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The Abyss

9th August 1989
2h 20m
James Cameron
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The Abyss is a 1989 Adventure Drama film released on 9th August; James Cameron directed the film which stars Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Ed Harris, and Michael Biehn. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $20,000,098 on its budget.


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

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Cast (34)

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's profile Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Ed Harris's profile Ed Harris
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Michael Biehn's profile Michael Biehn
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Chris Elliott's profile Chris Elliott
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Michael Beach's profile Michael Beach
Age at Filming ≈ 25
J.C. Quinn's profile J.C. Quinn
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Kimberly Scott's profile Kimberly Scott
Age at Filming ≈ 27
Ken Jenkins's profile Ken Jenkins
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Michael Chapman's profile Michael Chapman
Age at Filming ≈ 53
Brad Sullivan's profile Brad Sullivan
Age at Filming ≈ 57
J. Kenneth Campbell's profile J. Kenneth Campbell
Age at Filming ≈ 41
John Bedford Lloyd's profile John Bedford Lloyd
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Leo Burmester's profile Leo Burmester
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Thomas F. Duffy's profile Thomas F. Duffy
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Dick Warlock's profile Dick Warlock
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Jimmie Ray Weeks's profile Jimmie Ray Weeks
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Todd Graff's profile Todd Graff
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Emily Yancy's profile Emily Yancy
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Christopher Murphy
Age at Filming ≈ 25
William Wisher's profile William Wisher
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Tom Isbell
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Peter Ratray
Age at Filming ≈ 47
Captain Kidd Brewer Jr.
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Joseph C. Nemec III
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Mikhail Gorbachev's profile Mikhail Gorbachev
Age at Filming ≈ 57

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Production Companies

Lightstorm Entertainment Pacific Western

The Abyss FAQ

When was The Abyss released?

The Abyss was released 34 years ago, on Wednesday August 9th, 1989.

Who plays the lead role(s) in The Abyss?

The lead role is played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

How much did The Abyss cost to make?

The budget was $70,000,000.

How much money did The Abyss make?

The worldwide revenue was $90,000,098.

Is The Abyss on Netflix?

No, The Abyss is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is The Abyss on Amazon Prime?

No, The Abyss is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is The Abyss on Disney Plus?

No, The Abyss is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States