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An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.

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The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team-including 17-year-old son Josh and financier Carl Hurley are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever? Written by Universal Pictures

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The only way out is down


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Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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4 February 2011 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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£859,064 (UK) (4 February 2011)

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$23,070,045 (USA) (25 February 2011)
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Originally the production seriously considered shooting in real underground caves. However, the practicalities of lugging all the equipment into such tight, confined spaces - not to mention the freezing cold temperatures of the water within the caves - soon precluded that. See more »

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While Josh is hanging on the rock and trying to cross over to the other side he's got a watch on his left arm. However while his stunt-man is jumping to the other side, he's not. See more »

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[first lines]
Dex: Josh? Wow, your old man let you come up for air?
Josh: Oh you're kidding, Dex.
Dex: Oh you're gonna be in the shit.
[big hug]
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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) See more »

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MAIPOPE
Written by Tusiti Roots, Michael Oahara
Performed by Tusiti Roots
Published by PNG Legend
Licensed courtesy of CHM Supersound
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I enjoyed it
6 February 2011 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

I liked it. I didn't go into see the movie and expect anything more then I got. I loved the underground cinematography and yes the acting wasn't Oscar winning performance but not everybody on the cast ever is. There were a couple stand out's and that is typical of any movie really. Some of the movie made me cringe but you would expect that considering their situation. I'm not sure what everyone was expecting when they watched the trailer then went and saw the movie, are you really that surprised or did you skip the trailer and go see it anyway? I'm wondering how much of the movie is based on the reality of what really happen but despite this curiosity I did leave the cinema satisfied with what I experienced, and am eternally grateful it was impossible for the directors to throw in any car chase scenes. If your brain went slightly numb watching it and you didn't have to think too hard - well I think that was what was suppose to happen. I am not disappointed in the least and I'm someone with a short attention span so it couldn't of been that bad really. Anyway, each to their own.


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