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Sanctum (2011)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Thriller  |  4 February 2011 (USA)
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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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Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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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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As of March 2011, the 10th biggest grossing Australian film at the international box office. See more »

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When Josh first descends into the surface pit, he's Aussie rappelling with his rack attached to his back. When he reaches the gal part way down, his rack's in front. 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 Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.3 (2011) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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Written by Richard Wagner
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In the Spirit of 'The Abyss', Underwater Survival in Extreme Conditions
2 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're a Cameron fan, you that 'The Abyss' was one of the a most revolutionary, totally under-rated film of the 1990's. After 'Avatar', Cameron changes the game again with a harrowing, inspired by true events underwater, underground thriller w/ spectacular backdrops only rivaled by photos from the last edition of National Geographic. The characters are well cast, as a thrill seeking, adrenaline fiendish clan, and when things start to unravel, their true forms are revealed. An intense story of survival while examining the human reaction to a sudden, life-threatening situation, all shot in 3-D. See it, experience it!


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