About

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.

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Directed by

James Cameron

Written by

James Cameron (Screenplay)

Runtime

139 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

sea underwater ocean alien life-form insanity flying saucer scuba diving trapped underwater  deepsea diving suit nuclear missile scuba thalassophobia

Photos

Lists

#66 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut

Awards

Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects Dennis Muren Dennis Skotak

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Leslie Dilley

Oscar nomination for Best Sound Don J. Bassman Richard Overton Kevin F. Cleary