Abyss, The

Lists: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 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."

Overall Ranking: 1270 (Rank from 1989: # 17)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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  • James Cameron 101

  • People Involved

  • Ed Harris (Virgil Brigman)
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Lindsey Brigman)
  • Michael Biehn (Lt. Hiram Coffey)
  • Leo Burmester (Catfish De Vries)
  • Todd Graff (Alan Carnes)
  • John Bedford Lloyd (Jammer Willis)
  • Kimberly Scott (Lisa Standing)
  • Chris Elliott (Bendix)
  • J.C. Quinn (Sonny Dawson)
  • Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. (Lew Finler)
  • George Robert Klek (Wilhite)
  • Christopher Murphy (Schoenick)
  • Adam Nelson (Ensign Monk)
  • Dick Warlock (Dwight Perry)
  • Jimmie Ray Weeks (Leland McBride)
  • J. Kenneth Campbell (DeMarco)
  • Ken Jenkins (Gerard Kirkhill)
  • Peter Ratray (Captain)
  • Michael Beach (Barnes)
  • James Cameron (Director)