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An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.

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Frank
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Carl
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Josh
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Victoria
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Crazy George (as Daniel Wyllie)
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J.D. (as Christopher Baker)
Nicole Downs ...
Liz
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Judes
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Luko
Andrew Hansen ...
Dex
John Garvin ...
Jim Sergeant
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Chopper Pilot
Nea Diap ...
Kastom Shaman

Directed by

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Alister Grierson

Written by

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John Garvin ... (written by) and
Andrew Wight ... (written by)
 
Andrew Wight ... (story)

Produced by

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Ben Browning ... executive producer
James Cameron ... executive producer
Michael Finley ... co-producer
Leesa Kahn ... associate producer
Ryan Kavanaugh ... executive producer
Michael Maher ... executive producer
Brett Popplewell ... line producer
Peter Rawlinson ... executive producer
Aaron Ryder ... co-producer
Andrew Wight ... producer

Music by

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David Hirschfelder

Cinematography by

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Jules O'Loughlin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Mark Warner

Editorial Department

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George Awburn ... on-line editor
Anthea Charalambous ... post-production coordinator
Ben Joss ... first assistant editor
Brett Manson ... digital colorist / digital intermediate colorist
Rachel McKellar-Harding ... digital intermediate producer
Laurie Meade ... digital intermediate on-line editor / on-line editor
Nic Smith ... digital intermediate technical director

Casting By

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Gregory Apps

Production Design by

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Nicholas McCallum

Art Direction by

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Jenny O'Connell

Costume Design by

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Mirela Rupic

Makeup Department

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Katherine Brown ... additional makeup technician
Jac Charlton ... dental prosthetics
Kerryn Flewell-Smith ... additional hair and makeup artist
Gail Kane ... makeup & hair artist
Vivienne MacGillicuddy ... hair designer (as Bliss MacGillicuddy) / makeup designer (as Bliss MacGillicuddy)
Wizzy Molineaux ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Cheryl Newton ... wig maker
Kristine Versey ... makeup artist: third unit

Production Management

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Rosslyn Abernethy ... production manager
Troy Clarke ... unit manager
Marc van Buuren ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joe Popplewell ... fourth assistant director
Wade Savage ... first assistant director
Jo Suna ... third assistant director
Ian 'Thistle' Thorburn ... second unit director

Art Department

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Dominic Ackland-Snow ... construction manager
Joshua Black ... set finisher
Julian Borbidge ... steelworker
Graeme Callander ... storyboard artist
Gary Cameron ... concept model maker / set designer
Steven Carroll ... set sculptor: Melbourne
Jeremy Ford ... carpenter
Jonathon Hannon ... set dresser
Martin Hodgson ... sculptor
Matthew Hood ... art department accountant
George Kabot ... graphic designer
David Lovegrove ... illustrator
Nathan Lucas ... set builder
Sam Lukins ... props / set dresser
Ross Murdoch ... locations foreman
Russell Myers ... carpenter
Melinda Neoh ... construction coordinator
David Russell ... storyboard artist
Steven Sallybanks ... head scenic artist
Darrin Smith ... construction leading hand
Steve Taylor ... action props
Dillon Yeats ... key stand-by props

Sound Department

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Kami Asgar ... adr supervisor
Steve Burgess ... sound effects editor
Damian Candusso ... sound effects editor
Paul Clark ... production sound recordist
Adam Connelly ... foley assistant
Fabrice Galli ... assistant sound editor
Brendan Geaney ... sound effects editor
Chris Goodes ... adr mixer
James Harvey ... supervising dialogue editor
Dan Johnston ... foley artist
Robert Mackenzie ... re-recording mixer
Peter Mills ... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro ... adr mixer
Glenn Newnham ... sound effects editor
Liesl Pieterse ... adr mixer
Paul Pirola ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
John Simpson ... additional foley artist
Mario Vaccaro ... foley artist
Andy Wright ... sound re-recording assistant
Daniel Brown ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Rob Heggie ... on set supervisor
Alar Hordern ... special effects technician
Jake Ingram ... special effects technician
Ceri Nicholls ... special effects technician
Ali Pearce ... special effects technician
Brian Pearce ... special effects supervisor
Cassie Pearce ... special effects technician
Julian Summers ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Aaron Auty ... lighting technical director: Iloura
David Booth ... visual effects supervisor
Paul Buckley ... lead 3D matte artist: Iloura
Genevieve Camilleri ... digital artist: Iloura
Eoin Cannon ... digital artist: Iloura
Laura Dubsky ... digital compositor: Iloura
Chris Dwyer ... data manager: Iloura
Alan Fairlie ... lead compositor: Iloura
Jonathan Freisler ... effects artist: Iloura
Jason Gilholme ... lead matchmover: Iloura
Avi Goodman ... 3D matte artist: Iloura
Shane Hall ... animator: Iloura
Mark Hawthorne ... visual effects editor
Dominic Hellier ... compositor: Iloura
Samuel Jensen ... lead 3D matte artist: Iloura
Tom Kenneally ... match mover: Iloura
Alan S.L. Lam ... visual effects artist: Iloura
Ineke Majoor ... visual effects producer: Iloura
Glenn Melenhorst ... digital environment supervisor: Iloura
Keith Meure ... digital artist
Jay C. Miller ... visual effects artist: Iloura
Matt Omond ... digital compositor: Iloura
Matthew Pascuzzi ... digital compositor: Iloura
Jason Pomerantz ... production supervisor
Paul Pytlik ... digital artist: IMAX version
James Robison ... technical director: Iloura
Simon Rosenthal ... visual effects executive producer: Iloura
Simon Ross ... effects animator: Iloura
Josh Simmonds ... lighting technical director: Iloura
Georgia Smith ... visual effects coordinator: Iloura
Evann Tjokrosetio ... digital artist
Nicholas Tripodi ... lead animator: Iloura (as Nick Tripodi)
Jordan Walsh ... lighting technical director: Iloura
Peter Webb ... visual effects supervisor (Iloura)
Tom Wild ... visual effects production manager: Iloura
Drew Wood-Davies ... lighting technical director: Iloura

Stunts

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Andrew Allen ... dive supervisor
Chris Anderson ... stunt coordinator
Dave Apperley ... dive double: Frank (as David Apperly) / safety diver (as David Apperly)
Jimmy Baines ... stunt assistant
Dave Brownrigg ... safety diver: Dunk Island Additional Crew
Rhye Copeman ... stunt double: Frank
Stephen Daddow ... stunt double: Local Trader 1 / stunt double: Luko (as Steve Daddow) / stunt double: Motorbike Rider 1
Josh Elkington ... stunt double: Local Trader 2 (as Josh Elkinton)
Jared Faulkner ... safety diver
Kyle Gardiner ... stunt double: Josh
Jacqueline Geelan ... stunt double: Victoria
Ken Greenbury ... dive double: Carl / safety diver
Pete Hill ... stunts
Barry Holland ... dive double: Josh / safety diver
Troy Hunter ... stunt double: Truck Driver 2
Brendan Jakins ... head stunt rigger
Nathan Lawson ... stunt double: Carl
Bernard Ledger ... rigger: 3rd Unit Additional Crew (as Bernie Ledger)
Che McGuinness ... dive double: Crazy George / safety diver
Agnes Milowka ... dive double: Judes / dive double: Victoria
Tomoki Miyamoto ... fire stunt assistant
Mark Nissan ... safety diver: Dunk Island Additional Crew
Andy Owen ... safety diver
Gulliver Page ... stunt double: Crazy George
Brett Praed ... stunt rigger
Mick Rowen ... stunt assistant
Philip Shirley ... safety diver
Marco Sinigaglia ... stunt department assistant
Yasca Sinigaglia ... assistant stunt coordinator
Carla Thexton ... safety diver
John Walton ... stunt assistant
Malachi Waters ... stunt double: Truck Driver 1
Wilfred Woodrow ... stunt double: Seaplane Deckhand
Lee Adamson ... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Joel Amos Byrnes ... stunt double: Christopher Baker (uncredited)
Tomoki Miyamoto ... stunt rigging assistant (uncredited)
Craig Morgan ... stunt rigging assistant (uncredited)
Andy Owen ... stunts (uncredited)
Neil Stoddart ... stunt assistant/climbing instructor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mark Bills ... lighting technician
Jasin Boland ... still photographer
Mandy Bradford ... rigging grip: Leading Hand
Peter Bushby ... gaffer
Simon Christidis ... cinematographer: underwater
Chuck Comisky ... 3D supervisor
Tim Cousins ... libra aerials
Rebecca Crowe ... second assistant camera
Sam Davies ... electrician
Tristan Davies ... assistant camera
Scott Dolan ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Greg Gilbert ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Billy Harmer ... electrician
Richard Harris ... underwater camera operator: second unit
Dale Hunter ... digital imaging engineer
Luke Jeffery ... convergence puller: underwater scenes / second assistant camera
Adam Kuiper ... key grip
James Lander ... generator operator
Steven Magrath ... second assistant camera
Jack Moffatt ... electrician
Ricky Schamburg ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Philip A.T. Smith ... convergence puller: "a" camera
Justin Sykes ... best boy grip
David Thomson ... key rigging grip
Ian 'Thistle' Thorburn ... additional cinematographer / b camera operator
John Turner ... hd engineer
David Allen West ... 3d system technician
Fiona Wight ... stereographer

Casting Department

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Bud Hopes ... extras casting
Jade Tam ... extras casting
Lauren Bass ... casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Julie Barton ... key costumer
Michael Davies ... costume supervisor
Ivana Kasic ... head costume art finisher
Amy Mitchell ... costume standby
Madeleine Overett ... additional costume stand-by
Kate Smiley ... costume buyer
Joanne Thompson ... set costumer
Tanya Woelfle ... art finisher

Music Department

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Craig Beckett ... music editor
Ricky Edwards ... orchestrator
Jason Fernandez ... music editor
Robin Gray ... score mixer
James K. Lee ... orchestrator
Emily Rogers Swanson ... music editor
Christian Scallan ... score mixer

Other crew

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Kristin Berbae ... assistant: J. Cameron
Hillary Bibicoff ... production counsel
Jason Blackwell ... dive instructor: water unit
Ted Cahn ... assistant: J. Cameron
James Cameron ... presenter
Anthea Charalambous ... assistant to producer
Genevieve Clay-Smith ... director's attachment (as Genevieve Clay)
John Clisham ... technology: Lightstorm
Danny Dade ... boat skipper: Dunk Island Additional Crew
John Dalla-Zaunna ... dive advisor: Mount Gambier/Naracoorte Additional Crew
Kaleb Day ... on-set nurse/medic
Terri Depaolo ... executive assistant: J. Cameron (as Terri DePaolo)
Jessica Drake ... dialect coach
Vanessa Edwards ... payroll accountant
Tom Freestone ... production assistant
John Garvin ... dive coordinator
Jaspar Goodman ... production runner
Rick Grundy ... diver: Mount Gambier/Naracoorte Additional Crew
Judy Hallin ... production coordinator
Richard Harris ... dive doctor
Lou Henry ... first assistant accountant (as Louise Henry)
Daniel Herther ... executive assistant: mr. kavanaugh
Peter Horne ... cave coordinator: Mount Gambier/Naracoorte Additional Crew (as Peter 'Puddles' Horne) / diver: Mount Gambier/Naracoorte Additional Crew (as Peter 'Puddles' Horne)
Angela Kenny ... production accountant
Rachel Knowles ... head of post production
Thomas Loftus ... senior vice president of business and legal affairs
Drew Macdonald ... electronic press kit director (as Andrew Macdonald)
Troy MacKinder ... dialect coach
Ryan Makepeace ... production runner
Anthony Marriott ... second assistant accountant
Daniel Mei-Tal ... Assistant to James Cameron
Scott Menzies ... helicopter pilot
Antoinette O'Neill ... script supervisor
Rick Pagotto ... unit assistant
Mikki Pallas ... assistant: Mr. Gruffudd
Grant Pearce ... dive advisor: Mount Gambier/Naracoorte Additional Crew
Eva Quiroz ... vice president of operations
Nathalia Rayfield ... production secretary
Marlaine Reiner ... assistant: mr. kavanaugh
Sean Rigby ... safety supervisor
Liz Rogers ... diver: Mount Gambier/Naracoorte Additional Crew
David Rudduck ... it technical support
Stephen Rutter ... travel manager
Jason Shearer ... boat skipper: Dunk Island Additional Crew
Amit Shekhar ... digital media: India
Steve Spinaze ... helicopter pilot: Dunk Island Additional Crew
Micha Temple ... underwater gaffer/grip/diver
Andrew Wight ... diver: Mount Gambier/Naracoorte Additional Crew / helicopter pilot
Matthew Wollaston ... armorer

Thanks

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Ross Ambrose ... special thanks
Chris Lacey ... special thanks
Wes Skiles ... dedicated to the memory of (as Wesley C. Skiles)
Philip Toomer ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team-including 17-year-old son Josh and financier Carl Hurley are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever? Written by Universal Pictures

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Taglines The only way out is down See more »
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Also Known As
  • James Cameron's Sanctum (United States)
  • El santuario (Sanctum) (Spain)
  • Το άδυτο (Greece)
  • Санктум (Russia)
  • Santuário (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Box Office

Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $9,447,930, 06 Feb 2011
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $108,943,221, 19 Oct 2011

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ioan Gruffudd performed his own base jump stunt, which he described as his favorite part of the shoot. See more »
Goofs When Victoria lands, gets off the seaplane and walks to the helicopter she is wearing blue jeans and a white pull-over top that has 2-3 buttons at the top like a regular shirt, it has button flaps on the arms for rolling up the sleeves and she has a white bra on underneath. They all get into the helicopter and it appears to take off immediately, but the very next shot of her shows her top has changed to a full button-down shirt, left unbuttoned with a white halter top underneath and a white bra. She could not have changed all those tops with the helicopters seatbelt/shoulder harness on. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.1 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks RABAUL TAUN See more »
Quotes Josh: Assumption *is* the mother of all fuck-ups.
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