The Abyss

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The Abyss
Directed byJames Cameron
Produced byGale Anne Hurd
Van Ling (special edition)
Written byJames Cameron
StarringEd Harris
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Michael Biehn
Music byAlan Silvestri
CinematographyMikael Salomon
Edited byConrad Buff
Joel Goodman
Lightstorm Entertainment (special edition)
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
August 9, 1989
Running time
140 minutes
170 minutes (special edition)
CountryUnited States
Budget$70 million[1]
Box office$90,000,098[2]

The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction adventure movie. It was directed by James Cameron. It was produced by Gale Anne Hurd. It was produced by Van Ling for the special edition version. The Abyss was released on August 9, 1989. The movie is about a US search and recovery team who work with a oil platform crew to race against Russian vessels to recover a sunken American submarine in the Caribbean. They discover a new and mysterious species while deep in the ocean.

The movie got positive reviews from critics. It has a 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[3] The movie won an Academy Award in the category of Best Visual Effects in 1990. It was also nominated in the categories of Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound.[4]

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  1. "The Abyss - Box Office Data". The Numbers. Retrieved 2015-3-11. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "The Abyss". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-3-11. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "The Abyss". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-3-11. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "The 62nd Academy Awards (1990) Nominees and Winners". Academy Awards. Retrieved 2015-3-11. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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