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Cave In! (1983)

A group of strangers become entrapped in a cave after it collapses. A fugitive among them claims a hostage as leverage for means of escape.

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Georg Fenady

Writer:

Norman Katkov
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Cast overview:
Dennis Cole ... Ranger Gene Pearson
Susan Sullivan ... Sen. Kate Lassiter
Leslie Nielsen ... Joe Johnson
Julie Sommars ... Liz Johnson
Sheila Larken ... Ann Soames
Lonny Chapman ... Walt Charles
James Olson ... Tom Arlen
Ray Milland ... Prof. Harrison Soames
Ivan Bonar Ivan Bonar ... Doctor - Prison
David Westberg ... Larry Munson
Todd Martin Todd Martin ... Herb
Joseph Della Sorte Joseph Della Sorte ... Cooper
William Bryant ... Jack Miller (as Bill Bryant)
Michael Masters ... Ray
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A group of strangers become entrapped in a cave after it collapses. A fugitive among them claims a hostage as leverage for means of escape.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Omlásveszély See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Filmed in 1979 but not broadcast until 1983. See more »

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Irwin Allen does it again!!
5 August 2005 | by JimmyL5555See all my reviews

After the enormous success of his 2 blockbuster disaster films "Poseidon Adventure" and "Towering Inferno," Irwin Allen had switched studios from 20th Century Fox to Warner Bros., and the TV-movies and theatrical movies he produced with his new home did not match the scope of those two, and you could say they are filled with his repetitive clichés, but are still good, solid, suspenseful disaster movies, and CAVE IN! is no exception.

Filmed in 1979 but not broadcast until 1983, this lesser-known Irwin Allen disaster movie delivers the goods. However, the flashbacks kind of drag it through the mud a little and you lose the momentum, and that's why it gets an "8" rating. But if you could tolerate the flashbacks, you got a good, suspenseful disaster movie.

A handful of tourists visiting a cave experiences a cave-in and are trapped, and have to trudge through obstacles to make it to safety. And if that wasn't bad enough, they have to deal with an escaped criminal traveling with them. It's a shame that Warner Bros. doesn't release this movie commercially.

I bought a VHS copy of this movie off eBay from someone who taped it off the Family Channel sometime during the 1980s, and I hope he'll have more copies available. So, if you're a fan of disaster movies, and Irwin Allen in particular, DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!


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