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The Abyss

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Directed by: James Cameron
Written by: James Cameron
Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn
Released on: August 9, 1989
Taglines: Believe your eyes.

The Abyss Quotes

Whoa! I don't remember someone putting a wall here.

We have no way of warning the surface. And you know what that means? It means, whatever happens, is up to us.

Sniff something? Did ya, rat boy?

Everybody just stay calm. The situation is under control.

It went straight for the warhead, and they think it's cute.

We don't need them. We can't trust them. We may have to take steps. We're gonna have to take steps.

These guys are about as much fun as a tax audit.

So, raise your hand if you thought that was a Russian water tentacle.

I know, but we could get lucky, right? So we should go for it.

I saw these things. I touched one of them. And... It wasn't some clunky steel can... like we would build. It glided. It was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Oh, God, I wish you'd been there. It was a machine. It was a machine, but it was alive. It was like a... like a dance of light. Please. You have to trust me. Now, I don't think they mean us any harm. I don't know how I know that. It's just... a feeling.

The bad news is we got eight hours in this can blowin' down... And the worse news is, it's gonna take us three weeks to decompress later.

Hang on, gentleman. Touchdown. Crowd goes wild.

I know how alone you feel... alone in all that cold blackness... but I'm there in the dark with you. Oh Bud you're not alone... Oh, God. You remember that time - you were pretty drunk, you probably don't remember - but the power went out in that little apartment we had on Orange Street? We were staring at that one little candle, and I, I said something really dumb like, that candle was me, and like every one of us is out there alone in the dark in this life... and you just, you just lit up another candle and you put it beside mine and said "No! See, that's me. That's me"... and we stared at the two candles, and then... well, if you remember any of this, I'm sure you remember the next part. But there are two candles in the dark. I'm with you. I'll always be with you Bud, I promise that.

I need you to believe me right now. Please?

So raise your hand if you think that was a Russian water-tentacle.

When it comes to the safety of these people, there's me and then there's God, understand?

It says... It says, uh... "Virgil Brigman back on the air".

Virgil, you wiener.

It's not easy being a cast-iron bitch. It takes discipline, and years of training... A lot of people don't appreciate that.

Lindsey Brigman : Explorer, this is Cab Three, starting our descent along the umbilical.
'Sonny' Dawson : Roger that, Cab Three. Good luck.
Lindsey Brigman : Luck is not a factor.

We all see what we want to see. Coffey looks and he sees Russians. He sees hate and fear. You have to look with better eyes than that.

When you're hanging on by your fingernails, you can't go waving your arms around.

How do you know they're really gonna do it? Where do you get off passing judgment on us? You can't be sure. How do you know?

She didn't leave me. She just left me behind.

Virgil : Brigman here. Yeah, Kirkhill, what's going on? Yeah, I'm calm. I'm a calm person. Is there some reason I shouldn't be calm?
Virgil : WHAT?

Alan "Hippy" Carnes : You know, we got Russian subs creepin' around; anythin' goes wrong they can say whatever they want happened! Give their folks medals!
Virgil 'Bud' Brigman : Relax, will ya? You're makin' the women nervous.
Lindsey Brigman : Cute, Virgil.

Lew Finler : Bud, did you know your hand is blue?
Virgil 'Bud' Brigman : Finler, why don't you just shut up and put your gear on?

Howdy. Uh... How are you guys doin'?

Keep your pantyhose on.

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