The Abyss

The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, 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 Russian vessels to recover the boat. Deep in the ocean, they encounter something unexpected. The film was released on August 9, 1989, and grossed $90 million. It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for three more Academy awards.

Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporat
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 15 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Metacritic:
62
Rotten Tomatoes:
89%
PG-13
Year:
1989
145
2,227 Views

[the cab is flooding]

Virgil:
All right, all right, here. [takes off his dive suit collar] You put this on.

Lindsey Brigman:
No, no! What are you doing?

Virgil:
Don't argue with me, goddammit, just put it on!

Lindsey Brigman:
Look, this is not an option, so just forget about it, all right?

Virgil:
Lindsey, shut up! Shut up, and put this thing on!

Lindsey Brigman:
If you'll be logical for one second...

Virgil:
F*** LOGIC!

Lindsey Brigman:
Please, listen! Just listen to me for one second. Now you've got the suit on, and you're a much better swimmer than I am, right?

Virgil:
[reluctantly] Yeah, maybe...

Lindsey Brigman:
Right? Yes! So I've got a plan.

Virgil:
What's the plan?

Lindsey Brigman:
I drown, and you tow me back to the rig.

Virgil:
No. No!

Lindsey Brigman:
Yes! This water...

Virgil:
NO!

Lindsey Brigman:
...is only a couple degrees above freezing! I g-go into deep hypothermia, my blood'll go like ice water, right? My body systems will slow down, they won't stop...

Virgil:
Linds...

Lindsey Brigman:
You tow me back and I can, I can be revived after, maybe ten or fifteen minutes. Ten-fifteen minutes!

Virgil:
[pushing the suit collar at her] Linds, you put this on, you put it on!

Lindsey Brigman:
[pushing the collar back at him] No, it's the only way! Just put this on! Put this on, you know I'm right. Please, it's the only way, you've got all the s-stuff on the rig to do this! Put this on, Bud, *please*...

Virgil:
[putting the collar back on] This is insane.

Lindsey Brigman:
Oh my God, I know. But it's the only way.

[One Night is trying to disconnect the umbilical]

Virgil:
How's it going, One Night?

Lisa "One Night" Standing:
All hell must be breakin' loose up there. This cable's pissin' me off. I can't get a grip on it!

Virgil:
Well, keep tryin' baby, just keep tryin'.

Bendix:
[back on the Benthic] Shit! We've got a problem! We're losing number two thruster! Bearing's going... It's not holding! We're swinging out of position here!

Benthic Explorer Captain:
God damn it! [the cable slams into One Night's cab]

Lisa "One Night" Standing:
Shit!

Alan "Hippy" Carnes:
The rig is movin'!

Virgil:
Yeah, I can see that! [to the radio] Topside! Topside, pay out some slack, we're gettin' dragged!

Benthic Explorer Captain:
[to the crane operator over radio] Down on number one winch!

Virgil:
We're gettin' dragged!

Benthic Explorer Captain:
[shouts] Down on one! [he gestures frantically through the window at the crane operator; the crane operator signals that he can't hear; the crane breaks off the ship and falls into the water] Shit! Get him on the UQC! [into the radio] Bud! We lost the crane!

Virgil:
Say again, what?

Benthic Explorer Captain:
The crane! We've lost the crane! It's on its way down to you!

Virgil:
All right, all right everybody brace for impact! Close all the exterior hatches, let's go go go go!

Lt. Coffey:
[to SEALs] You two help secure the rig! Let's go!

Virgil:
One Night! One Night, can you hear me? Get the hell outta there, the crane's comin' down! [part of the cable hits One Night's cab, but she manages to get away]

Lisa "One Night" Standing:
I'm okay, I'm clear, Bud! [the crew braces for impact; Hippy puts Beany in a plastic bag]

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