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Bloodthirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network.

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Dr. Kathryn Jennings
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Dr. Nicolai
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Dr. Bacovia
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Mike - Caver #1
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Razvan - Caver #3
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Decades after a rock church in communist Romania's Carpathians caved when an expedition caused a landslide and buried everyone, Dr. Nicolai's scientific team exploring the associated Templar Knights monster fighting-legend discovers a deep, flooded cave system and hires the brothers Jack and Tyler's brilliant divers team to explore it. Another explosion traps them, after finding a mysterious parasite turning all species carnivore, and later an independently evolved predator species. Jack may be infected and turning, but Tyler sticks with him, so the group splits, hunted by the monsters, which also fly. Written by KGF Vissers

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cave | church | monster | diver | romania | See All (66) »

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Rated PG-13 for intense creature violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 August 2005 (USA)  »

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Prime Evil  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$96,949 (South Africa) (31 March 2006)

Gross:

$149,658 (South Africa) (7 April 2006)
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Trivia

One of the scenes at the beginning of the movie uses the same set as Underworld: Evolution See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Kathryn is falling down the waterfall, you can clearly see she is only wearing her dive booties. But as soon she enters the water again she has her fins on. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Kathryn: At first, I thought it couldn't survive outside of a cave environment. Now, I'm not sure. I think it wants to get out.
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Nemo
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Courtesy of Roadrunner Records, Nuclear Blast Records, Scene Nation Oy and Spinefarm Records
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the film stays buried in the cave
4 March 2006 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

The scariest thing about this horror movie is that the end alludes to a sequel. 'The Cave' is really a disappointing action movie. A team of cave and undersea researchers go to Romania (one of these inexpensive places to make a movie, for now at least) and following a destroyed church enter in a cave that proves to be a realm of underground monsters. Or are they daemons? The movie never decides if it wants to be action, science fiction, or horror, it is a mix of all without salt or fun, and acted in a wooden manner. The best thing about the movie is the cinematography, but even the dark landscape of the cave becomes soon boring, because the film lacks pace and the characters are simply not interesting. Waste of time.


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