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YMMV: The Abyss
  • Anvilicious: If aliens looked at us and saw the Cold War, they'd wipe us out in self-defense. But if they looked and saw The Power of Love... they might let us live anyway. Of course, Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped though.
    Lindsey: We all see what we want to see... Coffey looks and he sees Russians, he sees hate and fear. Bud, you have to look with better eyes than that.
  • Dancing Bear: Possible example. See note on special effects.
  • Karma Houdini: It could be argued that the aliens fall into this, as they (probably accidentally) cause the crew of the nuclear sub to die, and are never called on it
  • Narm:
    "THE CRANE! WE LOST THE CRANE! IT'S ON ITS WAY DOWN TO YOU!"
  • Squick: Coffey cutting rank chevrons into his arm with a K-Bar.
  • Tear Jerker: Lindsey drowning herself. Especially as the water goes up to her chin, she screams out "remind me why I thought this was a good idea"
    • Also her reaction to Bud apparently drowning too.
    • Her line "It's not easy being a cast iron bitch. You have to work hard for it" is sad in a different sort of way.

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