10 Classic ’80s Sci-fi Moments: ‘The Abyss’

#4 – “The Abyss” (1989) – Bud desperately attempts to revive Lindsey – Ed Harris seems to always bring an intensity to every role, whether he’s a mobster in “State of Grace” (1990) and “A History of Violence” (2005), an astronaut in “Apollo 13” (1995) or a legendary painter in “Pollock” (2000).  Intensity might as well be Bud Brigman’s middle name in James Cameron’s dramatic sci-fi masterwork “The Abyss”.

In a scene that will trigger tears in the most hardened of hearts, Bud desperately tries to revive his wife Lindsey (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and begs her to breathe.  Harris has over 100 magic moments in cinema, but none like his emotional, repeated pleas for Lindsey to “fight.”

Image credits: 20th Century Fox; Clip credits: Max Bolan

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