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The Abyss

1989 Rated PG-13 2hr 51m

When a nuclear submarine sinks, a team of divers descends the depths to determine the cause in this sci-fi thriller from writer-director James Cameron. But during the investigation, it becomes evident that an extraterrestrial power is at work. Led by Bud Brigman (Ed Harris), the crew includes Brigman's estranged wife (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and a paranoid Navy lieutenant (Michael Biehn). The film scored an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

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Movie Details

1990 Academy Award®
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Art Direction nominee
  • Best Cinematography nominee
  • Best Sound nominee
Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
Bonus material
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.