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The Descent (2005)

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A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sarah
... Juno
... Beth
... Rebecca
... Sam
... Holly
... Paul
Molly Kayll ... Jessica
... Crawler - Scar
Leslie Simpson ... Crawler
Mark Cronfield ... Crawler
Stephen Lamb ... Crawler (as Steve Lamb)
Catherine Dyson ... Crawler
Julie Ellis ... Crawler
Sophie Trott ... Crawler
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Storyline

A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures. Written by Lien Dang

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Scream your last breath. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El descenso  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£570,850 (United Kingdom), 10 July 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,911,330, 6 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,024,456

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,005,153
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Trivia

The cast members were taken to a rock-climbing center in Derbyshire to help prepare them for filming. See more »

Goofs

Near the start, as the girls are heading to the cave in the 4X4's, the spare wheel switches sides on the rear of the older vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Beth: I'm an English teacher, not fucking Tomb Raider.
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While the credits start rolling, there is a picture of all the girls on the background. See more »

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References Alone in the Dark (2005) See more »

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10 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I loved it, I went in expecting something along the lines of "Dog soldiers", something funny and enjoyable but instead I got a roller coaster ride of tension and fear. So often these days horror movies just aren't scary, they make you jump they have a little bit of atmosphere and that's it, well this film was scary. It was tense, well acted, and the director made great use of the setting to scare the hell out of you. I don't want to go in to a lot of detail in this review, as I don't want to spoil the experience for anyone who reads it, and that is what this film is an experience I came out of the cinema shaking. This film is well worth your time.


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