Movies Abyss, The (1989 Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) Published 7 months ago on October 19, 2018 After the deep space of Aliens, director James Cameron went to the other extreme with The Abyss, setting his film in the ocean’s deepest reaches. An American nuclear sub suffers a power failure and comes to rest on the lip of one of the ocean’s deepest trenches. Rescue arrives in the shape of an oil rig with a submersible capable of reaching the stricken sub and, led by Bud Brigman (Ed Harris) and his estranged wife Lindsey (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), they discover a flooded craft inhabited by dead men. But Lindsey and, subsequently, the rest of the crew, realise they are not alone and that something not of this world ‘lives’ in the trenches. Before they can discern its purpose, a crazed Navy SEAL, Lt Hiram Coffey (Michael Biehn), convinced they’re facing a Soviet threat, launches a nuclear bomb at the visitors and Brigman must descend deeper than any man has gone before to defuse it. Cameron’s film is spectacular, from the drama of reaching the stricken sub as a hurricane brews, through the magical ‘encounters’ generated by Oscar-winners Industrial Light and Magic, to the nail-biting finale as Coffey’s actions threaten the world’s safety. Harris and Mastrantonio provide the emotional core, while Biehn is satisfyingly bonkers, and Cameron racks the tension up nicely throughout the film. production details USA | 139 minutes | 1989 Director: James Cameron Script: James Cameron, Phillip Norwood, cast Chris Elliott as Bendix Ed Harris as Virgil ‘Bud’ Brigman Leo Burmester as Catfish De Vries J.C. Quinn as Arliss ‘Sonny’ Dawson Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Lindsey Brigman Michael Biehn as Lieutenant Hiram Coffey Todd Graff as Alan ‘Hippy’ Carnes John Bedford Lloyd as Jammer Willis Kimberly Scott as Lisa ‘One Night’ Standing Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. as Lew Finler George Robert Klek as Wilhite Christopher Murphy as Schoenick Adam Nelson as Ensign Monk Dick Warlock as Dwight Perry Jimmie Ray Weeks as Leland McBride J. Kenneth Campbell as DeMarco Peter Ratray as Captain Michael Beach as Barnes Ken Jenkins as Gerard Kirkhill Michael Chapman as Dr. Berg William Wisher Jr. as Bill Tyler Frank Lloyd as Navigator ActionAdventureCaptain Kidd Brewer Jr.Chris ElliottChristopher MurphyEd HarrisGeorge Robert KlekJ.C. QuinnJames CameronJohn Bedford LloydKimberly ScottLeo BurmesterMary Elizabeth MastrantonioMichael BiehnPhillip NorwoodScience FictionThrillerTodd Graff Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes2 mins ago Big Texas Fix: Dream House (S1EP7 DIY Sat 25 May 2019) Dream House: Michael and Ashley stumble upon a pre-1900s Victorian home after doing some curbside dumpster diving, so they hit... Episodes2 mins ago Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation – A Forever Home in Isle of Palms (S4EP8 HGTV Sat 25 May 2019) A Forever Home in Isle of Palms: A couple has made the decision to purchase a property in Cape San... Episodes2 mins ago Murder Decoded: Prowling Wolf (S1EP8 ID Sat 25 May 2019) Reports of shots fired at an apartment complex lead police to discover the bodies of a single mother and two... Episodes2 mins ago The Son: Hot Oil (S2EP5 AMC Sat 25 May 2019) Hot Oil: In 1852, Young Eli is forced hide a deadly secret; in 1916, Maria’s return brings devastating consequences for... Episodes2 mins ago Ransom: Story for Another Day (Season 3 Finale CBS Sat 25 May 2019) Story for Another Day: When Cynthia (Karen LeBlanc) and her younger brother, Tyler (Emmanuel Kabongo), are abducted by a criminal... search EPISODES Episodes2 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Annabella Cinderella (S12EP11 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Annabella Cinderella: Crabtree and John are transporting a convicted axe murderer to prison when she escapes to exact revenge on... Episodes2 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Six of the Best (S12EP12 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Six of the Best: Murdoch’s distressing childhood memories are evoked while investigating the death of an orphan under the care... Episodes2 mins ago From Friend to Fiancé (Hallmark Sat 25 May 2019, Jocelyn Hudon, Ryan Paevey) Jess Parks (Hudon) has a good job, great friends and a cool apartment in the city. She has it all,... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.