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The Hole (2001)

Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.

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Nick Hamm

Writers:

Guy Burt (novel), Ben Court (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thora Birch ... Liz
Desmond Harrington ... Mike
Daniel Brocklebank ... Martin
Laurence Fox ... Geoff
Keira Knightley ... Frankie
Embeth Davidtz ... Dr. Philippa Horwood
Steven Waddington ... DCS Tom Howard
Emma Griffiths Malin ... Daisy
Jemma Powell ... Minnie (as Gemma Powell)
Gemma Craven ... Mrs. Dunn
Anastasia Hille ... Gillian
Kelly Hunter ... DI Chapman
Maria Pastel Maria Pastel ... Policewoman
Celia Montague Celia Montague ... Solicitor
Kevin Trainor ... Boy in School
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Storyline

One misty morning, Liz Dunn stumbles down the road to her school and screams for help. A police psychologist gets her to reveal her story: A month earlier: three rebellious teenagers - Mike, Frankie and Geoff are trying to ditch the school field trip to Wales. The school nerd Martin helps them out by allowing them to stay in an old war bunker for the three days on the condition that his friend Liz joins them. The teens go down, party and have great fun but Martin doesn't return to let them out and they hope and pray that someone will find them... Written by RJDL

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hole See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP4,158,370 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,819,851
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Laurence Fox. See more »

Goofs

When the doctor drops Liz off at her house the top of the car is up, when she pulls up however the roof is down. See more »

Quotes

Mike: And then there's all those exciting exams to look forward to.
Frankie: Way to look on the positive side.
Mike: No, no, no. I've got a hard-on for these exams, they're great.
Geoff: You've got a hard-on for everything.
Mike: Not for you, mate.
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Alternate Versions

The film was cut by the distributor to qualify for a "15" rating in the UK. The cuts include the re-dubbing of the word 'cunt'. Ironically, the 'deleted scenes' section on the UK DVD release is rated '18', therefore earning the DVD an '18' overall, even though the film is only a '15'. The same version of the film was released worldwide, so an uncut version/director's cut DVD sadly isn't available anywhere. See more »

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Soundtracks

We're Watching You
Written by David O'Connor, Kenny Hayes and David Hook
©Penny Street Music Ltd./Bucks Music Ltd.
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A straight-to-tv drama, that eneded up on film.
27 May 2003 | by UHFSee all my reviews

My total impression of this film was that it was a feature length tv drama that some how ended up as a film.

Not having been to an exclusive mixed private school like the one portrayed, I can't comment on it's feasibility but it looked like an unlikely fabrication. Thora Birch (who seems to have no parents) is unnecessarily cast as an English pupil and is lumbered with carrying the entire weight of this amateurish, predictable and unoriginal production. She deserves far better than this.

There are two versions of what happens to the four pupils enjoying a weekend away in a stinking, dusty (but fully plumbed and serviced) bunker. This confused me and I couldn't see how the first related to the rest of the story. The strong five main characters are let down by flimsy one dimension police types, drawn from the serfeit of dull UK tv police dramas and may as well have been cardboard. In addition, the Director laughingly attempts cliched visual manipulations as an after-thought that add nothing.

Watching this is a let down and as much as I hate to say it being British, I think it would have been better made by and in the US.


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