Leviathan


1h 43m 1989

Brief Synopsis

Toward the end of a 90-day shift, a small deep-sea mining crew excavating silver and other precious metals 16,000 feet underwater stumbles upon Leviathan, a scuttled Russian ship. They bring back a watertight safe and open, unknowingly letting loose a Pandora's box of mutant genes. The crew members subsequently get killed off one by one, begging the question, will anyone survive?

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Horror
Thriller
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1989
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Mediterranean Film Studios, Malta; Cinecitta Studios, Rome, Italy; Gulf of Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Toward the end of a 90-day shift, a small deep-sea mining crew excavating silver and other precious metals 16,000 feet underwater stumbles upon Leviathan, a scuttled Russian ship. They bring back a watertight safe and open, unknowingly letting loose a Pandora's box of mutant genes. The crew members subsequently get killed off one by one, begging the question, will anyone survive?

Crew

Renato Agostini

Mechanical Special Effects

Alessandro Alberti

Set Designer

Marco Alberti

Assistant Director

Nick Allder

Digital Effects Supervisor

Kevin Angeletti

Apprentice

Grant Arndt

Production

Maria Teresa Barbasso

Set Designer

Phil Barthropp

Camera Assistant

Pierluigi Basile

Art Director

Nancy Beach

Original Music

Matt Earl Beesley

Assistant Director

Francesco Bellomo

Photography

Renata Bellotti

Assistant

James Belohovek

Visual Effects

Alvaro Belsole

Construction Coordinator

Robert Bernacchi

Production

Agustino Bivi

Other

John Blake

Production

Roger Borelli

Production

Ramon Bravo

Camera Operator

Ennio Bruzzolari

Key Grip

C Mitchell Bryan

Visual Effects

Allan Bryce

Mechanical Special Effects

Stephen Burg

Art Department

John F. Burnett

Editor

Gaby Bzdega

Camera Assistant

Giuseppe Cancellara

Property Master Assistant

Desmond Cannon

Sound Editor

Marco Carosi

Video Playback

Craig Caton-largent

Production

Franco Ceraolo

Art Director

Bruno Cesari

Set Decorator

Rene Clark

Visual Effects

Ron Cobb

Production Designer

Giorgio Conti

Assistant Editor

Virginia Cook-mcgowan

Dialogue Editor

Ceri Evans Cooper

Script Supervisor

Giovanni Corridori

Effects Coordinator

Gaetanino Corsetti

Video

Tony Cridlin

Key Grip

Aurelio De Laurentiis

Producer

Federico Del Zoppo

Camera Operator

Luigi Delaurentiis

Producer

Ottaviano Dell'acqua

Stunts

Isobel Deluca

Production

Giorgio Devincenzo

Post-Production Supervisor

Gianna Dimichele

Production Accountant

Teri E. Dorman

Dialogue Editor

Craig Edgar

Set Designer

Katalin Elek

Makeup

Zoltan Elek

Makeup

Jay Engel

Adr Editor

Nick Esposito

Production

Jane Feinberg

Casting

Mike Fenton

Casting

April Ferry

Costume Designer

Greg Figiel

Production

Charles L Finance

Production Manager

James Dean Fisher

Foley Artist

Steve Frakes

Production

Boni Fraulo

Property Master

Mark Garbarino

Production

Paolo Gargano

Unit Manager

Francesca Ghiotto

Script Supervisor

Paolo Giacomini

Stunts

Alec Gillis

Visual Effects

Susanna Giovannini

Set Designer

Daniela Giovannoni

Set Designer

Massimo Giovannucci

Stunts

Jerry Goldsmith

Music Conductor

Jerry Goldsmith

Music

Charles Gordon

Executive Producer

Larry Gordon

Executive Producer

Lynda Gordon

Casting

Robert Gould

Set Decorator

Eric Graham

Graphics

Laura Graham

Sound Editor

Augusto Grassi

Dresser

Gianpietro Grassi

Dresser

Robin Gregory

Sound

Chris St Clair Gribble

Sound Editor

Fidel Gruber

Visual Effects

Robert Habros

Camera Operator

Kenneth Hall

Music Editor

John Hatt

Mechanical Special Effects

Jurgen Heimann

3-D Models

Carmen Hocson

Sound Editor

David J Hudson

Sound

Gillian Hutshing

Assistant Editor

David James

Photography

Steve James

Production

Steve Johnson

Production

Jeff Kennemore

Production

David Klassen

Art Director

Jeff Knaggs

Graphics

Carlo Labella

Color

Luca Lachin

Assistant Director

Richard Joseph Landon

Visual Effects

Roy Larner

Gaffer

Carla Latini

Wardrobe Supervisor

Mike Le Mare

Sound Editor

Richard Leeman

Assistant Editor

Etta Leff

Set Decorator

Hope Lemberg

Assistant

Rocco Lerro

Stunt Coordinator

Ulrika Ljungberg

Assistant

Paolo Luciani

Property Master Assistant

Fred Lucky

Storyboard Artist

Giuseppe Maccari

Photography

Shane Mahan

Visual Effects

Roberto Malerba

Production Coordinator

Richard Malzahn

Graphics

Donenico Mancino

Property Master Assistant

Aldo Manni

Negative Cutting

Richard Marchewka

Visual Effects

Marina Marin

Hair

Karen Mason

Production

Fernando Massaccesi

Gaffer

Patrick Mcclung

Production

Mike Mccracken

Production

Jim Mcphearson

Special Effects

Steve Mesner

Visual Effects

Mel Metcalfe

Sound

Hal Miles

Production

Nic Milner

Assistant Camera Operator

Arthur Morton

Original Music

David J Negron

Production

David J Negron

Storyboard Artist

Niels Nielson

3-D Models

Barry A Nolan

Visual Effects Supervisor

Clementina Obriot

Other

Roberto Olivieri

Assistant Editor

Dennis Parrish

Technical Advisor

Brian Penikas

Production

David Peoples

Screenplay

David Peoples

From Story

Beverly Pinnas

Assistant Editor

Alessandro Ponti

Stunts

Terry Porter

Sound

John Post

Foley Artist

Jon Price

Production

Rachel Resnick

Production

Kevin Reter

Production

Bobby Rhodes

Stunts

Juan Carlos Lopez Rodero

Assistant Director

John Rosengrant

Visual Effects

Luigi Scardino

Accounting Assistant

Andy Schoneberg

Production

Steve Schwalbe

Sound Editor

Mike Seares

Other

Russell Seifert

Production

Terry Sharratt

Boom Operator

Shannon Shea

Visual Effects

Janelle Showalter

Sound Editor

Michael Shukausky

Visual Effects

Aldo Signoretti

Hair

Roberto Silvi

Editor

William Ladd Skinner

Art Director

Eric W Skipper

Visual Effects

Cynthia Sleiter

Set Decorator

Alan Snelling

Music

Mike Spatola

Production

Paul H Stewart

3-D Models

Karola Storr

Foley Editor

Sergio Strizzi

Photography

Jeb Stuart

Screenplay

Charles Tabansi

Stunts

Michiko Tagawa

Production

Franca Tasso

Production Coordinator

Ivano Tedeschi

Other

Jim Teegarden

Set Designer

Alfio Tempera

Other

Tonino Testa

Effects Coordinator

Ed Thompson

3-D Models

Alex Thomson

Director Of Photography

Chyna Thomson

Assistant Camera Operator

Fabiola Tocca

Stunts

Otello Tomassini

Accounting Assistant

Gabriella Toro

Production Coordinator

Mike Trcic

Production

Marco Trentini

Set Designer

Lucio Trintini

Production Supervisor

David Turchi

Assistant Director

Amedeo Ursini

Production Associate

Mike Valentine

Camera Operator

Daniela Vecchi

Production Assistant

Alfredo Vincenti

Construction Coordinator

Randell Widner

Stunt Coordinator

David S Williams

Camera Operator

Stan Winston

Special Effects

Tom Woodruff Jr.

Visual Effects

David Lewis Yewdall

Sound Effects Editor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Horror
Thriller
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1989
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Mediterranean Film Studios, Malta; Cinecitta Studios, Rome, Italy; Gulf of Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Articles

Richard Crenna, 1927-2002


Actor Richard Crenna, the versatile, highly respected character actor of television and film, died on December 17 of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles. He was 75.

Born on November 30, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, Crenna was the son of a pharmacist father and a mother who managed a number of small hotels in the Los Angles area the family owned, where Crenna was raised. At the tender age of 11, he was encouraged by a teacher to audition for a radio show, "Boy Scout Jamboree" at the nearby KFI-AM radio studio. Little did he realize that it would be the start of a very long and prosperous career.

Crenna found steady radio work for the next several years, culminating in 1948 with his breakthrough role of the goofy, squeaky-voiced Walter Denton in the hit radio series Our Miss Brooks. Crenna carried the momentum of his success to television when he spent four more seasons as Walter on Our Miss Brooks (1952-1956). Almost immediately after the run of that show, Crenna scored another hit series as Luke McCoy in the rustic comedy The Real McCoys (1957-1963) co-starring Walter Brennan.

Although he had been acting in films since the early '50s Crenna roles didn't come to critical notice until the mid '60s, appearing in Robert Wise's acclaimed The Sand Pebbles (1966) as the stalwart gunboat captain co-starring Steve McQueen; Terence Young's intense thriller, Wait Until Dark (1967), as a criminal who terrorizes a blind Audrey Hepburn; and another Robert Wise film, the Gertrude Lawrence biopic Star! (1968) playing the high profile role of Richard Aldrich opposite Julie Andrews.

Crenna's profile slowed down in the '70s, despite a brief return to television comedy in Norman Lear's political satire All's Fair (1976-1977) with Bernadette Peters. That show may not have lasted long, but Crenna bounced back with a resurgence in the '80s with a string of hit character parts: Lawrence Kasden's stylish film noir Body Heat (1981), as Kathleen Turner's ill-fated husband; Ted Kotchoff's hit Rambo: First Blood (1982), as Colonel Samuel Trautman, Sylvester Stallone's former Commander; Gary Marshall's excellent coming-of-age tale The Flamingo Kid (1984), one of his best performances (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination) as a smooth, charismatic gin-rummy champ who takes Matt Dillon under his tutelage; and many other quality roles in theatrical and made for television movies.

At the time of his death, Crenna was a member of the Screen Actors Guild board of directors and had a recurring role in the hit CBS dramatic series Judging Amy. In addition to Penni, his wife of 47 years, Crenna is survived by a son, Richard, two daughters, Seana and Maria, and three granddaughters.

by Michael T. Toole
Richard Crenna, 1927-2002

Richard Crenna, 1927-2002

Actor Richard Crenna, the versatile, highly respected character actor of television and film, died on December 17 of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles. He was 75. Born on November 30, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, Crenna was the son of a pharmacist father and a mother who managed a number of small hotels in the Los Angles area the family owned, where Crenna was raised. At the tender age of 11, he was encouraged by a teacher to audition for a radio show, "Boy Scout Jamboree" at the nearby KFI-AM radio studio. Little did he realize that it would be the start of a very long and prosperous career. Crenna found steady radio work for the next several years, culminating in 1948 with his breakthrough role of the goofy, squeaky-voiced Walter Denton in the hit radio series Our Miss Brooks. Crenna carried the momentum of his success to television when he spent four more seasons as Walter on Our Miss Brooks (1952-1956). Almost immediately after the run of that show, Crenna scored another hit series as Luke McCoy in the rustic comedy The Real McCoys (1957-1963) co-starring Walter Brennan. Although he had been acting in films since the early '50s Crenna roles didn't come to critical notice until the mid '60s, appearing in Robert Wise's acclaimed The Sand Pebbles (1966) as the stalwart gunboat captain co-starring Steve McQueen; Terence Young's intense thriller, Wait Until Dark (1967), as a criminal who terrorizes a blind Audrey Hepburn; and another Robert Wise film, the Gertrude Lawrence biopic Star! (1968) playing the high profile role of Richard Aldrich opposite Julie Andrews. Crenna's profile slowed down in the '70s, despite a brief return to television comedy in Norman Lear's political satire All's Fair (1976-1977) with Bernadette Peters. That show may not have lasted long, but Crenna bounced back with a resurgence in the '80s with a string of hit character parts: Lawrence Kasden's stylish film noir Body Heat (1981), as Kathleen Turner's ill-fated husband; Ted Kotchoff's hit Rambo: First Blood (1982), as Colonel Samuel Trautman, Sylvester Stallone's former Commander; Gary Marshall's excellent coming-of-age tale The Flamingo Kid (1984), one of his best performances (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination) as a smooth, charismatic gin-rummy champ who takes Matt Dillon under his tutelage; and many other quality roles in theatrical and made for television movies. At the time of his death, Crenna was a member of the Screen Actors Guild board of directors and had a recurring role in the hit CBS dramatic series Judging Amy. In addition to Penni, his wife of 47 years, Crenna is survived by a son, Richard, two daughters, Seana and Maria, and three granddaughters. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 17, 1989

Released in United States on Video October 24, 1989

Released in United States May 1989

Released in United States January 1990

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 12 & 18, 1989.

Shown at Avoriaz International Fantasy Film Festival, in France January 13-21, 1990.

Began shooting April 22, 1989.

Ten thousand feet below the ocean a group of deep sea miners discover a terrifying creature and must fight for their survival.

Released in United States Spring March 17, 1989

Released in United States on Video October 24, 1989

Released in United States May 1989 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 12 & 18, 1989.)

Released in United States January 1990 (Shown at Avoriaz International Fantasy Film Festival, in France January 13-21, 1990.)