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The Hole (2001)

Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.

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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Liz
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DCS Tom Howard
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Daisy
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Minnie (as Gemma Powell)
Gemma Craven ...
Mrs. Dunn
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Gillian
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DI Chapman
Maria Pastel ...
Policewoman
Celia Montague ...
Solicitor
Kevin Trainor ...
Boy in School
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Storyline

One misty morning, Liz Dunn stumbles down the road to her school and screams for help. A police psychologist gets her to reveal her story: A month earlier: three rebellious teenagers - Mike, Frankie and Geoff are trying to ditch the school field trip to Wales. The school nerd Martin helps them out by allowing them to stay in an old war bunker for the three days on the condition that his friend Liz joins them. The teens go down, party and have great fun but Martin doesn't return to let them out and they hope and pray that someone will find them... Written by RJDL

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Desperate To Get In. Dying To Get Out. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 April 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Atrapados  »

Box Office

Budget:

£4,158,370 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£673,777 (UK) (20 April 2001)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the shower scene, many of the boys enjoyed being naked while in front of Keira Knightley. And at the end of the scene, when she tells the young boy to go, that was an improvised moment on her part. See more »

Goofs

When Liz calls for help at the start of the film she dials 911. In the UK the number for emergency services is 999 not 911 as it is in the USA See more »

Quotes

Martyn: When you're convinced of your own absolute superiority, you don't need help from mere mortals like me. You can fuck things up all by yourself.
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Connections

Featured in Empire: The World's Best Movie Quiz (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Ready To Roll
Written by Mark Rae and Steve Christian
Published by Sony Music Publishing
Performed by Rae and Christian
Licensed courtesy of Grand Central Records Ltd.
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User Reviews

 
There should be more of these.
6 March 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Truly, fresh and new ideas, rarely make it to film. The Hole, based on the novel (after the Hole) by Guy Burt is a good exception to this. It is seldom that we see a top quality thriller, but this movie is well cast, well directed, and works wonderfully. The story is quite simple really, it relies on strong characterisation and good dialogue. All the cast give good performances and Thora Birch is outstanding. This thriller really does keep you on the edge of your seat throughout; it is very dark, very creepy and has a terrifying atmosphere. I would recommend this film to anyone who likes a good thriller. It isn't in the same league as Se7en and Silence of the Lambs, but it is better than most thrillers that are released.

8/10 A great film.


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