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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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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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The hole will not be opened until 2001. 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) (22 April 2001)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The opening/ending credits sequences were achieved by punching holes in metal and shining a light through them. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Horwood visits Liz at her house, she pulls up in her car, which is quite dirty. When they leave, her car is sparkling clean. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Heavenly Creatures (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Insomnia (Monster Mix
Written by Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (as Rollo Armstrong), Sister Bliss (as Ayalah Bentovim) and Maxi Jazz
Performed by Faithless
Courtesy of Cheeky Records/Arista Records, Inc.
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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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