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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)

Genres: Sci-fi, Suspense/Thriller, Horror

Country: Italy, USA

Directed By: George P. Cosmatos

Written By: David Webb Peoples

Starring: Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Hector Elizondo, Meg Foster, Daniel Stern, Lisa Eilbacher, Richard Crenna, Michael Carmine, Amanda Pays

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Leviathan belongs to 21 collections
1. Netflix Instant (public: moderated by somnivore - 26 stars)
2. Psychotronic Film and Video Guides (public: moderated by Gregzilla - 24 stars)
3. Alien clone/rip-off (public: moderated by edkrak - 3 stars)
4. Eco-terror (public: moderated by mattburgess - 1 star)
5. Underwater (public: moderated by td888)
6. Stan Winston (public: moderated by mwgerb)
7. Jerry Goldsmith (composer) (public: moderated by djross)
8. Deep sea horror (public: moderated by mattburgess)
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10. Have Seen, Unrated (private: pilgermann)
11. Coheed's Celluloid Pit (private: Coheed)
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nickwindk nickwin_dk
60T3
frigmagnet frigmagnet
50T2
Dewmeister Dewmeister
75T8
Thejaff
58T2
clawx
65T2
naimeru naimeru
65T3
IraterHorror
75T3
jeffv jeff_v
25T1
ru7hl3ss
60T6
PerryStroika PerryStroika
54T3
cmiles cmiles
5T1
pappy55
55T2
PhotonStorm
70T5
Reavic
10T1
mayabelle
0T6
NRM03
50T3
graag graag
60T6
derZONK
70T7
mike615
45T3
yawkcorb yawkcorb
88T8
A bit like a deep sea version of 'The Thing' but not quite as good.
El_Guapo El Guapo
5T1
gluckens
77T5
KTK
3T6
Hangarl
45T3
Jarmann Jarmann
45T2
ForrestQ ForrestQ
80T8
railboy
55T1
marsnoir
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SnoopyStyle
60T5
m3tan
25T2
MaxQ
78T5
Brando Brando
60T5
jspidah
34T2
Wolfbrother Wolfbrother
90T8
gargantua gargantua
50T3
Taliban Taliban
70T7
It's not great but fairly well executed, won't bore you.
vandenio vandenio
70T5
enjoyable
Fatchrisb Fatchrisb
65T3
Young_Jedi
60T2
EmptySet EmptySet
29T5
Paxton Paxton
64T5
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?
JohnnyHarker
5T4
HobbesZ HobbesZ
68T5
Mentaculus Mentaculus
45T2
Kinda goofy, not scary, and only vaguely interesting. And should be charged with plagiarism of the films mentioned in the plot summary.
sweevo sweevo
75T4
Kartoffeln Kartoffeln!
65T4
ekwoo
70T4
Euronymous Euronymous
80T8
MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
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jjack229
64T5
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75T9
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62T3
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65T2
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30T1
vader
45T4
chester1958 chester1958
80T7
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chiphall72
64T4
Supes
76T6
100% Original, do not steal!
Msoada Läuft.
42T2
FlashCallaha
60T4
kyleloomis kyle.loomis
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camus camus
65T5
ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
60T5
seatsniffer
90T9
daxxdog
53T1
lumpnboy lumpnboy
34T3
Probably the greatest of all George P. Cosmatos' works.
some guy
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nuotio
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Evench
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komois
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Meowfresh Meowfresh
75T5
dunetails
45T3
Booster Booster
50T4
Travisbickle Travisbickle
90T8
toro913
33T3
ludvigsen ludvigsen
60T4
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.
Askail Askail
59T4
Mattias1
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zeus1979
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TRobertson
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donquixotic
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CMQuinn CMQuinn
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Zipster
75T4
irvinejump irvinejump
45T4
The blurb below says it all... Alien or the thing without EITHER film's charm.
rhinderman rhinderman
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bowfinger bowfinger
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filmcricket
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tlamiczka tlamiczka
50T2
Dreamer
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yesistasty yesistasty
71T3
Some nice special effects.
adidawha adidawha
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Deaths
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TVFilm_Hub TV+Film-Hub
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A good old fashioned 1980's suspense/horror/thriller, sort of an Alien knock-off, Aliens beneath the sea.
ThePunisher ThePunisher
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cblur21
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Jengerbread Jengerbread
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LERLER MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS! Omg gurlll the movie was sooo splended
wavymouth
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10kfilms
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Jerky Jerky
45T4
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.
joseywales joseywales
54T3
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.
Stain Stain
40T3
Dumb _Alien_ ripoff. Star cast should be embarrassed
TheDenizen TheDenizen
70T7
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.
RNG
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Kain424 Kain424
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Limdebois Limdebois
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kwak kwak
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torontodog torontodog
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hellboy76 hellboy76
44T2
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.
Anarchoprim
80T3
burkayadalig burkayadalig
53T2
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...
ablaze
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wizard81
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Pharley Pharley
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sweetsin0r sweetsin0r
75T5
HunterKing
60T2
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
kyussj
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35T1
revolverjgw
80T5
aaaaaaarrggg
57T5
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.
Jack_Murphy
58T3
thefog1331 thefog1331
85T6
losencilis losencilis
70T4
wonbin
30T3
Aaron1375
60T5
OzGrenouille OzGrenouille
60T2
demirtas
55T3
martygrant
80T4
gellner
58T5
Seryxa Seryxa
0T3
An underwater variation on _Alien_, lacking originality and suspense.
Qwipsternet Qwipster.net
30T1
Alienz555
70T6
dsaos dsaos
73T4
Well I thought it was pretty decent.
dhartle
7T5
jobsbronson jobsbronson
51T8
donofthedead
77T6
kark
30T2
Abba Abba
67T4
braddad68
84T2
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kingofjew kingofjew
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40T1
metalcova24
85T3
Batmite
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55T2
Zeno
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55T2
multani123
75T5
jyt84
72T7
rikolai
40T1
Buane
40T3
edkrak edkrak
75T8
One of the better Alien/Thing clones. Unoriginal? So what? It's fun!
Zwiffle
75T3
wayofthegun wayofthegun
50T2
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.
ZakMcCracken
50T2
FlashCalahan
60T4
Gerrit
80T6
dgeiser13
1T6
bnilsen23
55T1
Dragon77
40T1
Prince_Sandy Prince Sandy
75T6
Cronos
80T9
jrmoviemania
70T7
valmeade Enthusiast
50T2
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.
kogepanic nosyparker
55T4
Budhisattva Budhisattva
53T2
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68T4
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55T2
MadMan MadMan
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DePalma
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glm
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mightysparks mightysparks
50T5
NightGoat72 NightGoat72
50T5
doctor7 doctor7
62T5
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.
hmtekin
80T7
Vovin Vovin
67T2
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