The Last Descent

Synopsis: In 2009, John Jones explored an un-mapped section of the famous Nutty Putty Cave. After becoming stuck in a hole 18 inches wide and 150 feet under ground, rescue crews worked frantically and heroically to free him. This is the story inspired by not only the incident at Nutty Putty, but by the way John lived his entire life.
Genre: Drama
105 min

[baby gurgling]


ls there a name yet?


His name is John.

[airplane passing overhead]

It's slipping.


-Oh. I got it. I got it.


-I got it. I got it.

Somethings missing.

-What is it?

I think I left it on the plane.

-Left what?

The diaper bag.

It's not here.

Okay, you know what,

I'm gonna go back for it.

I'm gonna go back.

I'm gonna tear that plane

apart for you, all right?

First, hold this.

Thank you.

You goober.

Daddy thinks he's so funny.

Because I am funny.

[cell phone ringing]

Josh. Josh.


Josh. Where are you?

Josh, where are you? Can

you hear me, Josh? -John.

I can't hear you.

-He's right there.

I see him.

-I can't hear him. Where...

There you are.

Welcome to Utah.


How's my favorite niece?

You remember Uncle Joshy?

Yeah, your uncle

Osh Kosh B'Gosh.

Okay, Mr. John

Jacob Jingleheimer-

All fight, I'm done

with the nicknames.

Hey, race you to the car.



Go ahead.

[music playing]

So, it's doctor's school.

You out anybody open yet?

No, not yet.

Stuffs harder

than it looks though.

Between the books

and the diapers, I am sleeping

at least a few times

a week, right, Ems?

Is he...

Uh, who are you?

[Josh laughing]

I'm just kidding.

No, he's on some crazy

new schedule, I think.

A 36-hour a day would make

my life a lot easier.

What have you been up to?

Oh, just work and school,

trying to transfer out

and get to a different

environment, I guess.

Oh, you're still the kid that wants

to get away from home, huh?


-Well, I get it.

But for the record,

it'd have been nice

if I could've stayed.

I'm glad

you're still here, though.

I'm home.

It wouldn't be home

without you.

Focus on driving.

Yeah, I'll try to.

Well, you're almost home.

What are you talking about?

Hey, Em, there's

a box back there.

It's a brown, rectangular...

Send that up, that'd be great.

Oh, wow. She's out.

That was quick.

She's a little juggernaut.

No way!

You brought 'em?

Hey, yes, I did.


I can't believe

you still have this.

Does it still even work?

-Oh, yeah. Yeah.

You know it's heavy duty

if it survives Dad.

These things'll be good for

another six generations, man.

This is awesome.

Yeah, thinking we've got

a little bit of time.

We've got all this gear

just sitting here, right now.

And Nutty Putty

just opened back up.

Maybe it'd be...

-Nutty Putty's open again?

Yeah. So I think it would be

a great opportunity

to show Emily

your great love for her

by forgetting everything

I'm saying right now.

Damage is done, Josh.

It's too late now.

But I get him

for the rest of the trip.

Yes! Yes, it is on. Yeah.

You know,

we have the whole

rest of the vacation

to act like kids.

Let's chill tonight.

And then maybe tomorrow before

I have to go back to Virginia.

After Thanksgiving we'll be

too fat to fit in the cave.

Besides, you know Mom.

She's not gonna let us

out of her sight

once she has the whole ock

under one roof again.

You're trying to hide it,

but I know you want to go.

All fight, dude, I get it.

I mean, caves are scary, so,

I mean,

if you don't want to go...

It's whatever,

you do what you gotta do.

You could be more obvious

what you're doing.

Uh-huh. Okay.

I'm not scared.

You know that, right?

I know there's a cave, we both

want to go to forever, but like...

Hey, I said you could go.

All right, I'm in.

Let's do it. Yes!

Yes. Whoo!

It's on!

- [mouthing words]



For the record, that wasn't a win

that you just had, okay?

You didn't manipulate me.

I had to think things through

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