The Abyss

The Abyss

  • PG-13
  • 1989
  • 139 min
  • USA
  • action, drama, mystery

A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

Director: James Cameron

Screenwriter: James Cameron

Stars: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn

The utterly gorgeous special effects frequently overshadow the fact that The Abyss is also a totally gripping, claustrophobic thriller, complete with an interesting crew of characters.


  • James Cameron
    James Cameron

    James Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, on August 16, 1954. He moved to the USA in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screen-writing ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director, miniature-set builder, and process-projection supervisor on Roger...

Main Cast


Producer: Gale Anne Hurd, Van Ling

Editor: Conrad Buff IV, Howard E. Smith, Joel Goodman

Casting: Howard Feuer

Director Of Photography: Mikael Salomon

Original Music Composer: Alan Silvestri

Costume Design: Deborah Everton

Production Design: Leslie Dilley


Tagline: There's everything you've ever known about adventure, and then there's The Abyss.

Genres: action, drama, mystery, science fiction, thriller

Certificate: PG-13


Year: 1989

Runtime: 139 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby