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The 33 (2015)

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Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Director:

Patricia Riggen

Writers:

Mikko Alanne (screenplay), Craig Borten (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Mario Sepúlveda
Rodrigo Santoro ... Laurence Golborne
Juliette Binoche ... María Segovia
James Brolin ... Jeff Hart
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Don Lucho
Mario Casas ... Álex Vega
Jacob Vargas ... Edison Peña
Juan Pablo Raba ... Darío Segovia
Oscar Nuñez ... Yonni Barrios
Tenoch Huerta ... Carlos Mamani
Marco Treviño ... José Henríquez
Adriana Barraza ... Marta Salinas
Kate del Castillo ... Katty
Cote de Pablo ... Jessica
Elizabeth De Razzo ... Susana Valenzuela
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Storyline

A docudramatic account of the 2010 Chilean mine disaster is presented, where the thirty-three miners who went into the San José Mine in Copiapó, Chile in the middle of the Atacama Desert on August 5 were trapped 700 meters underground for sixty-nine days, with all thirty-three eventually able to make it out of the mine alive. That day, mine foreman, Luis "Don Lucho" Urzúa, reported his concerns to mine owner, Carlos Castillo, about the unstable nature of the mountain under which the mine is located, those concerns which went unheeded. Don Lucho one of the thirty-three, went to work as usual into the mine, when that instability led to collapse in some of the underground shafts, the thirty-three who were able to make it to the refuge area, however with communication channels to the surface inoperable. Under normal circumstances, the refuge area had enough supplies to last thirty men three days. The miners also discovered that the company had failed to place the requisite ladders from ... Written by Huggo

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Hope Runs Deep See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a disaster sequence and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie depicts a big age gap between Bob Gunton's President Sebastián Piñera, in his early 70s and Rodrigo Santoro's Laurence Golborne, who looks nearly 40. At the time of the rescue, the real Piñera was 60 and Golborne was 49. See more »

Goofs

A magnet was not used to get the broken drill bit out. In fact they had to manufacture on site what's called a "spider drill" which had an open spiral toothed design at the end of the drill to try to surround the broken bit. Using the pressure of down force, the teeth would collapse around the bit to capture it. See more »

Quotes

Andre Sougarret: Learn from your mistakes.
Laurence Golborne: Aim to miss.
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Crazy Credits

The last scene shows, in black and white, the real 33 miners gathered on a beach, and credits each of them individually. See more »


Soundtracks

Miéntele
Performed by Los Bunkers
Written by Mauricio Durán-Francisco Durán
Published by Mauricio Durán-Francisco Durán
Courtesy of Música & Entretenimiento Ltda
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Well done story about what can happen when we all work together.
21 November 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Based on the true story of 33 miners who go into a mine in Chile to have a big rock get in-between them and the surface, and they have to survive long enough to be rescued.

I thought the movie was very detailed and complete about what the miners and their families went through during this ordeal. I never felt I missed any part of it.

It was never boring, always interesting, which I did not expect, but a lot went on in those three mouths and it was captured wonderfully on the screen.

Antonio Banderas was great as Mario, who kept the men together long enough to survive.

And even though I knew the outcome, the 33 makes you feel for each character, which allows suspense.

Well done and heartwarming, hitting on the rights spots and leaving me all filled up inside.


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Country:

Chile | Colombia | Spain | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Nemocón, Colombia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,787,266, 15 November 2015

Gross USA:

$12,227,722

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,972,023
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Color:

Color | Black and White (end sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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