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Holes (2003)

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A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

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Andrew Davis

Writers:

Louis Sachar (novel), Louis Sachar (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sigourney Weaver ... The Warden
Jon Voight ... Mr. Sir
Tim Blake Nelson ... Dr. Pendanski
Shia LaBeouf ... Stanley
Khleo Thomas ... Zero
Jake M. Smith ... Squid
Byron Cotton ... Armpit
Brenden Jefferson ... X-Ray
Miguel Castro ... Magnet
Max Kasch ... Zigzag
Noah Poletiek Noah Poletiek ... Twitch
Zane Holtz ... Barfbag
Steven Kozlowski Steven Kozlowski ... Lump (as Steve Kozlowski)
Ski Carr ... Guard
Jim Wilkey ... Bus Driver / Kissed Stage Coach Driver
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Storyline

"But if you forget to come back for Madame Zeroni, you and your family will be cursed for always and eternity." Those were the exact words spoken to young Elya Yelnats the day he forgot to repay Madame Zeroni. From then on his family was cursed with bad luck. One hundred years later Stanley Yelnats IV is accused of stealing a pair of cleats from a major league baseball player and sent to Camp Green Lake (a dry lake bed in the middle of the desert). It never rains at Camp Green Lake, it hasn't for one hundred years. The secretive and mysterious Warden has each inmate spend every day digging one hole to "build character." But when an artifact from the famous "Kissin' Kate" Barlow is found in a hole, the Warden forces the boys to work double time leading Stanley to deduce they're digging because the Warden is looking for something. But what? And how is the mystery of Camp Green Lake connected to Stanley's family curse? Written by O.G.

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The adventure is down there...start digging April 18. See more »


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Rated PG for violence, mild language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Holes See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,300,155, 20 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,406,573

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,406,573
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Stanley and Hector make their way back down from God's Thumb to dig the boulder located near the "treaure hole" is shown at sunrise. The boulder bears a resemblance to Madam Zeroni. See more »

Goofs

When Zero and Stanley are digging their last hole, they go in a hole that is of equal height on all sides. When they are digging, in the background you can see a ramp that has been dug with steps going up to ground level. There is no way two boys could have carved those steps out of the dirt in that amount of time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Barfbag walks towards a rattlesnake]
X-Ray: Hey, Barfbag. What are you doing?
[Barfbag takes his shoe and sock off and steps on the snake, which bites him]
Barfbag: [yells] Aaaaaah!
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, Hector "Zero" Zeroni quotes the curse his great-great-great-grandmother made with her accent and speech patterns. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cleanflix (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

If Only
(Pig Lullaby)
Words by Louis Sachar
Music by Andrew Davis
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A great Entertainment
20 October 2007 | by edge113See all my reviews

This film is an entertaining, fun and quality film. The film very cleverly follows the guidelines if the book, and tries to stick to the exact lines. The actors are all suitable, and you would expect them to be the part. They use some famous actors which give a great effect on the film. The graphics is a bit dodgy in some parts, and there are quite a few mistakes throughout the film. There is no such thing as a Yellow Spotted Lizard, for example. The camp is not as gruesome as explained in the book, and they tend not to show the goings on in the camp as much as the book. All of his group are mentioned a lot in the book, but are not in the film. Overall, a great film for a rainy afternoon


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