The Abyss
The Abyss
Directed By James Cameron
Written By James Cameron
Cast Michael Biehn, Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Produced By Gale Anne Hurd, Van Ling
Film Editing By Joel Goodman, Conrad Buff
Cinematography By Mikael Salomon
Music By Alan Silvestri

Lightstorm Entertainment


United States



Release Date

August 9, 1989


140 Minutes

Rating PG-13
Distributed By

20th Century Fox

Budget $70,000,000
Gross $90,000,098



  • Ed Harris as Virgil "Bud" Brigman
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Dr. Lindsey Brigman
  • Michael Biehn as Lieutenant Hiram Coffey
  • J.C. Quinn as Arliss "Sonny" Dawson
  • Leo Burmester as Catfish De Vries
  • Kimberly Scott as Lisa "One Night" Standing
  • Todd Graff as Alan "Hippy" Carnes
  • John Bedford Lloyd as Jammer Willis
  • Chris Elliott as Bendix
  • Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. as Lew Finler
  • George Robert Klek as Wilhite
  • Christopher Murphy as Schoenick
  • Adam Nelson as Ensign Monk
  • Richard Warlock as Dwight Perry
  • Jimmie Ray Weeks as Leland McBride
  • J. Kenneth Campbell as DeMarco
  • William Wisher, Jr. as Bill Taylor
  • Ken Jenkins as Gerard Kirkhill



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