• Publication date: March 6, 2012

The Abyss

Divers on a rescue mission come face to face with an alien being.

  • Publication date: March 6, 2012

The Abyss

Program data

Duration: 180

Production Year: 1989

MBC 2:

March 12, 2012 11:00 (KSA) ~ March 12, 2012 10:00 (CLT)

Set during the 1980s amidst the final days of Cold War, an American nuclear submarine is stranded underneath the deep sea.  Military officials are concerned that the Soviets may salvage the wreckage for intelligence purposes.  A group of Navy SEALs have been commissioned to launch a rescue mission from an underwater oil platform, though an approaching hurricane complicates the process.


The operation becomes more peculiar when a non-terrestrial being made of light and water begins communicating with the crew.  The crew's increasingly paranoid lieutenant (Michael Biehn) approaches it with fear, while other members attempt to bond with the creature.


The Abyss earned an Oscar for its outstanding visual effects.  The picture grossed $90 million at the box office.


Directed by: James Cameron




  • Ed Harris
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
  • Michael Biehn
  • J.C. Quinn
  • Leo Burmester