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
At one point Richard Roxburgh asked the art department if they could lighten the load of the pack that he has to carry for most of the film. The next morning they presented him with the reduced weight pack, telling him that they'd managed to take 2 kgs off the total weight. Of course, they hadn't bothered doing anything at all but Roxburgh was convinced that they had. See more »
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 »
Josh? Wow, your old man let you come up for air?
Oh you're kidding, Dex.
Oh you're gonna be in the shit.
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After reading many negative reviews here, I thought I would add my spin on the movie. I loved it..
The scenery is great, you believe as though you could be there trapped, a long way underground and hoping you can hold your breath..
Yes as others say, at the start you may not like any of the characters, but this develops pretty well along the way.By the end you are caring about who gets out alive/dies and watch a father/son relationship develop.
Rhys Wakefield is particularly great in this flick. Having moved well on since his home and away days to an established Australian film Actor.
A great afternoon spent.
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