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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.

Director:

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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Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

There are places man was never meant to go. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

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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Runtime:

| (DVD)

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed mainly in Romania, a country with over 12,000 registered caves. See more »

Goofs

Several scenes show the explorers using their HID (High Intensity discharge) dive lights out of the water. HID lights use the surrounding water as a coolant and thus cannot be used for long periods of time above water as they would heat up too much and croak. 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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Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Cavern (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Nemo
Written by Tuomas Holopainen
Performed by Nightwish
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records, Nuclear Blast Records, Scene Nation Oy and Spinefarm Records
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Predictable Rip-off of Alien, But Entertains
12 August 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Thirty years ago, in the Carpathians Mountains of Romania, a group of explorers blows an entrance to a cave hidden under a church, but the explosion causes a landslide and they become trapped inside. In the present days, the expedition leaded by Dr. Nicolai (Marcel Iures) and his assistant, Dr. Kathryn (Lena Headey) are exploring the place and they find the access through an underwater river, requesting the experienced cave divers team leaded by Jack (Cole Hauser). Dr. Nicolai discovers that, in accordance with the local legend, the church was built to seal the cave as a display of God's protective power, and that Templar Knights entered the cave to fight winged demons. When the group reaches a cave though a tunnel one mile below and three miles in, a creature attacks one of the members and his breathing apparatus explodes, collapsing the tunnel and trapping the group in the cave. Sooner they realize that they are the rescue team and they have to find an exit to survive from the attack of the monsters.

"The Cave" is a predictable rip-off of Alien. If the viewer sees the trailer, as I did, he knows the whole story, and will only bet how many, if any, of the characters will survive in the end. This movie entertains because of the locations and the good cast. I am a fan of Lena Headey and her beauty is a good reason to see this film. The conclusion is a hook for a sequel, as usual. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Caverna" ("The Cave")


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