Original Australian / NZ Daybill Movie Poster The Abyss
Daybill Movie Poster.The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron and starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. When an American submarine sinks in the Caribbean, the U.S. search and recovery team works with an oil platform crew, racing against Soviet vessels to recover the boat. Deep in the ocean, they encounter something unexpected. The cast and crew endured over six months of grueling six-day, 70-hour weeks on an isolated set. At one point, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio had a physical and emotional breakdown on the set and on another occasion, Ed Harris burst into spontaneous sobbing while driving home. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio remembered, "We never started and finished any one scene in any one day".The film was released on August 9, 1989, receiving generally positive reviews and grossed $89.8 million ensuring it was a financial success.It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for three more Academy awards.