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March 2001 (USA) See more »
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Steve Atteberry ... Himself - Caver
Nancy Holler Aulenbach ... Herself
Hazel Barton ... Herself
Gordon Brown ... Himself
Marty Brown ... Himself - Caver
Mark Clippinger ... Himself - Caver
Scott Davis ... Himself - Caver
Scott Dawson ... Himself - U.C. Berkeley (as Scott Dawson Ph.D.)
José R. de la Torre ... Himself - U.C. Berkeley (as José R. de la Torre Ph.D.)
Sam Drevo ... Himself
Jorge Gonzalez ... Himself
Steffen Heim ... Himself - U.C. Berkeley (as Steffen Heim Ph.D.)
Kevin Higgins ... Himself - Caver
Rebecca Holden ... Herself - Caver
Janot Lamberton ... Herself
Mael Lamberton ... Himself
Rebecca Middleton ... Herself - U.C. Berkeley
Luc Moreau ... Himself

Liam Neeson ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rueben Novelo ... Himself
Carolyn Rasmussen ... Herself - U.C. Berkeley
George Stowe-Raines ... Himself - Caver
Denver West ... Himself - Caver
Margaret Zupancic ... Herself - U.C. Berkeley

Directed by
Stephen Judson  (as Steve Judson)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jack Stephens 

Produced by
Michael J. Cudahy .... executive producer
Stephen Judson .... producer (as Steve Judson)
Alec Lorimore .... producer
Greg MacGillivray .... producer
Original Music by
Graeme Edge 
Daniel May 
Ray Thomas 
Steve Wood 
Cinematography by
Brad Ohlund (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen Judson 
Art Direction by
John Riggs 
Production Management
Cris Andrei .... production manager
Len Bucko .... production manager
Josh Colover .... production manager (as Joshua Colover)
Arturo del Río .... production manager: Mexico (as Arturo Del Rio)
David Frost .... production manager
Earl Wiggins .... unit production manager
Sound Department
Paul Curtis .... dialogue editor
Andrew DeCristofaro .... sound effects designer
Marshall Garlington .... sound
Mathew Hedges .... editorial assistants
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Michael A. Morongell .... mix engineer
David Myslek .... sound editor
Michael Orlowski .... sound effects editor
Scott Reed .... post-production sound manager
Aaron Rihel .... sound recordist
Stephen P. Robinson .... supervising sound effects editor
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Martin Schloemer .... sound recordist
Ann Scibelli .... sound effects editor: EFX Systems (as Anne Scibelli)
Dan Scolnik .... foley cue
Dan Scolnik .... foley editor
Bob Stewart .... additional dialog editor
John C. Stuver .... foely editor
Ken Teaney .... sound mixer: Wilshire Stages
Jeffrey R. Whitcher .... sound effects editor (as Jeff Witcher)
David Abrahamsen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Daniel Rapo .... scanning & film recording
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Anderson .... assistant camera
John Anderson .... assistant camera
Jacques Barthelemy .... underwater lighting
Chris Blum .... assistant camera
Gordon Brown .... cinematographer: ice caves
Michael Brown .... assistant camera (as Mike Brown)
Mark Chapman .... head rigger
Kevin Chase .... rigger
Pat Gilluly .... gaffer
Ron Goodman .... aerial camera operator
Howard Hall .... underwater cinematographer
Mike Kirsch .... assistant camera
Dan Lins .... underwater gaffer
Bob MacDougall .... rigger (as Bob McDougal)
Greg MacGillivray .... cinematographer: Arkansas
Bill MacLeod .... electrician
Bill MacLeod .... key grip
Neeld Messler .... grip
Lance Milbrand .... assistant camera
Christos Moisides .... assistant camera
Tom Morris .... underwater gaffer
Patrick O'Dea .... grip
Jerry Pattin .... grip
Kim Pettersen .... underwater lighting
David Schultz .... head rigger
Todd Semmes .... rigger
Wes Skiles .... underwater cinematographer
Chuck Stevens .... underwater gaffer
Jack Tankard .... aerial camera operator
Joel Tower .... underwater gaffer
Robert Walker .... assistant camera
Gary Walten .... underwater gaffer
Earl Wiggins .... head rigger
Tom Zaudke .... underwater lighting
Editorial Department
Charlie Fuguet .... post-production consultant: DKP 70MM Inc.
Courteney Hall .... assistant editor
Scott Janush .... assistant editor
Matthew Muller .... post-production coordinator
Craig Edward Rogers Jr. .... post-production assistant
Robert Walker .... associate editor
Location Management
Damian Doucette .... location scout
Jade Moser .... location assistant
Other crew
Kit Anderson .... collaboration and contribution: Cincinnati Museum Center
Karol Bartlett .... science advisor
Hazel Barton .... science advisor (as Dr. Hazel Barton)
Jacqueline Belwood .... collaboration and contribution: Cincinnati Museum Center (as Dr. Jacqueline Belwood)
Rick Bridges .... technical advisor
DeVere Burt .... collaboration and contribution: Cincinnati Museum Center
Howard Chapman .... production assistant
Allison Chase .... production coordinator
Tom Cowan .... segment director
Kim Cummingham .... in remembrance of: caving and research pioneer
Kim Cunningham .... science advisor
Dave Duszynski .... collaboration and contribution: Cincinnati Museum Center
Janna Emmel .... researcher
Nancy Finley .... production coordinator
Barbara Flagg .... researcher (as Dr. Barbara Flagg)
Debbie Fogel .... controller
Mary Kaye Kennedy .... collaboration and contribution: Cincinnati Museum Center
Federico Laurent .... production assistant
Larry Mallory .... science advisor (as Dr. Larry Mallory)
Douglass McDonald .... collaboration and contribution: Cincinnati Museum Center
Luc Moreau .... science advisor (as Dr. Luc Moreau)
Norman Pace .... science advisor (as Dr. Norman Pace)
Arthur Palmer .... science advisor (as Dr. Arthur Palmer)
Margaret Palmer .... science advisor
Gordon Quattlebaum .... production coordinator
John Scheltens .... researcher: National Speleological Society
Wes Skiles .... segment director
Kay Walten .... production coordinator
Jill Yager .... science advisor (as Dr. Jill Yager)
José R. de la Torre .... special thanks: College of Natural Resources, University of California at Berkeley (as José R. de la Torre Ph.D.)
Alaine Gerente .... special thanks: Group 47
Antje Hofmeister .... special thanks: College of Natural Resources, University of California at Berkeley (as Professor Antje Hofmeister)
Bruce Russell .... special thanks: BioMEDIA Associates
Steven Ruzin .... special thanks: College of Natural Resources, University of California at Berkeley (as Steven Ruzin Ph.D.)

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39 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.44 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

Did You Know?

Dr. Hazel Barton has stated that the cave diving sequence took up to 9 days to film.See more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
See amazing new worlds right here on earth, 11 August 2006
Author: delcash006 from New York City

The scenery is breathtaking, the explorer/scientists brave and adventurous. What "Journey Into Amazing Caves" does is take viewers on an excursion to several caves -- virtually impossible to reach, in some cases never before seen by the human eye caves, spectacularly remote caverns tucked away in some of the Earth's most extreme landscapes. And they do it not so much for the joy of the journey as for, potentially, the benefit of mankind.

The theory behind these grand, yes life-threatening expeditions is that if organisms that can live in the earth's least friendly enviornments, if they can thrive despite extreme heat or cold or other hideously harsh conditions, they might well provide clues to cures for human disease.

The name for these extraordinarily hearty organisms is "extremeophiles," and the "stars" of "Journey Into Amazing Caves" set about reaching and collecting samples of these admirable little forms of life, from caves cut into the walls of the desert mountains of Arizona, and the ice caps of Greenland, and the deep seas and lagoons of the Yucatan Penninsula of Mexico.

At minimum, "Amazing Caves" is a collection of glorious moving-picture postcards, the likes of which you surely have never seen. At best, it is an inspirational look at some amazing feats that humans accomplish in order to fulfill, well, curiosity.

As the credits rolled today when I saw this film, the audience cheered. Take yourself on an expedition this summer, see planet Earth as you've not seen it before, give yourself something to cheer, go see this movie.

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