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The Cave (2005)

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Bloodthirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network.

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Bruce Hunt
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cole Hauser ... Jack McAllister
Eddie Cibrian ... Tyler McAllister
Morris Chestnut ... Top Buchanan
Lena Headey ... Dr. Kathryn Jennings
Piper Perabo ... Charlie
Rick Ravanello ... Briggs
Daniel Dae Kim ... Alex Kim
Kieran Darcy-Smith ... Strode
Marcel Iures ... Dr. Nicolai
Vlad Radescu Vlad Radescu ... Dr. Bacovia
Simon Kunz ... Mike - Caver #1
David Kennedy ... Ian - Caver #2
Alin Panc Alin Panc ... Razvan - Caver #3
Zoltan Butuc Zoltan Butuc ... Corvin - Caver #4
Brian Steele ... Creature Performer
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Storyline

Decades after a rock church in communist Romania's Carpathians caved when an expedition caused a landslide and buried everyone, Dr. Nicolai's scientific team exploring the associated Templar Knights monster fighting-legend discovers a deep, flooded cave system and hires the brothers Jack and Tyler's brilliant divers team to explore it. Another explosion traps them, after finding a mysterious parasite turning all species carnivore, and later an independently evolved predator species. Jack may be infected and turning, but Tyler sticks with him, so the group splits, hunted by the monsters, which also fly. Written by KGF Vissers

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diver | parasite | flare | diving | cave | See All (65) »

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Taking Terror to a whole new Depth! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense creature violence | See all certifications »

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USA | Germany | Romania

Language:

English | Romanian

Release Date:

26 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prime Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Zarnesti, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,147,294, 28 August 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,007,991

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,288,466
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| (DVD)

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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Bruce Hunt's direction debut. See more »

Goofs

Tyler jumps into the water, then grabs his mask and puts it on and begins swimming, but he fails to clear his mask by blowing the water out of it. Without clearing it, he wouldn't have been able to see a thing. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Kathryn: At first, I thought it couldn't survive outside of a cave environment. Now, I'm not sure. I think it wants to get out.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Cavern (2012) See more »

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Written by Tuomas Holopainen
Performed by Nightwish
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records, Nuclear Blast Records, Scene Nation Oy and Spinefarm Records
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average creature flick
28 August 2005 | by mkivttSee all my reviews

This wasn't a bad movie if you like creature flicks. It isn't original, but it does nothing badly and is interesting enough to spend 1.5 hours with.

Firstly: why is it that the entire team consists of hunks and babes? Even the scientists are good looking chicks. Oh well, we'll just have to suspend our thinking and just accept that actors have to be good looking these days, even if their roles completely rule out looking like a supermodel.

As for the movie itself: the action, plot (if there is any to speak of), effects and direction are OK, as is the acting.. Once again, nothing special, novel or interesting but not bad either. The editing was decent except for the action shots. Why does every editor and/or director think that they are doing an MTV clip these days? Keep the camera still! If you think I can see what's going on in random .3 second bursts of film, you're wrong. So irritating.

The effects are OK. Although at times the caves are lit in ways that are impossible for the little flashlights to accomplish, the set is generally dark enough to be realistic. The caves look real. The monsters are not that good but they are almost never shown completely, and in doing so they are acceptable. I do wish the movie had more gore though. Being, as almost all horror movies these days, PG-13 to cash in on teenage kids' money, it does not show any gore besides some scratches and some ugly but very brief ceature shots.

Final comment: I wish the movie had revolved around the first cave expedition that is shown during the introduction titles. They seemed a hell of a lot more interesting than that group of supermodels who came in later. Real men, real people, driven by greed. Oh well.

Decent action, decent thrills. Not bad to kill some time with.


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