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The Abyss was definitely a very odd and sometimes very telling film when it came to the paranoia of humanity versus the wonder of which some people are still capable of. Centered around the recovery of a missile warhead from a downed submarine. It plays out in the formula of an angry and ignorant military presence that wants nothing more than to do his duty and disregard everything, and everyone, else in the pursuit of getting the job done. What no one realizes is that the strange entity that’s been seen circling about has been watching and attempting to get to know something about their human visitors.
Apparently it wasn’t as fun of a film to shoot as it was to watch.
Cast - Member - Diver - Shoot
10. Every cast member had to become a certified diver for the shoot.
A great deal of this movie took place underwater so there couldn’t be any mistakes made thanks to inexperience. Everyone had to know what they were doing.
Ed - Harris - Set
9. Ed Harris almost drowned on set.
At one point he’d signaled for someone to bring him some oxygen since he was out but the person that finally brought it to him handed the regulator upside down. Water filled his throat before another person could set it right. Harris apparently broken down after this.
Resuscitation - Scene - Comfort
8. The resuscitation scene was a little too real for comfort.
Apparently Harris was really pounding on Mastrantonio’s chest and got a little carried away. When she found out the camera broke halfway through the scene she wasn’t too happy.
Rat - Scene
7. The rat breathing fluid scene was real.
The only reason that the scene pulled away from this so...
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