Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Bud. He's lucky the N.T.I.'s save him...
N.T.I.'s. Non-terrestrial intelligence... I think it's cute.
oxygenated flurocarbon emulsion. Did I spell that right?
Virgil . 'Oh, Virgil, you weiner! You never could stand up to a fight!' It's true... he still can't stand up to the fight (but he can at the end of the movie!)
Garth. The last is Coffey... I thought that was funny until I saw how it was spelled... oh, well!
Lindsey's and Bud's. If it weren't for the characters actually saying 'It's Bud...' or 'It's you, Lindsay', I wouldn't be able to tell. The computer animation isn't all it's cracked up to be!
Beany. I love the part when he puts Beany into a Ziploc baggy to make sure she doesn't get wet or drown... his devotion to her is amazing!
|What song do One Night (in Flatbed), Bud, and Hippy start singing when they are moving Deepcore to a site closer to the Montana?||'The Abyss'- The Ultimate Movie
'Willing'. Listen to the lyrics to get the answer for this one... (or just read the script, like I did! Yes, I know that's cheating!).
Deepcore. Actually, it's Deepcore II, but I wonder, whatever happened to Deepcore I?
Coffey. To Hippy, after he catches him looking at the MIRV attatched to Big Geek.
|'It's WWIII in a can!' (This is not said in the theatrical version of the film, only the Special Edition. So, here's a hint: It is said in response to Coffey when he is stating the explosive power held by the USS Montana. Who was he telling that to?)||'The Abyss' Quotes
Lindsey. In response to Coffey telling her how much explosive power the USS Montana holds: 'Your MIRV is a tactical nuke, uh... 50 kilotons nominal yield. Say, five times Hiroshima.'
Catfish. To Hippy, when they get in a bit of a fight.
Hippy. He says it to Bud after he comments about how much he hates Lindsey.
Crypto. All of the other answers I gave describe the contents of the notebook. It also says "US Navy" and "USS Montana" in smaller letters underneath "Crypto." A key part of Coffey's mission is to remove such classified information from the wreck.
Neutron counter. As they initially approach the sub, Coffey asks Lindsey for radiation readings. She replies, "Neutron counter's not showing much." When first issued the devices, Hippy says that although they're getting paid triple-time for the mission, the money wouldn't be worth much in six months when certain body parts fall off because of radiation.
The Hammer. When telling Hippy that the Navy SEALs don't look so tough, Catfish balls up his fist and says, "See this? They used to call this The Hammer." The term "hands of stone" was a nickname given to 70's/80's era boxer Roberto Duran!
Cayman Trough. It actually sinks right on the edge of the trough, not all the way into it. This trench lies in the western Caribbean, between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. It is the deepest point in the Caribbean Sea. In the film, it is referred to as a "trough," but either term, "trench" or "trough", is acceptable.
pressurizing. Deep Core is an ambient pressure environment, meaning the pressure inside Deep Core is the same as the pressure outside at that depth. They must slowly adjust the pressure from the surface level to the level for Deep Core's depth. This allows divers to exit Deep Core for dives, and re-enter afterwards, without having to go through pressurization adjustments. In the real world, however, ambient diving requires much longer compression/decompression times. To compress to the estimated 87 atmospheres felt at Deep Core's depths, they would probably have needed to spend a few weeks compressing. But of course this would have killed the plot line, so the writers fudged a little bit!
High Pressure Nervous Syndrome. Referred to as "HPNS," the symptoms include tremors and psychosis. Lt. Coffey adds "a partridge in a pear tree" as a symptom, in an attempt to downplay the risk of the team falling victim to the disorder. He says they've all "checked out" fine. Ironically, Lt. Coffey himself is the only member of the team who actually becomes afflicted by this syndrome.
Navy SEALs. They are led by Lt. Coffey (played by Michael Biehn), a dead-serious and brash man, who rubs the Deep Core crew the wrong way almost immediately. Catfish says "They don't look so tough. I've fought plenty tougher guys than them."
orange. It's an orange jumpsuit. As the submersible is released from the Benthic Explorer and splashes into the water, Lindsey announces "Touchdown! Crowd goes wild." Her military passengers do not seem amused.
Frederick. The movie was set in 1994 (which shows on monitors when the crew enters the submarine), yet the name "Frederic" (slightly different spelling) was retired as a hurricane name in 1979, when a hurricane with that name slammed into coastal Alabama. Of course, this is fiction, so they can get away with that! On a similar note, US/USSR tensions play heavily in the plot of the Special Edition, but we all know the USSR no longer existed in 1994!
Operation Salvor. This codename is only mentioned once, when the Navy commander is briefing Brigman about the situation via a video conference. Brigman is less than enthusiastic about the offer to participate in the operation.
New York Yankees. He wears it in all the scenes in the first third or so of the film, then doesn't wear it anymore for the duration of the film. I think he got separated from it in the chaos of the rig being dragged, although you never actually see this.
|In the scene that introduces us to Deep Core and its crew, Bud tells Harry to clean up. What does Bud say about how dirty it is?||Ultimate "The Abyss", Part One
"It's starting to look like my apartment.". Bud issues this order as he is heading to the tool pusher's office to take a phone call from the surface. The phone call is from a Benthic Petroleum supervisor who is calling to tell him about the sub sinking, and to recruit the Deep Core team for the rescue operation. If it looked like his apartment, then I wonder why he wanted it cleaned up?
"Launch the buoy". He orders a buoy launched that gives the sub's position to rescuers. It is shown on the surface with a blinking white light after it has been launched. In reality, the position of nuclear subs, and the cargo and information they carry, is so secret that they do not carry such buoys. It often takes months, or even years, to locate such a wreck.
USS Montana. The power systems on the sub fail when the mysterious unidentified vehicle comes near, but by the time power is restored it's too late to reverse course. The sub crashes into the wall of the trench and sinks.
|This quote appears at the very beginning of the movie: "When you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you...". To what famous philosopher is this quote attributed?||Ultimate "The Abyss", Part One
Friedrich Nietzsche. It's a pretty deep quote (no pun intended!). I'm not quite sure what it's supposed to mean, but it IS a good quote for a movie named "The Abyss." This quote was removed from the theatrical version because the same quote had been used in the movie "Criminal Law" just a few months before "The Abyss" opened in theaters.
generate huge, worldwide tidal waves. The waves, over 1,000 feet high, approach the shore on every coastline on earth, then stop dead, ready to wreak destruction. But Bud's willingness to sacrifice his life to save the NTIs compels them to back down on their threat, and the waves simply shrink away with no harm done. This entire sub-plot is omitted in the theatrical release. In that version, the NTIs simply reveal themselves to the world by surfacing in their massive city/vehicle, with Bud aboard.
|After successfully disarming the warhead, Bud discovers he only has 5 minutes of oxygen left. What does he decide to do?||Ultimate "The Abyss", Part Two
stay where he is. Lindsey begs him to drop his weights and surface right away, breathing shallowly. But it had taken him 30 minutes to fall to the bottom of the trench, and he knows there is no chance he could make it back. He tells her, "Knew this was a one-way ticket, but you know I had to come." He says he's going to just "stay awhile."
blue with white stripe. Bud has difficulty determining the colors on the wires due to the green light emitted by the cyalume he is using for light. He starts to cut one wire, then pauses, thinks, and cuts the other one instead. Of course, he cuts the right one. It would be a pretty stupid ending if the warhead ended up exploding anyway, after all of that drama!