Lincoln Hawk
Sylvester Stallone as "Lincoln Hawk" in Over The Top (1987):
He's staying with me! You tell him that! You tell him!
The Abyss (1989) 15
The Abyss - Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Tagline: There's all you've known about adventure. And then, there's The Abyss.
Genres: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Released: 09 August 1989 (USA)
Length: 138 min
Rating: 8 out of 10 8 /10
  • James Cameron took CGI to a new level with this film with the underwater Alien species. He would later take CGI beyond this level with his next film Terminator 2!
  • Michael Biehn works with James Cameron again as a military lieutenant, but this time with a less rational mind.
  • James Cameron clearly has a passion for being under the ocean. He would later make the Titanic, in which he travelled down to see the real life wreckage for research. After that he took 10 years off feature films and made under water documentaries instead. Hence his vision for this film The Abyss!
  • It opened up our eyes to what could be down in the depths of The Abyss. It is often said we know more about space than we do about the deep deep ocean. Who knows what could be down there.

A Place On Earth More Awesome Than Anywhere In Space

In this thrilling, underwater action-adventure from writer-director James Cameron ('Titanic', 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day', 'Aliens'), a civilian oil-rig crew is recruited to conduct a search-and-rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks.

One diver (Ed Harris) soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey over 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface, where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

Virgil 'Bud' Brigman
When it comes to the safety of these people, there's me and then there's God, understand?
Virgil 'Bud' Brigman
Goddammit, you bitch! You never backed away from anything in your life! Now fight!

[slaps Lindsey]


[slaps Lindsey again]

Fight! Right now! Do it! Fight goddammit! Fight! Fight! Fiiiiight!
Lindsey Brigman
We all see what we want to see. Coffey looks and he sees Russians. He sees hate and fear. You have to look with better eyes than that.
Virgil 'Bud' Brigman
Alan 'Hippy' Carnes

[regarding Lindsey Brigman]

God, I hate that bitch.Probably shouldn't have married her then, huh?
Lindsey Brigman
It's not easy being a cast-iron bitch. It takes discipline, and years of training... A lot of people don't appreciate that.
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