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Leviathan (1989)
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Summary: Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. In a story owing a lot to _Alien_ and _The Thing_, the crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one. (imdb)
Country: Italy, USA
Directed By: George P. Cosmatos
Written By: David Webb Peoples
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na rhinderman rhinderman
80
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na dyslxichrt dyslxichrt
75
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na Mattias1
30
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na torontodog torontodog
50
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na Dreamer
35
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na graag graag
60
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na JohnnyHarker
5
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na ThePunisher ThePunisher
84
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na filmaffinity filmaffinity
46
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na Harry2011
6
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na Wish
55
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na Bruce
55
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na gluckens
77
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na npcdel npcdel
19
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na schnofel schnofel
15
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na GrimCow
35
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na kogepanic nosyparker
55
T4
na wizard81
66
T3
na ludvigsen ludvigsen
45
T2
Pretty much a clone of Alien, The Thing and The Abyss, without bringing anything new to the table - except maybe for the last five minutes which are completely bonkers in both action and tone.
na revolverjgw
80
T5
na Supes
76
T6
100% Original, do not steal!
na hellboy76 hellboy76
44
T2
When this came out I kept confusing it with The Abyss. Similar cover etc. It is not the Abyss. It is also not Alien or The Thing. Watch any of the aforementioned films instead of this.
na bebopcola
55
T2
na Pharley Pharley
3
T2
na jfvirey jfvirey
55
T4
na e112298
60
T4
na gkyratsos
50
T2
na cmiles cmiles
5
T1
na losencilis losencilis
70
T4
na komois
75
T6
na TVFilm_Hub TV+Film-Hub
13
T7
A good old fashioned 1980's suspense/horror/thriller, sort of an Alien knock-off, Aliens beneath the sea.
na KingKongBong KingKongBong
85
T7
na filmcricket
33
T2
na spydrebyte
55
T2
na IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
53
T2
na Hangarl
45
T4
na naimeru naimeru
65
T3
na wayofthegun wayofthegun
50
T2
Good cast, but the premise and execution are just total rip-offs of Alien, The Thing, and The Abyss. It's good enough to hold your attention, but very unoriginal.
na cblur21
58
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na Jarmann Jarmann
45
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na derZONK
70
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na etherealtard
59
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na metalcova24
85
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na Abba Abba
67
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na Cronos
80
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na frigmagnet frigmagnet
50
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na ablaze
62
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na donquixotic
67
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na martygrant
80
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na Sheldrake Sheldrake
60
T6
na Zipster
75
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na bercutio bercutio
65
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na dsaos dsaos
73
T4
Well I thought it was pretty decent.
na Budhisattva Budhisattva
53
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na chester1958 chester1958
80
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na forze
68
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na mike615
45
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na Jazzaloha
42
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na nuotio
50
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na MaxQ
78
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na tehguru
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na zaxeeq
50
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na Barkinson
30
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na Wolfbrother Wolfbrother
90
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na wavymouth
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na ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
60
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na m3tan
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na Weafdog Weafdog
20
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na adidawha adidawha
59
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na jeffv jeff_v
25
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na Brando Brando
60
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na Kartoffeln Kartoffeln!
65
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na p00q p00q
80
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na irvinejump irvinejump
45
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The blurb below says it all... Alien or the thing without EITHER film's charm.
na Zeno
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na kyussj
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na Stain Stain
40
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Dumb _Alien_ ripoff. Star cast should be embarrassed
na some guy
90
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na Deaths
3
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na EmptySet EmptySet
29
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na nickwindk nickwin_dk
60
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na clawx
65
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na jgolden
82
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na mrwinkleman mrwinkleman
55
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na glm
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42.500
na Gladstone Gladstone
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na ozzy666
65
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na DePalma
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na Euronymous Euronymous
80
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na fcherchi fcherchi
5
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na aaaaaaarrggg
57
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One of several similar films released at about the same time -- _The Abyss_, _Deep Star Six_, _Lords of the Deep_, and so on -- this is actually a fairly tense and effective, if predictable, variation on _The Thing_. The capable cast and direction help make up for its rather muddled storyline.
na Vovin Vovin
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na narcess
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na jettababs
65
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na bal3x bal3x
50
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na Bavafreak
50
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na scottmcc scott.mcc
60
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na dgeiser13
1
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na yesistasty yesistasty
71
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Some nice special effects.
na 2dumbblondes 2dumbblondes
50
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na Chr. Bach
40
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na imdb imdb
53
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na Barraoc Barraoc
40
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na Rotten Users
25
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na Digiricki
85
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na dourface
30
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na tiktak
65
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na Cocoa
70
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na wonbin
30
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na camus camus
65
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na HunterKing
60
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This is what happens when you have a large special effects budget but no story to use it on. You rip off Alien in the most uninspired way possible. The only redeeming part is the absurdly paced over-done ending
na ForrestQ ForrestQ
80
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na ecalder ecalder
60
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na msweller msweller
65
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na marsnoir
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na Meowfresh Meowfresh
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na bortre
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na Batmite
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na gellner
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na NRM03
50
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na IraterHorror
75
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na jacobb1313 jacobb1313
45
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Kinda goofy, not scary, and only vaguely interesting. And should be charged with plagiarism of the films mentioned in the plot summary.
na burkayadalig burkayadalig
53
T2
good CGI for its year however there`s total lack of originality, its no more than a bad copy of Alien (shot underwater instead of space)... dose of overreacting is sad...
na Dragon77
40
T1
na joseywales joseywales
54
T3
Competently acted with some great Stan Winston effects give this a passing score, but it truly is nothing more than an underwater version of Alien and The Thing.
na Booster Booster
50
T4
na kark
30
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na Prince_Sandy Prince Sandy
75
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na Dellamorte81 Dellamorte81
89
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na pappy55
55
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na Piglet Piglet
60
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na ribcage ribcage
51
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na rettelo rettelo
58
T2
na Zwiffle
75
T3
na jjack229
64
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na doctor7 doctor7
62
T5
Granted Leviathan lacks originally, it's pretty much Alien-under-the-sea mashed with The Thing, but strangely enough it manages to stay, somewhat, fresh. Admittedly it's not as good as either of the films it borrows ideas from but it still offers decent scares and the body horror is unsettling enough to actually make the film horrific.
na trench trench
50
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na Alienz555
70
T6
na jyt84
72
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na mayabelle
0
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na Young_Jedi
60
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na rorqualmaru rorqualmaru
54
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na queendork56 queendork56
3
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na tlamiczka tlamiczka
50
T2
na Askail Askail
59
T4
na Taliban Taliban
70
T7
It's not great but fairly well executed, won't bore you.
na oisteing oisteing
61
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na DougCollins DougCollins
85
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na jsopanen jsopanen
60
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na Jerky Jerky
45
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Hollywood always seems to make the same movie twice every year. In 1989, they actually made it 3 times, with The Abyss, DeepStar Six and this one. All 3 are basically "Aliens" in the Ocean, but unlike both The Abyss and DeepStar Six, this lacks any real suspense. The old school monster effects are always welcomed, but beyond that, the only other good part of the film was the hilarious punch sound effect in the last scene of the film.
na PhotonStorm
70
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na Thejaff
58
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na kwak
33
T1
na dramat
23
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na OzGrenouille OzGrenouille
60
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na twisp
55
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na janvanaa
62
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na vader
45
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na RNG
78
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na sjostrand sjostrand
35
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na Qwipsternet Qwipster.net
30
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na yawkcorb yawkcorb
88
T8
A bit like a deep sea version of 'The Thing' but not quite as good.
na ZakMcCracken
50
T2
na PerryStroika PerryStroika
54
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na daxxdog
53
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na katsuben
1
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na twf152
70
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na jspidah
34
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na Gerrit
80
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na CMQuinn CMQuinn
8
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na Jengerbread Jengerbread
48
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LERLER MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS! Omg gurlll the movie was sooo splended
na Paxton Paxton
64
T5
Solid cast and creepy monster. I like the essence of the film more than I like the film. Underwater Robocop sounds pretty badass though, doesn't it?
na Yeboah
23
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na gargantua gargantua
50
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na ekwoo
70
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na MoonSylver MoonSylver
6
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na Dewmeister Dewmeister
75
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na Sondergaard
30
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na bnilsen23
55
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na multani123
75
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na dunetails
45
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na hotsake hotsake
69
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na avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
38
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na TheRev
30
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na Limdebois Limdebois
50
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na Buane
40
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na El_Guapo El Guapo
5
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na Seryxa Seryxa
0
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An underwater variation on _Alien_, lacking originality and suspense.
na KTK
3
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na Alquimista
80
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na kingofjew kingofjew
76
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na mightysparks mightysparks
50
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na RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
78
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na Jack_Murphy
58
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na Ofterdingen
38
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na Msoada Läuft.
42
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na Travisbickle Travisbickle
90
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na Phate Phate
68
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na sweevo sweevo
75
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na IluvMovies IluvMovies
80
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na mbaran mbaran
20
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na chiphall72
64
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na hmtekin
80
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na botelhudo botelhudo
60
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na toro913
33
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na poictesme poictesme
30
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na Anarchoprim
80
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na Frosty Frosty
45
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na jobsbronson jobsbronson
47
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na vandenio vandenio
70
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enjoyable
na thefog1331 thefog1331
85
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na DocBrowne
68
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na stonie
50
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na TheDenizen TheDenizen
70
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A deep sea mining crew discovers a sunken Russian ship and pick up some kind of infection while exploring it. The victims morph together and undergo genetic mutation into a gooey, slavering aquamonster that the remaining crew have to fight to survive. Peter Weller and Ernie Hudson are both pretty decent despite how ludicrous the story is. It's entertaining and the excellent creature effects are worth checking out.
na IlPara IlPara
60
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na HobbesZ HobbesZ
68
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na Slvbarek Actionberg
30
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na zeus1979
85
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na Fatchrisb Fatchrisb
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na braddad68
84
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na rikolai
40
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na lumpnboy lumpnboy
34
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Probably the greatest of all George P. Cosmatos' works.
na donofthedead
77
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na valmeade Enthusiast
50
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This has some hilariously inept dialogue and overacting, but ultimately comes off as an Alien/Thing hybrid without the scares or cohesive plot or purpose. Almost worth seeing for the sheer facepalmery of the ending, which is one of the stupidest and most incompetently conceived/performed "false endings" I've ever seen.
na kyleloomis kyle.loomis
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na sweetsin0r sweetsin0r
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na coot
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na ukonpete
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na seatsniffer
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na MadMan MadMan
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na Kain424 Kain424
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na ledcollector
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Average Tier 3.76 from 232 Rankings rss