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The Descent (2005)

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

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Crawler - Scar
Leslie Simpson ...
Crawler
Mark Cronfield ...
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Stephen Lamb ...
Crawler (as Steve Lamb)
Catherine Dyson ...
Crawler
Julie Ellis ...
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Sophie Trott ...
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A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures. Written by Lien Dang

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Rated R for strong violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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4 August 2006 (USA)  »

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Budget:

£3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£570,850 (UK) (8 July 2005)

Gross:

$26,005,908 (USA) (6 October 2006)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Danish title for the movie is "Descent into hell". See more »

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Cars in North Carolina are not required to have front license plates. Also, the license tag is made up of four digits followed by three letters; on North Carolina plates, letters precede numbers. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Juno: It'll be fine.
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This film is dedicated to Meg. See more »

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Good Scary Movie
18 August 2006 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

When I read that "The Descent" featured an all women cast I expected a T+A extravaganza with spelunkers in too tight T-shirts and panties cavorting beneath the earth. I was disappointed. What I saw was a scary movie. I am not by nature claustrophobic but a few scenes of the close quarters they were climbing through left me squirming in my seat. I can't continue the review without issuing a SPOILER alert since I will be discussing critical movie facts. The movie was very spookily lit with looming shadows and false colors and was expertly designed. The creatures living below ground were creepy and scary since often they were only glimpsed in the shadows. I hadn't expected the death count to be so high nor the movie to be so bloody. I flinched often during the movie due to the sudden appearance of the creatures or from the wounds suffered by the cast. The pace of the movie once they began the cave exploration was very fast and of course with this type of movie a deeper examination of the facts reveals some plot holes but events move too fast for reflection. I can't say I liked or agreed with some events in the end of the movie. I think Juno, maybe not the best person in the group, was unfairly judged and condemned. None the less the movie was very effective in scaring me and holding my attention. The fact that it had, primarily, an all women cast was hardly noticeable. This is not a chick flic. Worth seeing.


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