The Cave

Synopsis: Decades after a rock church in communist Romania's Carpathians caved when an expedition caused a landslide and buried everyone, Dr. Nicolai's scientific team exploring the associated Templar Knights monster fighting-legend discovers a deep, flooded cave system and hires the brothers Jack and Tyler's brilliant divers team to explore it. Another explosion traps them, after finding a mysterious parasite turning all species carnivore, and later an independently evolved predator species. Jack may be infected and turning, but Tyler sticks with him, so the group splits, hunted by the monsters, which also fly.
Director(s): Bruce Hunt
Production: Screen Gems
 
IMDB:
5.1
Metacritic:
30
Rotten Tomatoes:
11%
PG-13
Year:
2005
97 min
$14,888,028
Website
742 Views


It won't be so funny

if we end up in a Romanian jail.

Relax. Nobody's been up here in years.

Oh, Christ.

- (Speaks Romanian)

- This way?

- Where?

- It's up there?

Hey, you sure it's up there?

(Man replies in Romanian)

- He's sure.

- (Speaks Romanian)

- He'd better be right. You tell him.

- (Speaks Romanian)

Come on. Let's get the stuff.

Ye of little faith.

Should be a gold mine.

Why the hell

would they build a church out here?

(Groaning)

Check this.

Here we go.

My God. Look at the walls.

There's nothing here.

- So, where's the cave?

- You're standing on it.

So, how do we get in?

Fire in the hole.

(Explosion)

(Creaks)

Perfect. Let's go.

(Explosion)

(AII scream)

(AII gasp and cough)

(Groaning)

- (Coughing continues)

- Shut up.

Shut up!

(Rumbling)

(AII scream)

(Gasping and coughing)

(Rattling)

What the hell is that?

(Rattling)

(Banging)

(Man speaks Romanian)

(Speaks Romanian)

You know what? It's more than a cave.

This one could run deeper than Postojna.

(Speaks Romanian)

Oh, look at this.

If this is what I think it is,

it's going to be a fantastic find.

Let's have a look at it, shall we?

Yeah.

Hear that? Running water. It's a good sign.

Nic?

Come. Have a look at this.

We're going to need cave divers.

I know just who to call.

No picture, Charlie.

This antenna's a piece of junk.

- How's that?

- Got it.

Strodey! Get your skinny ass down here!

Boys. You found it yet?

No. We looked exactly where

your sonic mapping said we should.

Jesus! My kids could get in and find it

quicker than you two.

- Ready, Top?

- Yeah.

(Grunts)

Jack and Tyler back yet?

Not yet.

(Beeping)

TOP:
That's Tyler's unit. He found it.

Bastard did it again.

Jack's gonna be pissed.

He called time five minutes ago.

You don't have to say anything.

I know I was stupid, but... we got it.

Hey, I call time, and you surface.

OK.

- How's that? You got a signal there yet?

- Not yet, Strodey.

- And now?

- Yeah.

Yeah.

- Dr Nicolai.

- Hello.

Hey. It's Jack.

- You got some good news?

- Yeah. I've got the funding.

You do? Really?

We've done the surface scans.

The cave is huge, Jack.

There is a river off the main cavern,

and there's nowhere it can come out

for at least 19 miles.

Sounds like the Amazon

of underground rivers, huh?

Dr Jennings our biologist is bringing

a cameraman to shoot the whole thing,

but, you know, it's gonna be tough.

Which is why I need your team

and need you to run the show.

Great! When do we start?

We want to start right away.

We're in a hundred per cent.

That's great, Jack.

I can't wait to see you here. Ciao!

- Thanks, Dr Nicolai.

- Bye!

Good to finally meet you, Dr Nicolai.

NICOLAl:
Let me show you around.

- Please.

What have we got?

That's the main cave, hidden under the church

and half the mountainside.

- Tyler?

- Yeah?

Everything made it OK.

Take a look at this mix computer.

It got a little banged up.

Oh, man. Yep.

All right. Break it down,

and reinstall the programming.

TYLER:
Whoa!

Hello.

I'mjust gonna go visit with a fellow scientist.

- Hi.

- Hi.

I'm Tyler McAlister. I'm the first scout.

One second.

- Do you mind if I...

- Sorry. Let me just move this for you.

- Dr Jennings.

- It's good to meet you.

And this is Alex Kim our cameraman.

Oh, yeah. I've seen your work.

Heard a lot about you, too.

So, it's unusual for a rebreather.

- Who modified it?

- That would be my brother Jack.

- Really?

- Yep.

I did all the reprogramming, though.

Why the canister?

We're using lithium hydroxide

to filter out the CO2.

It's a little dangerous,

but it's much more effective than calcium.

Hope you got a redundancy for this Meg.

There's actually a triple redundancy.

It's the backup, a primary, and a HUD.

So you can stay submerged for what,

18, 20 hours?

Kate. Alex. This is Jack McAlister.

- Dr Jennings.

- It's a pleasure.

We read about some of

your Yucatan expeditions. Pretty amazing.

Thank you, thank you.

I understand you have a great interest

in cave biology, Mr McAIlister.

I'm starting to.

- And it's just Jack, please.

- Kathryn.

- Perhaps you want to see some samples?

- Yeah, sure.

Hey, bro.

Double-check all the rebreathers, will you?

Yeah. One in 14.

One in 14?

It's the number of cave divers that die each year.

What's this?

It's all that's left of some poor guy

they found in the mouth of the cave.

(Camera shutter clicks)

Tyler? Let's go.

So how did you hook up with these guys?

My dad had a dive business

in North Florida,

and when Jack got out of high school,

he kind of took him under his wing.

- We're all kind of like family.

- And Tyler?

He joined the business out of college.

Briggs we found table-dancing

in a club outside Calgary.

(Chatter)

All right, everybody, listen up. Here we go.

- You all right, Strode?

- Yeah, good, man.

I've been analysing these read-outs,

and here's what we got.

There's an enormous cavern about

300 feet down, just below the cave entrance.

- Dr Nicolai has already named it Titan Hall.

- Oh, yeah, it's huge, believe me.

There's a sump... Strode?

...right about here,

which then leads

to this underwater passageway.

Look who's here.

JACK:
We need to find a dry cavern

somewhere in the system

where we can set up advance base camp,

and Dr Nicolai and Kathry n

can gather their samples.

We'll be under for 12 days.

We're gonna go deep on this one.

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