History Film / TheAbyss

8th Jan '16 7:03:11 AM Folamh3
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* WeddingRingRemoval: Bud throws his titanium wedding ring down a toilet in a fit of pique when he learns his estranged wife is visiting the underwater station he is running. Thankfully he has second thoughts and fishes it out. It eventually saves his finger (and life) when a bulkhead closes on it later.
7th Jan '16 6:49:01 PM Deadlock
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* RedWireBlueWire: Bud is told that if the wires are one set of colors, to cut the darker one, but if they're another set of colors, to cut the lighter one. With his yellow chemical light, he can't tell which color set they are, so he's faced with a WireDilemma.
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* RedWireBlueWire: Bud is told that if the wires are one set of colors, to cut the darker one, but if they're another set of colors, to cut blue wire with the lighter one. white stripe, and not to touch the black wire with the yellow stripe. With his yellow chemical light, he can't tell which color set light they are, look exactly the same, so he's faced with a WireDilemma.
25th Dec '15 8:10:48 PM AnotherGuy
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* ChekhovsSkill: "They used to call me 'The Hammer'."
24th Dec '15 10:32:46 AM PatBerry
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* BitchAlert: Lindsey, coming complete with a character introducing her as "the supreme bitch queen of the universe" and another character making a gagging gesture when Lindsey's put on the phone.
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* BitchAlert: Lindsey, coming complete with a character introducing her as "the supreme bitch queen Bitch Queen of the universe" Universe" and another character making a gagging gesture when Lindsey's put on the phone.
21st Dec '15 2:08:57 AM Adept
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'''''The Abyss''''' is a ScienceFiction film that was written and directed by Creator/JamesCameron. It stars Creator/EdHarris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Creator/MichaelBiehn. The original musical score was composed by AlanSilvestri. It was released on August 9, 1989 in the United States.
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'''''The Abyss''''' is a ScienceFiction film that was written and directed by Creator/JamesCameron. It stars Creator/EdHarris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Creator/MichaelBiehn. The original musical score was composed by AlanSilvestri.Creator/AlanSilvestri. It was released on August 9, 1989 in the United States.
14th Dec '15 9:41:43 PM FF32
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* DoNotCallMePaul: Bud's real first name is [[EmbarrassingFirstName Virgil]]. Inverted at the end when he allows himself to be called that. Lindsey also asks the SEALS not to call her Mrs. Brigman, prompting Coffey to snidely ask whether they should just call her "sir." However, this is inverted [[spoiler: at the end.]]
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* DoNotCallMePaul: Bud's real first name is [[EmbarrassingFirstName Virgil]]. Inverted at the end when he allows himself to be called that. Lindsey also asks the SEALS [=SEALs=] not to call her Mrs. Brigman, prompting Coffey to snidely ask whether they should just call her "sir." However, this is inverted [[spoiler: at the end.]]

* EightiesHair: Not quite so obvious on the crew, but the SEALS have some rather non-regulation hair going. In the extended version, the newscast reveals some spectacular 80s hair on the newscasters and crowds. A bit of TruthInTelevision, since SEALS are free to have non-regulation hairstyles (within reason) as long as it doesn't interfere with their operations, though most still keep their hair farily short.
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* EightiesHair: Not quite so obvious on the crew, but the SEALS [=SEALs=] have some rather non-regulation hair going. In the extended version, the newscast reveals some spectacular 80s hair on the newscasters and crowds. A bit of TruthInTelevision, since SEALS [=SEALs=] are free to have non-regulation hairstyles (within reason) as long as it doesn't interfere with their operations, though most still keep their hair farily short.

* {{Hypocrite}}: Lindsay tells the Navy SEALS to watch for signs of High Pressure Nervous Syndrome and yet continually jerks Coffey's chain when he's clearly showing signs of it. It's only when the rig crew are at gunpoint, that she tries to be diplomatic, but by this point, he's completely flipped.
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Lindsay tells the Navy SEALS [=SEALs=] to watch for signs of High Pressure Nervous Syndrome and yet continually jerks Coffey's chain when he's clearly showing signs of it. It's only when the rig crew are at gunpoint, that she tries to be diplomatic, but by this point, he's completely flipped.

* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Coffey's explanation to Bud as to why the SEALs stole the sub: they were JustFollowingOrders.
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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Coffey's explanation to Bud as to why the SEALs [=SEALs=] stole the sub: they were JustFollowingOrders.

* ProperlyParanoid: Hippie trusts the Navy SEALS about as far as he can throw them and he turns out to be right when they sneak a warhead from the sunken sub onto the rig. Also, along with Bud, he's the first to spot that Coffey has the shakes.
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* ProperlyParanoid: Hippie trusts the Navy SEALS [=SEALs=] about as far as he can throw them and he turns out to be right when they sneak a warhead from the sunken sub onto the rig. Also, along with Bud, he's the first to spot that Coffey has the shakes.

* TokenGoodTeammate: Ensign Monk of the SEALS. He is the only one of the SEALS who recognizes that Coffey has lost his mind, being TheMedic, but on account of him crippled and the only other SEALS being dead or desperate to follow his superior's orders, the only thing he could do is remove the ammunition from Coffey's weapon and help with the liquid oxygen suit that he brought onboard.
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* TokenGoodTeammate: Ensign Monk of the SEALS. [=SEALs=]. He is the only one of the SEALS [=SEALs=] who recognizes that Coffey has lost his mind, being TheMedic, but on account of him crippled and the only other SEALS [=SEALs=] being dead or desperate to follow his superior's orders, the only thing he could do is remove the ammunition from Coffey's weapon and help with the liquid oxygen suit that he brought onboard.
16th Nov '15 11:01:37 AM Null1
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* BigNo: Bud, after Lindsey drowns. (She gets better).
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* BigNo: Bud, after Lindsey drowns. (She [[spoiler:She gets better).better]].
1st Nov '15 5:05:38 PM enderheisenberg
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%% Anvilicious goes under YMMV.
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%% Anvilicious goes under YMMV.** The aliens; they're actually trying to do good.
17th Oct '15 9:06:21 PM Sydxelia
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* SociopathicSoldier: At first, Coffey shows genuine remorse when he realizes his shortsightedness has killed most of the crew, not to mention one of his team. A few hours of high-pressure neurotic syndrome turn him into an example of the trope, to the point that he's cutting rank chevrons on his shoulder with a K-Bar.
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* SociopathicSoldier: At first, Coffey shows genuine remorse when he realizes his shortsightedness has killed most four members of the Bud's crew, not to mention one of his team. A few hours However, the worsening effects of high-pressure neurotic syndrome High Pressure Nervous Syndrome turn him into an example of the trope, to the point that where he's cutting rank chevrons on his shoulder arm with a K-Bar.

* TokenGoodTeammate: Ensign Monk of the SEAL's. He is the only one of the SEAL's who recognizes that Coffey has lost his mind, being TheMedic, but on account of him crippled and the only other SEALs being dead or desperate to follow his superior's orders, the only thing he could do is remove the ammunition from Coffey's weapon and help with the liquid oxygen suit that he brought onboard.
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* TokenGoodTeammate: Ensign Monk of the SEAL's. SEALS. He is the only one of the SEAL's SEALS who recognizes that Coffey has lost his mind, being TheMedic, but on account of him crippled and the only other SEALs SEALS being dead or desperate to follow his superior's orders, the only thing he could do is remove the ammunition from Coffey's weapon and help with the liquid oxygen suit that he brought onboard.
17th Oct '15 8:12:07 PM Sydxelia
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* GiantWallOfWateryDoom: In the director's cut, aliens threaten to annihilate humanity with mile-high tidal waves rearing up on every coast. [[spoiler:Instead, it turns into a harmless demonstration of the aliens' power when they ''stop the waves'' just short of breaking over the coast.]] And when the Deep Core is damaged, one of these hits the barracks module, killing [[spoiler:Finler, Perry, MacWhorter and Dietz]]. Also, one of these gushes through the nuclear sub at the beginning.
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* GiantWallOfWateryDoom: In the director's cut, aliens threaten to annihilate humanity with mile-high tidal waves rearing up on every coast. [[spoiler:Instead, it turns into a harmless demonstration of the aliens' power when they ''stop the waves'' just short of breaking over the coast.]] And when the Deep Core is damaged, one of these hits the barracks module, killing [[spoiler:Finler, Perry, MacWhorter McWhorter and Dietz]]. Also, one of these gushes through the nuclear sub at the beginning.
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