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Leviathan (1989)

An American deep-sea mining colony stumbles upon a sunken Soviet vessel hiding a horrific secret.

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Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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17 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Havets hämnare  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,029,000, 19 March 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,704,614
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Trivia

Near the beginning of the movie, when Tony 'DeJesus' Rodero's oxygen is about to run out, the captain tries to do something with a computer on board. Between 3D animations and strange interferences on monitor, we see Luxo, Pixar's logo, with a ball, like in the first ever short film made by Pixar Luxo Jr. (1986). See more »

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You can see a crew member, probably the camera assistant, visible in the lower left hand corner of the mirror when Beck and the doctor are talking when the disease first makes its appearance. See more »

Quotes

Martin: Generic alteration?
Dr. Glen Thompson: Genetic.
Martin: Whatever.
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"Rambo, come rescue me!"
1 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Honestly, that's the line that seems to be running through Richard Crenna's mind throughout this flick. As if he can't imagine why he is in this pic.

Basically, Leviathan is probably the best of the '89 glut of aqua-horror-action movies. It's made on a decent budget (unlike DeepStar Six) and doesn't have bloated pretensions of greatness (unlike The Abyss). It's got a decent cast (hey, Hector Elizondo is a class act!) who seem to know they're not making a classic here, but are willing to give it their all for what is basically a cheesy horror flick.

The plot also seems to at least bother to explain itself (unlike DeepStar Six, there' s an explanation for the monster). The cast is likeable (Peter Weller's another can't-miss sort of actor). I wouldn't give it high marks, but it's competently done.


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