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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Cast overview, first billed only:
DCS Tom Howard
Emma Griffiths Malin ...
Minnie (as Gemma Powell)
Gemma Craven ...
Mrs. Dunn
Anastasia Hille ...
DI Chapman
Maria Pastel ...
Celia Montague ...
Kevin Trainor ...
Boy in School


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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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


£4,158,370 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£673,777 (UK) (20 April 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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Nick Hamm wanted to make the film seven years before he actually did. See more »


About 40 minutes into the film, Liz points the torch at Mike, they are level, but when the view moves to Liz's point of view it is slanting downward, as if from the ceiling. See more »


Martyn: [interrogation] And how do you know it was me? Do you have CCTV stock footage of me creeping about or a stack of witnesses with 20/20? Do you even have a motive? A reason why I should lock up a bunch of socialites and throw away the key. No matter how tempting that may sound.
DI Chapman: Martin, we know how you did it, why you did it, the whole fucking lot. Elizabeth has told us everything.
Martyn: [looks at table in disbelief] I knew Liz was fucked in the head but I never knew she was this vicious. Liz hates me, ...
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Grim, sad and intelligent movie
30 January 2002 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This is no teen horror movie. Instead its a really good exploration into consequences of obsession. The direction was very good. I found it entertaining, frightening and most of all, thought provoking. Special mention to Thora Birch who adeptly highlights the subtle transformation of her character throughout the story.

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