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


Tom Waller


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 Philip Wilson ... UK Diving Equipment Officer
Erik Brown Erik Brown ... Erik


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 »


Jon: How... how many of you? Thirteen? Brilliant!
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Got me in tears
4 April 2020 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

The first half of the film didn't really connect with me. I thought it was not gripping enough to be a film, and not informative enough to be a documentary. The second half managed to turn the tide, and of course the ending got me in tears. I applaud everyone involved in the rescue. I was also impressed that so many people played themselves in the film. Wow. I would have liked to see more on how the boys stayed alive in the cave, but I guess there was not enough time to tell so much story.

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Release Date:

21 November 2019 (Thailand) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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