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The Abyss

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Original title
The Abyss
Running time
146 min.
United States United States
James Cameron
Alan Silvestri
Mikael Salomon
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20th Century Fox / Pacific Western / Lightstorm Entertainment
Adventure. Sci-Fi | Sea Adventures. Submarines. Scuba Diving. Aliens
Synopsis / Plot
In this epic adventure, a team of civilian divers working on "Deepcore," a prototype underwater oil-drilling habitat, is pressed into reluctant service by the U.S. Navy in a search-and-rescue effort for a stricken nuclear submarine. Also making the trip down to the ocean-bottom oil rig is "Deepcore" project engineer Lindsey Brigman, the soon-to-be ex-wife of the divers' leader Bud. Lindsey's brusque manner and estrangement from the rig foreman do not endear her to either the "Deepcore" crew or the SEALs. Forming an uneasy but necessary alliance, the three clashing parties are thrust into an inexplicable chain of circumstances which find them all trapped in the black depths, below the Atlantic Ocean. Here, in this frightening and desolate place, they must confront the mystery of the abyss, a mystery that will ultimately demand the greatest sacrifice man can make.
1989: Oscar: Best Visual Effects
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