Synopsis: Formerly married petroleum engineers who still have some issues to work out. They are drafted to assist a gung-ho Navy SEAL with a top-secret recovery operation: a nuclear sub has been ambushed and sunk, under mysterious circumstances, in some of the deepest waters on Earth.
Actors: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester
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 min
369 Views

INT. CONTROL RM/ATTACK CENTER 9

Everyone is hurled off his feet. The planesman flights to recover control of

the yoke.

CAPTAIN:

Collision alarm! Collision alarm! Lighten

her up, Charlie!

NAVIGATOR:

The torpedo room is flooded, sir!

CAPTAIN:

Blow all tanks! Blow everything!

HELMSMAN:

Passing twelve hundred feet...

EXEC:

Blowing main tanks!

HELMSMAN:

Twelve hundred fifty feet...

EXT. MONTANA10

The great sub is being hauled down by the mass of its flooded bow section,

its flanks rushing past us like a freight train headed for Hell.

INT. MONTANA CONTROL ROOM 11

The command crew fights futility for control, everyone shouting and terrified.

EXEC:

Main forward tanks ruptured!

HELMSMAN:

Passing thirteen hundred feet...

EXEC:

Too deep to pump auxiliaries!

CAPTAIN:

All back full! All back full!

HELMSMAN:

Answering all back full. Passing thirteen hundred

fifty feet... fourteen hundred... fourteen

fifty...

The Captain locks eyes with the Exec amid the din...

CAPTAIN:

We're losing her. Launch the buoy!

The Exec opens the door to a small box and punches a button. A red light

comes on. The Captains takes a deep breath.

EXT. MONTANA12

A tiny transmitter is ejected from the sub's hell and begins its long ascent

to the surface. A second later the sub slams down like a piledriver onto a

ledge, tearing open its pressure hull.

INT. MONTANA13

VARIOUS QUICK CUTS, just flashes and impressions, as...

Seawater blasts down the corridors --

Explodes across the control room, hurling men like dolls --

Floods the cavernous missile bay in seconds --

Bursts through hatches into the reactor room --

Blasts men OUT OF FRAME in a micro-second.

EXT. OCEAN/UNDERWATER 14

In the cobalt twilight we see the Montana slide down the sea cliff, its hull

SCREECHING like the death agonies of some marine dinosaur. Descending in an

avalanche of silt, it finally disappears into the blackness below... a

blackness which continues almost straight down, 20,000 feet to the bottom of

the Cayman Trough. The abyss.

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James Cameron

James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer. He first found major success with the science fiction action film The Terminator. more…

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