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Secret of the Cave (2006)

A young American boy spends his summer in Ireland and solves the mystery that captivates the entire village. Driven by curiosity and his own search for meaning in life, he faces his fears and discovers the Secret of the Cave.


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Cast overview:
Kevin Novotny ...
Patrick Wallace
Joseph Kelly ...
Peter McDonald (as Joseph M. Kelly)
Sean Murphy ...
Jim Roche ...
Niall O'Brien ...
Uncle Ben
Maria McDermottroe ...
Mrs. MacIntyre
Noelle Brown ...
Aunt Mary
Niamh Finn ...
Peadar Lamb ...
Sheila Flitton ...
Mrs. McKay
Delivery Guy (as Kieran Gough)
Roy's Mom
Gareth O'Connor ...


A young American boy spends his summer in Ireland and solves the mystery that captivates the entire village. Driven by curiosity and his own search for meaning in life, he faces his fears and discovers the Secret of the Cave.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Seek Adventure. Discover Truth.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some brief scary images

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Release Date:

19 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A barlang titka  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


While Roy is examining the stack of peat that mysteriously appeared behind Mrs. MacIntyre's cottage, he crouches down for a closer look at a triangular mark, picks up a horseshoe from the turf, and turns to look questioningly back up at Mrs. MacIntyre (26:50 to 26:52). Film editor Melody George mentions in the student commentary that there wasn't film of Roy turning back to look down (26:58 to 27:01) to segue to the next film segment, so they ran some of the previous segment backwards. See more »


When his father leaves Roy at the Wallace shop, the weather is wet and windy, but the portion of the scene after his dad drives away was shot on a different day when the road is dry and there is no wind. See more »

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Truly Moving Picture
24 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a judge for the Indianapolis-based Heartland Film Festival. This feature film is a Crystal Heart Award Winner and is eligible to be the Grand Prize Winner in October of 2006. The Heartland Film Festival is a non-profit organization that honors Truly Moving Pictures. A Truly Moving Picture "…explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life."

Roy, a Seattle-raised young teenager, is dropped off or abandoned for the summer by his distant father in a small, remote, ancestral fishing village in Ireland. Even though the people of the village are warm and friendly, though eccentric, and the landscape is drop-dead gorgeous, Roy is not happy with his situation.

But quickly Roy finds a mystery to solve. The superstitious townspeople believe in ghosts, and even Roy see ghosts – or something like ghosts. Roy vows to "…figure out what's going on around here." The ghosts appear to do good things for the villagers such as dropping off food to the needy, repairing church bells, fixing fishing boats, repairing watches, and more. Who are these ghosts and why are they doing this? The answer seems to revolve around a cave on the edge of the ocean.

With courage and heroism, Roy faces his fears and begins the coming-of-age chapter in his life.

FYI – There is a Truly Moving Pictures web site where there is a listing of past Crystal Heart Award winners as well as other Truly Moving Picture Award winners that are now either at the theater or available on video.

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