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Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss' (1993)

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Documentary about the making of the sci-fi film _Abyss, The (1989)_, with commentary by various actors and crew, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of the actual shooting of the film.


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Credited cast:
Charlie Arneson Charlie Arneson ... Himself
John Bedford Lloyd ... Himself
Jeff Bender Jeff Bender ... Narration (voice)
Michael Biehn ... Himself
Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. ... Himself
Leo Burmester ... Himself
James Cameron ... Himself
Ron Cobb Ron Cobb ... Himself
Al Giddings Al Giddings ... Himself
Todd Graff ... Himself
Ed Harris ... Himself
Gale Anne Hurd ... Herself
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Herself
Adam Nelson ... Himself
Lee Orloff Lee Orloff ... Himself


Documentary about the making of the sci-fi film _Abyss, The (1989)_, with commentary by various actors and crew, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of the actual shooting of the film.

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This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD for The Abyss (1989), released in 1999 and again in 2003. See more »


James Cameron: [underwater and in a deep-diving suit] I'm James Cameron. I want to take you into a world of cold darkness and unrelenting pressure... the movie business.
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Kidd Brewer Jr correct info
27 March 2007 | by donna_potterSee all my reviews

Another site has incorrect info about how Kidd died in 1989. I was a close friend and dive buddy of his for a ten year period and spoke with him just a day before he died by phone. We both lived in Raleigh at that time. Actually they are wrong and he did not die in a diving accident at all. Such was the desire of friends to keep this legend of a person alive. I dived with Kidd for about 10 years off of NC and he loved spearfishing grouper on the wrecks, and just being out at sea. I had a great closeness to him. Unfortunately Kidd somehow became depressed that winter(no one really knew) and about 2 weeks before his death he was placed on an antidepressant, and he committed suicide with a gun in his mouth. Everyone was in complete shock including me, as he seemed to have the world at his feet at the time. he had a seagull tattooed on his butt, and he would joke around that he'd let me see it fly..LOL.. It was a very sad time and about 500 friends came to his memorial service. His sister had the song played wind beneath my wings by Bette Midler and i to this day can't hear the song without thinking of Kidd as an angel up in the blue sky heaven with puffy clouds all around him. He was one of the most handsome men I have ever seen.

I don't know where this site got the misinformation that he was in some diving accident. That would never have happened to Kidd, he was like the 6 of us that dived together for the 10 years off NC on the wrecks, an excellent diver.The man had heart. I think of him often, and stumbled on this site with his name on it and had to check it out. I knew it was the same person because he was in the Abyss and in Paraná II with Lee Majors as an underwater stunt double. At the time of his death he was married to a beautiful woman, and owned an exquisite restaurant behind Crabtree valley Mall in Raleigh. His father's company had built that mall. I don't know how to tell the site they have their info wrong,, do you? When I knew Kidd i was married to Harold Quidley and excellent underwater photographer. Kidd protected us from possible sharks while we were shooting photos on the wrecks sometimes.

Donna Potter potterdl9@aol.com

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