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The Abyss

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(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Director: James Cameron   Cast: Ed Harris, Michael Biehn, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott
  • Running Time: 140 minutes
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SciFi/Fantasy, Suspense/Thriller


Lightstorm Entertainment


20th Century Fox Film Corporat

Release Date

Jan 1, 1989


IFC’s “Bigelow vs. Cameron” series screens this sprawling 1989 thriller about a group of deep-sea oil drillers who get roped into helping a Navy SEAL team explore a mysterious nuclear-sub accident.

Truly Alienated

A big attraction here is Cameron’s surprisingly powerful depiction of a marriage poised on the brink—which, we’re sure, had nothing to do with the second of his four divorces, taking place as the movie was made.