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A Thai youth football team is trapped in a cave while rescue workers scramble to save them.

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Tom Waller

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Katrina Grose (story by), Don Linder (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Warny Jim Warny ... Jim
Ekawat Niratvorapanya Ekawat Niratvorapanya ... Coach
James Edward Holley James Edward Holley ... USAF Major
Nopadol Niyomka Nopadol Niyomka ... Pooyai Tun
Jumpa Saenprom Jumpa Saenprom ... Mae Bua
Tan Xiaolong Tan Xiaolong ... Tan
Todd Ruiz Todd Ruiz ... Todd
Treechada Petcharat Treechada Petcharat ... Thai News Reporter
Arpa Pawilai Arpa Pawilai ... Ambulance Nurse
Nirut Sirichanya ... Thai Govt Minister
Michael Shaowanasai Michael Shaowanasai ... Thai Official
Thanawut Kasro Thanawut Kasro ... Thai Navy SEAL
Lawrence de Stefano ... Chris
Philip Wilson ... UK Diving Equipment Officer
Erik Brown Erik Brown ... Erik
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When a youth football team of 12 boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach is trapped deep inside a cave in Northern Thailand, thousands of volunteers and soldiers from around the world unite in a race against time to find them. Once the boys are found alive ten days later, the only way out is an impossible five-hour dive-swim that only expert cave divers could survive. In Ireland, airplane factory electrician and recreational cave diver Jim Warny gets the call: "How soon can you be here?" Arriving in Thailand, Jim steps off the plane and into the cave - a knife-edge three-day mission is underway. Based on true events, THE CAVE tells the thrilling story of the largest international rescue mission of modern times, from the unique perspective of the men and women facing life-and-death decisions and displaying selfless determination and sacrifice, culminating in a triumphant outcome against all the odds.

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13 Lives, 18 Days, 1 Mission. See more »


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Filmed at the real Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province, Northern Thailand. Some of the real cave divers and rescue volunteers from the actual rescue mission were involved in the making of the film. See more »

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Jon: How... how many of you? Thirteen? Brilliant!
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This film needed rescuing
16 February 2020 | by jamesbreaksySee all my reviews

Saw this at Bangkok Screening Room, February 2020.

It was really not so good. Uneven pacing, poor cinematography (especially in the cave), zero character development resulting in no emotional investment from the viewer. The boys and the coach are one-dimensional stick figures with practically no dialogue.

The cast was a mix of professional actors and actual people who were on the scene of the event playing themselves, which sounds all right in theory but resulted in some laughably bad acting. Real actors should have been used for the entire film.

The film was produced in a short time frame immediately after the events actually took place, which might explain some of the bad choices made during production and make them almost forgivable, and the set design and production looked realistic enough-I think it was filmed on-site-so I give the film 3 stars for effort.

But don't waste your time. Just watch some clips of the real thing from YouTube.


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