The Making of 'The Abyss'

Synopsis: Vintage interviews with most of the prominent cast and crew members.
10 min

What ?

- Toomuchpressure

- Thispressuregot tostop


I'm onlandspeednow.

[ Rumbling ]

[Sonny]Canyouget thatgoddamnhippy

shitmusicoffthe com line, please ?

Almost done with

the shutoffvalve.

- Sonny, I'm right behind you.

- Hang on a second.

- Okay, give it to me.

- Hereyou go.

Thanks, sweetie.

[ Continues ]

All divers, drop whatyou're doin'.

Everybody out ofthe pool.

[ Bud Over P.A. ] I mean everybody,

right now. Sonny, One Night, let's go.

Damn it.

Wejust got out here.

There was a time

when I would've asked why.

- Get a move on !

- Shit, woman !

Deep Core, this is Flatbed

preparing to surface.

[Man OverRadio]

Roger, Flatbed. Come on up.

[BudOverP.A.] Allrigpersonnel,

assembleat themoonpool.



Come on.

Get his hat off.

What the hell's goin' on ?

How come we got recalled ?

- Hell ifI know.

- I got it.

So, what's the drift, partner ?

Why are we up ?

Just follow standard procedure.

Flog the dog till somebody

tells you what's happening.

- What's thestory, boss ?

- Folks, listen up !

We'vejust been told to shut down

the hole and prepare to move the rig.

- What ?

- We've received an invitation to, um,

cooperate in a matter

ofnational security.


- Nowyou know as much as I do.

Getyourgearoffandget to control.

We'vegotabriefing in tenminutes.

Come on, come on !

Let's move it.

At 0922 local time today,

an American nuclear submarine,

the USS Montana,

with 1 56 men aboard went down

about 22 miles from here.

- Damn.

- Beenno contact with thesubsince.

The cause oftheincident


Yourcompany'sauthorizedthe Navy's use

ofthis facility forarescue operation.


''OperationSalvor. ''

- You want us to search for the sub ?

- No. We know where it is.

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