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A chronicle of the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 35 nominations.
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Cast

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Self - Royal Thai Army (as Lt. Gen. Bancha Duriyapunt)
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Self - Royal Thai Navy / Commander, Cave Operations (as RAdm. Apakorn Youkongkaew)
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Self - Royal Thai Navy (as Cast. Anna Surawan)
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Self - Local Volunteer / Vern's Partner (as 'Tik' Woranan)
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Self - Financial Consultant / Cave Explorer
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Self - Minister of Sports and Tourism
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Self - Retired Fireman / Cave Diver
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Self - IT Consultant / Cave Diver
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Self - Cave Diver / 9 Years Experience
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Self - Cave Diver / 35 Years Experience
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Self - Nurse (as Amp Bangnoen)
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Self - Dive Specialist / Volunteer
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Self - Thai Groundwater Association (as Surathin Chaichoomphu)
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Self - Honorary British Consul
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Self - Retired Thai Navy SEAL (as P.O. Saman Gunan)
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Self - Saman's Wife
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Self - US Air Force Pararescue (as MSgt. Derek Anderson)
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Self - Meteorologist / Cave Diver
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Self - Electrician / Cave Diver
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Self - Groundwater Expert / Volunteer
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Self - Volunteer Cave Diver
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Self - Mayor of Mae Said District
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Self - Monk
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Self - Royal Thai Army / Deputy Chief of Staff (as Col. Singhanat Losuya)
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Self - Minister of the Interior (as Gen. Anupong Paochinda)
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Self - Royal Thai Army / Chief Medic (as Col. Bhak Loharjun)
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Self - Internist / Harry's Wife
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Self - IT Consultant / Cave Diver
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Self - Contractor / Cave Diver
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Self - Veterinarian / Cave Diver (as Dr. Craig Challen)
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Self - Coach (archiveFootage) (as Coach Eak)
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Self - US Air Force Special Tactics Officer (as Capt. Mitch Torrel)
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Self - Volunteer Cave Diver
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Self - Consultant / Climber and Caver (as Josh Morris)
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Self - Cave Diver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natnadai Bradwell ...
Reenactment Actor
Tiger Hirankrit ...
Reenactment Actor
Nat Lawson ...
Reenactment Actor
Obie Matthew ...
US Marine
Felix Rosen ...
Reenactment Actor
Bobby Trarewaxe ...
Reenactment Actor

Directed by

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Jimmy Chin
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Produced by

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Jennie Amias ... line producer
Callie Barlow ... supervising producer
Anna Barnes ... executive producer
John Battsek ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Carolyn Bernstein ... executive producer
Santipong Changpuak ... executive producer
Jimmy Chin ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Devorah DeVries ... post producer
Bob Eisenhardt ... producer
Susan Johnson ... archival producer
Michael Lesslie ... executive producer
Paul A. Levin ... senior post producer
Jessica Ludgrove ... production executive
Kevin Macdonald ... executive producer
Chloe Mamelok ... co-producer
Thanet Natisri ... executive producer
Claudia Phaa Rowe ... associate producer
Andrew Ruhemann ... executive producer
Marie Savare ... executive producer
Pakawat Suphanakhan ... line producer
Tibo Travers ... line producer
Michelle Upton ... line producer
P.J. van Sandwijk ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)

Music by

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Daniel Pemberton

Cinematography by

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David Katznelson
Ian Seabrook
Picha Srisansanee

Film Editing by

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Bob Eisenhardt

Editorial Department

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Simon Bishop ... post-production coordinator
Jeremiah Bruckart ... assistant editor
Mike Chiado ... technologist: Company 3
Pete Conlin ... head of production: Company 3
Ed Cooper ... assistant editor
Jon Crook ... assistant editor
Adam Dashi ... assistant editor
Chris Dewolde ... dailies producer: Company 3
John Diesso ... finishing editor: Company 3
Dan Ernst ... assistant editor
Simona Ferrari ... associate editor
Alexandra P. Garcia Ortiz ... finishing coordinator
Jim Gardner ... account executive: Company 3
Andrew Geary ... colorist
Jonathan Hoffman ... head of production: Company 3
Kelsie Hoffman ... post-production coordinator
Adam Kurnitz ... additional editor
Rita Lamas ... dailies operator
Jessica Laudicina ... assistant editor
Margaret Lewis ... head of production: Company 3
James Long ... head of dailies operations: company 3
Dean Mozian ... Digital Intermediate Producer
John Quartel ... image scientist: Company 3
Sam Rice-Edwards ... co-editor
Brandon Rosser ... head of editorial: Company 3
Danny Schwartz ... assistant editor
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... executive producer: Company 3 / supervising colorist
Ben Sottak ... assistant editor
María Gabriela Torres ... assistant editor
Aacharee Ungsriwong ... additional editor
Ben White ... color assistant: Company 3
Gina Kalim ... additional finishing editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Beverly Freeman
Prawut Ukrai
Laz Warwick

Costume Design by

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Sophia Aiudi

Makeup Department

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Jo Barrass-Short ... hair & makeup supervisor / makeup artist
Alissa Cappelletti ... Prosthetics Trainee (uncredited)

Production Management

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Kelsie Collins ... post-production supervisor
Ann M. Gray ... post-production supervisor
Nicole Milos ... senior unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joey Coughlin ... first assistant director
Abbie Sheridan ... third assistant director
Andy Young ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Nakprat Autthayotha ... artwork
Gareth Bailey ... standby props
Roger Dengate ... construction manager
Celine Desrumaux ... art department
Roy Erlston ... rigging assistant
Ian Hills ... rigger
Alex Horne ... rigging
Phrapol Kuwiangwai ... artwork
Watchara Kwangchai ... artwork
Tezo Kyungdon Lee ... art department
Seksan Manovang ... artwork
Jo Manser ... art department
Dean Marsh ... property master / props master
Dan Maslen ... art department
Thanongsak Pakwan ... artwork
Preecha Rachawong ... artwork
Thanpisit Saenjan ... artwork
John Schoonraad ... props: Prop Dummy
Tom Smith ... art department
Ditsagorn Sootasom ... artwork
Veerachaol Srila ... artwork
Teerayut Suebtim ... artwork
Songdej Thipthong ... artwork
Louis Vass ... 3d designer
Rod Vass ... set designer
Laz Warwick ... art department
Josh Brimble ... scenic sculptor and painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mat Adams ... sound recordist
Olly Astles-Jones ... sound recordist
Mark Atkinson ... sound recordist
Nuno Bento ... foley artist (uncredited)
Seb Blach ... sound recordist
Preethep Boondech ... sound recordist
Chris Box ... sound recordist
Kristin Catuogno ... mix technician
Rainier Davenport ... sound recordist
Tom Fleischman ... re-recording mixer
Joao Galvo ... foley mixer
Pete Gill ... sound recordist
Emily Gilmer ... post production mix facility producer
Mariusz Glabinski ... sound editor
Glen Gooden ... sound recordist
Alan Hill ... sound recordist
Karl Hui ... sound recordist
Sanghee Moon ... re-recording mix technician
Tyler Newhouse ... mix re-recordist / mix technician
Tim Pitot ... sound recordist
Sarachit 'Tum' Polcharoen ... boom operator
Jason Quinn ... sound recordist
Nares Saraphassorn ... sound recordist
Ric Schnupp ... re-recording mixer
Tom Smith ... sound recordist
Roland Vajs ... sound effects editor
Deborah Wallach ... supervising sound editor
Edwin Weiss ... sound recordist
Carlos Zuniga ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Chris Hubbard ... special effects supervisor
Christopher Hubbard ... special effects coordinator
Rory McVicker ... special effects technician daily
John Schoonraad ... special effects: SFX dummy for reenactment scenes
Richard Sharples ... special effects technician
Hayley J. Williams ... head of special effects

Visual Effects by

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Nicholas Ashe Bateman ... visual effects: maere studios
Casi Blume ... cg supervisor: Barnstorm VFX
Chris Campkin ... fluid painting sequences
Tim Carras ... compositing supervisor: Barnstorm VFX
Nick Chamberlain ... Look Development Supervisor
Matthew Deguia ... end credit rotoscoping
Lawson Deming ... executive visual effects supervisor: Barnstorm VFX
Andie Eikenberg ... visual effects producer: Barnstorm VFX
Justin Fox ... 3d production manager: Barnstorm VFX
Mario Grabovac ... end credit rotoscoping
Cory Jamieson ... executive visual effects producer: Barnstorm VFX
Quinn Kirsch ... end credit rotoscoping
Caitlin Knapp ... associate visual effects producer: Barnstorm VFX
Zeke Lerner ... end credit rotoscoping
Sean Meyers ... lead 3d artist: Barnstorm VFX
Bappa Mondal ... Matchmove and Rotomation Artist: Trace VFX
Victoria Moreno ... visual effects editorial supervisor: Barnstorm VFX
Abhishek Padia ... digital artist
Chris Parks ... fluid painting sequences
Nikhil P. Patil ... character modeler/texture artist
Julia Pfeffer ... Render Wrangler: Barnstorm VFX
Zach Rodgers ... visual effects artist
Jay Slater ... end credit rotoscoping
Richard Walters ... cave model scans
Worth Bjorn Walters ... visual effects supervisor: Barnstorm VFX
Cullen Wright ... digital artist

Stunts

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Matt Da Silva ... stunt coordinator
Lucy Fowl ... stunts
Wai Kan ... stunt double
Leon Moore ... stunt double
Lewis Moore ... stunt double
Hasit Savani ... stunts
Matt Sherren ... stunts
Tony Tennant ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chrys Antoniou ... camera trainee
Jean Ash ... camera crew
Jesse Bader ... digital imaging technician
Yuthnakorn Boonprem ... still photographer
Threerayoot Bupasiri ... electrician
Luke Cairns ... focus puller
Mike Carling ... additional cinematography
Shawn Chadwick ... camera crew
Dominique Cheung ... second assistant camera
Sean Connor ... camera operator
Ross Craig ... digital imaging technician
Chris Daniels ... digital imaging technician
Nick Datsun ... spark
Pirun Dejdamrong ... focus puller
Alex Dias ... camera crew
Anthony Dias ... digital imaging technician
Paul Duffy ... spark
Josh Faulkner ... spark
Rob Franklin ... underwater photography: wookey hole
Joni Gefwert ... lighting technician
Giacomo Gex ... camera crew
Peter Giuliani ... grip
Catherine Goldschmidt ... additional cinematography
Jack Hextall ... still photographer
Tawin Huadon ... electrician
Phil Humphries ... camera crew
Jirawat Imsuk ... camera operator
Tracy Karam ... lighting technician
Lauri Karkkainen ... technical assistant
Aaron Keating ... gaffer
Kash Khan ... camera crew
Tanawaut Klajit ... electrician
Phisit Komolwanich ... first assistant camera
Zora Kuettner ... still photographer
Tom La Motte ... lighting technician
Nikoll Lekaj ... lighting technician
Julio Luzquinos ... additional cinematography
Vivyan Madigan ... assistant camera
Phossawat Malakham ... electrician
Ray Meere ... first assistant camera
Somchai Mitcharoen ... best boy
Angus Mitchell ... Camera Crew
Dean Morrish ... second assistant camera
Phillip Mozorov ... digital imaging technician
Thong Napaey ... head electrician
Piyangkun Narintornkul ... assistant digital imaging technician
Sarayuth Nissaidee ... gaffer
Nick Noltemeyer ... lemac camera tech
Kanis Pakdee ... assistant head electrician
Trin Palitkul ... digital imaging technician
Thomas Patrick ... camera crew
Nattapong Phamon ... first assistant camera
Corey Piper ... camera crew
Ben Pritchard ... additional cinematography
Will Pugh ... additional cinematography
Mickey Richards ... video assist
Andy Robertson ... gaffer
Connor Roe ... assistant diver
Charlene Rolfe ... camera crew
Maiya Rose ... focus puller
Dave Rutherford ... additional cinematography
Ron Shane ... spark daily
Robyn Skead ... camera crew
Ed Smith ... lighting technician
Ravit Sripantawanusorn ... digital imaging technician
Prayuk Sritongkul ... camera operator
Suraruk Sriumka ... head electrician
Joe Steel ... digital imaging technician
Kidtapad Suwannamas ... focus puller
Eakachai Tabream ... gaffer
Marcus Tamminen ... additional cinematography
Piti Tantaweevongs ... still photographer
Pumin Tarnpan ... head electrician
Thianrawee Temcharoensuk ... digital imaging technician: interview shoot
Withun Tharasuk ... electrician
Dean Thompson ... first assistant camera
Per Tingleff ... camera crew
Sayan Treeyota ... electrician
Leo Wescott ... second assistant camera
Treerat Wongvorapat ... drone operator / electrician
George Worley ... spark daily
Jules Wurm ... focus puller

Animation Department

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Stephen McNally ... animation concept
Chris Parks ... lead 3d animator: Barnstorm VFX

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sophia Aiudi ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Chris Goodchild ... location manager

Music Department

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Aloe Blacc ... writer/performer: "Believe"
Gary Go ... writer/producer: "Believe"
Alex Gruz ... music preparation
Robin Hunt ... mixer: "Believe"
Tracy McKnight ... music supervisor
Daniel Pemberton ... writer/producer: "Believe"
Ben Smithers ... music editor

Script and Continuity Department

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Angelica Pressello ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Steve Allen ... props driver
Tee-Blaq Tayo ... driver
Kim Webster ... unit driver

Additional Crew

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Chris Albert ... communications
Alysia Anderson ... production legal: Ventureland, LLC
Tongsuk Apiruksub ... additional crew
Pedro Balordi ... archival material
Grace Barcenas ... facilities operations: Company 3
Alessio Bergamo ... Covid Supervisor / covid supervisor
Jonathan Berger ... production legal: Harbottle & Lewis
Nick Bernasconi ... associate principal counsel: legal affairs
Lisa Birch ... diving service
Jonathan Blair ... production legal: Simkins, LLP
Sam Boardman ... diving crew
Anirut Bootham ... equipment
Dave Booys ... diving crew
Joe Bourne ... diving crew
Josh Bratchley ... archival material
Amy Brillhart ... archival researcher
Suratin Chaichoomphu ... archival material (as Surathin Chaichoomphu)
Santipong Changpuak ... archival material
Ekapol Chanthawong ... archival material
Chuthathip Charoensuwan ... archival researcher
Monica Chronis ... studio manager
Matthew Conlon ... post production
Phil Costello ... unit medic
Sam Cunningham ... archival researcher
Pramoan Damkrathok ... equipment
Thammaporn Dharamadhat ... additional crew
Marja Diaz ... manager: documentary films
Andrew Duncan ... production legal: Ventureland, LLC
Jonathan Englander ... production legal: Bamrung Suvicha Apisakdi Law Associates
Alan Eyres ... senior vice president: programming & development: National Geographic
Dan Fall ... set assistant
Pawnpansa Fargrajang ... simultaneous translation
Martyn Farr ... archival material
Randle Feagin ... travel assistance
Terri Foxman ... archival researcher
Jess Gamble ... diving crew
Phanjanit Garnploog ... translator
Adrian Gorst ... diving crew
Dave Green ... diving crew
Paul Grindey ... production legal: Wiggin, LLP
Waleeporn Gunan ... archival material
Marney Hallett ... diving service secretary
Peter Harcourt ... diving crew
Richard Harris ... archival material
Jordan Hart ... Director of Development
Ellen Heuer ... assistant
Jamie Hook ... medic
Raimund Huber ... archival material
Direk Iamyaem ... equipment
Eakapol Jantawong ... archival material
Peter Jaszi ... fair use counsel
Chris Jewell ... archival material
Pimnan Jitjang ... archival material
Beth John ... production assistant
Tanawaut Klajit ... equipment
Sarah Konig ... assistant
Nuttapon Konkaew ... video operator
Yuttapong Kumsamut ... archival material
Wiangchai Kunngamkwandee ... archival material
Tiffany K. Leclere ... svp business & legal affairs
Kittikorn Liasirikun ... additional crew
Vilma Linares ... research manager
Erin London ... research assistant
Jessica Ludgrove ... production executive
Steve Marcus ... caterer
Doug Mark ... production legal: Mark Music Media & Law
Evelyn Miller ... deputy chief counsel: legal affairs
Kristin Montalbano ... communications
Joshua Morris ... archival material (as Josh Morris)
Thanet Natisri ... archival material
Gavin Newman ... archival material
Martha Noel-Paton ... assistant
Attasanto Nong Wua So ... archival material
Charlie Olsky ... publicity and marketing
Jason Ouaknine ... production accountant
Mikko Paasi ... archival material
Prasong Paengthorn ... equipment
Antonello Paone ... archival material
Misia Pawlowska ... production assistant
Claudia Phaa Rowe ... translator
Shannon Phillips ... production assistant
Panicha Ploysupaphol ... translator
Marine Pognot ... production coordinator
Sorapong Prompakdee ... equipment
Sam Purnell ... diving crew
Joe Reed ... diving crew
Ben Reymenants ... archival material
Connor Roe ... archival material
Toby Russell ... dive supervisor
Awika Saengchaisukhonkit ... translator
Laura Schaffer ... post assistant
Lauren Schwartz ... publicity and marketing
Dave Shaw ... diving supervisor
Elizabeth Simard ... assistant
Tanakarn Simprasan ... video operator
Pongnarin Sriganha ... archival material
Rick Stanton ... archival material
Roxanne Stokes ... production staff
Jittinant Sunarak ... production legal: Bamrung Suvicha Apisakdi Law Associates
Aleksandra Szczesna ... production assistant
Piraporn Taechasawaddinan ... production coordinator
Dede Taechasawadinan ... production coordinator
Pongsakorn Tansuwan ... archival material
Ian Taylor ... medic
Piboon Thongtanyong ... translator
Boonyuen Ubonwee ... equipment
Nick Vargassoff ... diving crew
John Volanthen ... archival material
Theresa Waring ... production accountant
Jim Warny ... archival material
Ryan Werner ... publicity and marketing
Nancy Willen ... publicity and marketing
Hugo Williams-Ellis ... researcher to Kevin Macdonald
Fred Woodcock ... diving supervisor
Tan Xiao-Long ... archival material
Emily Yue ... post assistant

Thanks

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Chris Lowenstein ... very special thanks
Apinat 'Obb' Siricharoenjit ... very special thanks

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Plot Summary

The Rescue chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand. Using a wealth of never-before-seen material and exclusive interviews, E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin keep viewers on the edge of their seats as they bring alive one of the most perilous and extraordinary rescues in modern times, shining a light on the high-risk world of cave diving, the astounding courage and compassion of the rescuers, and the shared humanity of the international community that united to save the boys. Written by Greenwich Entertainment

Plot Keywords
Taglines Courage. Runs. Deep. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Untitled Thai Cave Rescue Project (United States)
  • ذا ريسكيوا (Egypt, English title)
  • La grotte (France)
  • The Rescue: Das Höhlenunglück in Thailand (Germany)
  • Rescate en las profundidades (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Some scenes were reenacted by the actual participants. See more »
Movie Connections Alternate-language version of Thirteen Lives (2022). See more »
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