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The Cave (2005)

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

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Top Buchanan
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Dr. Kathryn Jennings
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Strode
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Dr. Nicolai
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Dr. Bacovia
Simon Kunz ...
Mike - Caver #1
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Ian - Caver #2
Alin Panc ...
Razvan - Caver #3
Zoltan Butuc ...
Corvin - Caver #4
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

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

The film claims to have some basis in truth because new micro-ecologies have been discovered in deep caves, especially in Romania. According to film consultant Dr. Christi Lascu (acclaimed speleologist and Romanian editor of National Geographic magazine), 35 brand new species were found in the Movila Caves in the late-1980s. Among the species found was a 10cm centipede with a poisonous bite. There was nothing the size of the creature in the movie, but in theory there is not a limit for the size of animals living down there. See more »

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One of the characters says he can smell methane. Methane is a colorless and odorless gas. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: They fly! They freakin' fly!
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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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