pseudopods or pseudopodia (false feet) are temporary projections of eukaryotic cells. ... Liquid breathing is a form of respiration in which someone breathes an oxygen rich liquid (usually from the perfluorocarbon family), rather than breathing air. ... Fiber Optic strands An optical fiber in American English or fibre in British English is a transparent thin fiber for transmitting light. ... Filaments surrounding a solar flare, caused by the interaction of the plasma in the Suns atmopshere with its magnetic field. ... The larynx (plural larynges), colloquially known as the voicebox, is an organ in the neck of mammals involved in protection of the trachea and sound production. ...


Bud succeeds, but his team is shocked to learn that he does not have enough oxygen remaining in the breathing liquid to return to Deep Core. Bud types back to Lindsey and the rest of the crew that he knew going in that it would be a one-way trip, but that he could not let the warhead detonate and destroy the NTIs. He sends a final message to Lindsey: "LOVE YOU WIFE". “Green people” redirects here. ...


At the bottom of the trench, the NTIs find Bud clinging to life and bring him into a specially-created chamber of normally-pressurized air within their underwater craft. There, the NTIs show him the messages that he sent, and return him and the Deep Core platform to the surface, unharmed, by carrying the platform on top of their underwater craft.


In the director's cut, the NTIs, alarmed by man's warlike tendencies (displayed to Bud as a montage of intercepted news footage showing man's barbarism spanning nearly a century), and now aware that our violence had spread to their own habitat, prepare to destroy humanity by generating giant megatsunamis and freak waves all over the world. The aliens' display of power is the ultimate threat - humanity needs to alter its conduct or there could be consequences. However, Bud's final communication to his wife has at least shown them that humanity still has the potential for good - the waves are not permitted to crash onto the land, but slowly recede, leaving humanity grateful and able to ponder the error of its ways. Some have noticed a similarity between this ending and the ending of The Day the Earth Stood Still. A directors cut is a specially edited version of a film, and less often TV series, music video or video games, that is supposed to represent the directors own approved edit. ... Megatsunami (often hyphenated as mega-tsunami, also known as iminami or “wave of purification”) is an informal term used mostly by popular media and popular scientific societies to describe a very large tsunami wave beyond the typical size reached by most tsunamis (usually around 10 metres). ... The Draupner wave, a single giant wave measured on New Years Day 1995, finally confirmed the existence of freak waves, which had previously been considered near-mythical Freak waves, also known as rogue waves or monster waves, are relatively large and spontaneous ocean surface waves which can sink even... The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 science fiction film that tells the story of a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to warn its leaders not to take their conflicts into space, or they will face lethal consequences. ...


Critical reception

The Abyss was initially greeted with a lukewarm critical response, due to its multiple plots: a character drama, a love story, a tale of military paranoia, and a supernatural alien mystery in the tradition of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Its use of computer-generated special effects, however, was praised almost universally, and since the release of the director's cut, the film has garnered a strong cult following. The high-quality CGI featured in The Abyss has been regarded as a pioneer in the visual effects category, and was the first showcase of modern day CGI. This article is about the film; for the a definition of the UFO related phenomenon, see Close encounter. ... Computer-generated imagery (commonly abbreviated as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ...


History of the Special Edition

Even as the film was in the first weeks of its 1989 theatrical release, rumors were circulating of a missing wave sequence from the end of the movie. As chronicled in the 1993 laser disc Special Edition release and later in the 2000 DVD, the pressure to cut the film's running time primarily stemmed from two sources: distribution concerns and Industrial Light & Magic's then inability to complete the required sequences. From the distributor's perspective the looming three hour length limited the number of times the film could be shown each day, assuming that audiences would be willing to sit through it all (1990's Dances with Wolves would shatter both industry-held notions). Further, test audience screenings revealed a surprisingly mixed reaction to the sequences as they appeared in their unfinished form, with it being most mentioned both in the "Scenes I liked most" and "Scenes I liked least" fields. Contrary to speculation, studio meddling was not the cause of the shortened length; Cameron held final cut as long as the film met a certain running time; roughly two hours and fifteen minutes. He later noted, "Ironically, the studio brass were horrified when I said I was cutting the wave.[1]" Industrial Light + Magic is a motion picture special visual effects company, founded in July 1975 by George Lucas. ... Dances with Wolves is a 1990 epic film which tells the story of a United States cavalry officer from the Civil War who travels into the Dakota Territory, near a Sioux tribe. ...


Cameron elected to remove the sequences along with other shorter scenes elsewhere in the film, reducing the running time from roughly two hours and fifty minutes down to two hours and twenty minutes and diminishing his signature themes of nuclear peril and disarmament. Subsequent test audience screenings drew substantially better reactions.


Shortly after the film's theatrical premiere, Cameron and video editor Ed Marsh created a longer video cut of The Abyss for their own use using dailies; it was not released. With the tremendous success of Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1992, Lightstorm Entertainment secured a five year, USD$500 million financing deal with 20th Century Fox for films produced, directed or written by Cameron.[2] Within this contract, roughly $500,000 was allocated to complete The Abyss.[3] ILM was commissioned to finish the work they had started three years earlier, with many of the same people who had worked on it originally. The computer-generated imagery tools developed for Terminator 2 allowed ILM to complete one new shot and correct flaws in their original work. New dialogue, sound effects and foley were recorded when it was discovered that original production sound recordings had been lost. Alan Silvestri was not available to compose new music for the restored scenes. Robert Garrett, who had composed temp music for the film's initial cutting in 1989, was chosen to create new music. The project was completed in December 1992, saw a limited theatrical release in New York City and Los Angeles starting on February 26, 1993 and ventured to points beyond on the revival circuit. The laserdisc release was the first officially THX-certified laser disc and was a best-seller for months. Critical response to the Special Edition version of the film has been generally favorable.[4] This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Terminator 2: Judgment Day (commonly abbreviated T2) is a 1991 movie directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Robert Patrick. ... James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a hugely successful three-time Academy Award winning director, producer and screenwriter. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Computer-generated imagery (commonly abbreviated as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ... A dialogue (sometimes spelt dialog[1]) is a reciprocal conversation between two or more entities. ... Sound effects or audio effects are artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of movies, video games, music, or other media. ... The Foley artist on a film crew is the person who creates and records many of the sound effects, (thesedays many often associate the Foley artist with the job of capturing the natural/everyday sounds leaving the the role of special (audio-) effects to the Sound_designer. ... Alan Silvestri (b. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Awards

The Abyss won the 1990 Oscar for Best Visual Effects. It was also nominated for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography and Best Sound. The studio lobbied hard to get Michael Biehn nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, but to no avail. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Visual Effects is an Oscar given to one film each year that shows highest achievement in visual effects. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most aesthetic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film. ... Michael Connell Biehn (born July 31, 1956) is an American actor known for his roles in The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Tombstone (1993), The Rock (1996), and Grindhouse (2007). ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


The Abyss was nominated for many other awards, such as by Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films and the American Society of Cinematographers. It ended up winning a total of three other awards from these organizations. Saturn Award The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. ... The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is not a labor union or guild, but rather an educational, cultural and professional organization. ...


Trivia

  • The song One Night and the rest of the crew sing along to is Willin', written by Lowell George and performed by Linda Ronstadt.
  • The film was censured by the American Humane Association for a scene in which a rat is held "underwater": actually, in an oxygenated fluorocarbon liquid used in fluid breathing systems. Five rats were used in the film. The rats were unharmed and one became Cameron's pet, but died of natural causes before the film opened. In the UK this scene was still replaced with a scene where what happens to the rat is verbally described by the characters, because the Royal Veterinarian thought the experience was painful for the rat.
  • This is the third film directed by James Cameron where Michael Biehn plays a military figure, the others being The Terminator and Aliens.
  • The diving equipment had to be specially designed to allow the actors to remain underwater for hours at a time, and to allow their entire face to be seen by the camera while underwater.
  • The shooting was very painful for both the cast and the crew; so that several started giving the movie names like "The Son of Abyss" and "Life's Abyss And Then You Dive", and there is even a poster saying "The Abuse", mocking the actual poster with extended U.
  • Due to injuries he sustained on set, Ed Harris was almost unable to accept the role of Frankie Flannery in his next film, State of Grace.
  • Ed Harris and James Cameron reputedly clashed vigorously during filming.
  • Ed Harris really pounded Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio during the scene where his team tries to revive her, and James Cameron was asking for repeats, not satisfied. Lying exposed and being pounded, Mastrantonio stormed out of the set because she could not take it any more after the cameraman announced that they had been re-filming the scene for so long that more film had to be loaded into the camera. If you look closely when Ed Harris punching Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, you can see her blink
  • It was not liquid breathing fluid pumped into Ed Harris' suit, but pink water, and he was holding his breath. For the underwater scenes, a similar suit was made with a pink shader that could be opened easily from outside so that the crew could provide him with oxygen between takes. He also had to wear specially-made contact lenses to focus under the water. Because the tank was not deep enough, he was pulled horizontally for each take of the descent sequence. Harris nearly drowned in one take, the diver that brought him air had the mouth piece upside down so as Ed Harris took a breath he also was breathing water.
  • Conversely, in Ensign Monk's demonstration of this fluid, the rat genuinely was breathing liquid.
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Ed Harris both refused to do press for the film and have publicly stated they'll never work with Cameron again.
  • The preproduction was so secretive that the most anybody knew about the premise was it involved aliens underwater. Several cheap knockoff movies were quickly made to cash in on what was expected to be the blockbuster of the summer. Among these are Deepstar Six, Lords of the Deep and Leviathan. All were box office failures. In the end, those films resembled Cameron's previous Aliens more than The Abyss.
  • The first three chapters of the novelisation by Orson Scott Card were background of the three main characters, Bud, Lindsey and Coffey. Harris and Mastrantonio were each given the chapters of Card's novelization describing their characters' background (which had not been published at the time) to understand their characters better.
  • The 1988 pinball machine "Secret Service" appears in the movie.

Lowell George (born April 13, 1945 in Hollywood, CA - June 29, 1979) was an American musician, singer and guitarist, with the rock group Little Feat and as a solo artist. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums. ... The American Humane Association is an organization founded in 1877 dedicated to the welfare of animals and children. ... Species 50 species; see text *Several subfamilies of Muroids include animals called rats. ... Oxygenation refers to the amount of oxygen in a medium. ... Some important fluorocarbons. ... Liquid breathing is a form of respiration in which someone breathes an oxygen rich liquid (usually from the perfluorocarbon family), rather than breathing air. ... James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a three-time Academy Award winning director, producer and screenwriter. ... Michael Connell Biehn (born July 31, 1956) is an American actor known for his roles in The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Tombstone (1993), The Rock (1996), and Grindhouse (2007). ... The Terminator (also known as Terminator in some early trailers and posters) is a 1984 science fiction/action film featuring former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger in what would become his best-known role, and also starred Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn. ... Aliens is a 1986 science fiction movie directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. ... Edward Allen Ed Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, best known for his performances in The Right Stuff, Apollo 13 and Pollock, among many others. ... State of Grace is an American neo-noir[1] crime film released in 1990. ... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958 in Lombard, Illinois) is an American actress and singer of Italian descent. ... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958 in Lombard, Illinois) is an American actress and singer of Italian descent. ... Edward Allen Ed Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, best known for his performances in The Right Stuff, Apollo 13 and Pollock, among many others. ... DeepStar Six (1989) is a sci-fi/horror film about the struggles of the crew of an underwater military outpost to defend their base against the attacks of a strange monster. ... Lords of the Deep (1989) is a sci-fi/horror film about an underwater colony under attack by alien life forms. ... Leviathan (1989) is a sci-fi film, following a line of movies like Alien (1979) and The Thing (1982), involving a hideous creature that stalks and kills a group of people in a sealed environment. ... Aliens is a 1986 science fiction movie directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. ...

Budget and Box Office

  • Estimated U.S. budget: $41,000,000[5]
  • Opening weekend U.S. gross: $9,319,797
  • Total U.S. box office gross: $85,200,000
  • Foreign Box Office: $46,000,000

See also

  • Cherokee Nuclear Power Plant

The Cherokee Nuclear Power Plant sits just 10 miles outside of Gaffney, South Carolina in the Cherokee Falls Community. ...

References

  1. ^ The Abyss Special Edition DVD, The Restoration
  2. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800012402/bio
  3. ^ The Toronto Star, Starweek Magazine
  4. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/video/titles/abyss?q=the%20abyss
  5. ^ Paula Parisi, Titanic and the Making of James Cameron, 1998, pg. 19

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