Sanctum (2011)

The only way out is down.

  • Genre: Action, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2011-02-03
  • User Rating: 5.9/10 from 541 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America, Australia
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The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team--including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd)--are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?

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  • Ioan Gruffudd

    as Carl Hurley
  • Richard Roxburgh

    as Frank McGuire
  • Alice Parkinson

    as Victoria Elaine
  • Daniel Wyllie

    as Crazy George
  • Allison Cratchley

    as Judes
  • Christopher James Baker

    as J.D.
  • Nicole Downs

    as Liz
  • Cramer Cain

    as Luko
  • Andrew Hansen

    as Dex
  • John Garvin

    as Jim Sergeant
  • Sean Dennehy

    as Chopper Pilot
  • Nea Diap

    as Kastom Shaman
  • Rhys Wakefield

    as Josh
Directing Alister Grierson Director
Writing Andrew Wight Writer
Writing John Garvin Writer
Production Michael Finley Producer
Production Andrew Wight Producer
Production Gregory Apps Casting
Camera Jules O'Loughlin Director of Photography
Sound David Hirschfelder Music
Art Jenny O'Connell Art Direction
Art Nicholas McCallum Production Design
Visual Effects Nicholas Tripodi Animation
Visual Effects Shane Hall Animation
Costume & Make-Up Mirela Rupic Costume Design
Crew Chris Anderson Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Wizzy Molineaux Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Vivienne MacGillicuddy Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Gail Kane Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Wizzy Molineaux Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Vivienne MacGillicuddy Makeup Designer
Costume & Make-Up Kristine Versey Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Cheryl Newton Wigmaker
Art Melinda Neoh Construction Coordinator
Art Jonathon Hannon Set Dresser
Visual Effects Chuck Comisky 3D Supervisor
Visual Effects Simon Ross Animation
Visual Effects Georgia Smith Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Ineke Majoor Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects David Booth Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Peter Webb Visual Effects Supervisor
Camera Greg Gilbert Steadicam Operator
Camera Simon Christidis Underwater Camera
Camera Richard Harris Underwater Camera
Camera Jasin Boland Still Photographer
Lighting Peter Bushby Gaffer
Lighting Mandy Bradford Rigging Grip
Lighting David Thomson Rigging Grip
Camera Adam Kuiper Key Grip
Lighting Mark Bills Lighting Technician
Lighting Sam Davies Electrician
Lighting Billy Harmer Electrician
Lighting Jack Moffatt Electrician
Costume & Make-Up Michael Davies Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Julie Barton Key Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Joanne Thompson Set Costumer
Directing Antoinette O'Neill Script Supervisor
Lighting Micha Temple Underwater Gaffer
Sound Craig Beckett Music Editor
Sound Jason Fernandez Music Editor
Sound Emily Rogers Swanson Music Editor
Editing Brett Manson Digital Intermediate
Editing Rachel McKellar-Harding Digital Intermediate
Editing Laurie Meade Digital Intermediate
Editing Nic Smith Digital Intermediate
Editing Ben Joss First Assistant Editor
Visual Effects Brian Pearce Special Effects Supervisor
Sound Kami Asgar ADR Supervisor
Sound Dan Johnston Foley
Sound Mario Vaccaro Foley
Sound Steve Burgess Sound Effects Editor
Sound Damian Candusso Sound Effects Editor
Sound Brendan Geaney Sound Effects Editor
Sound Peter Mills Sound Effects Editor
Sound Glenn Newnham Sound Effects Editor
Sound Robert Mackenzie Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound James Harvey Supervising Dialogue Editor
Sound Paul Pirola Supervising Sound Editor
Directing Wade Savage First Assistant Director
Production Rosslyn Abernethy Production Manager
Production James Cameron Executive Producer
Crew James Cameron Presenter