The 33 Movie

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Who's Involved:

Antonio Banderas, James Brolin, Juliette Binoche, Martin Sheen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Patricia Riggen, Rodrigo Santoro, Mike Medavoy, Jose Rivera, Mikko Alanne, Edward McGurn, Cote de Pablo, Craig Borten

Release Date:

Friday, November 13, 2015 Nationwide

a disaster sequence and some language
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out.

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Who stars in The 33: Cast List

... Mario Sepulveda, aka Super Mario

Cult Killer, Journey to Bethlehem  

The Amazing Spider-Man, Catch Me If You Can  

Rio, Rio 2  

... María Segovia

The Taste of Things, The Return  

Lightyear, Being Rose  


... Luis Urzua 'Don Lucho'

Urban Country, Easter Sunday  

Who's making The 33: Crew List

A look at the The 33 behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Patricia Riggen last directed Miracles From Heaven and Elsa and Fred. The film's writer Mikko Alanne last wrote Mapplethorpe and 5 Days of War.


Edward McGurn
Mike Medavoy

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Production: What we know about The 33?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the screen story by José Rivera and the book Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar.
  2. Antonio Banderas is playing the role of Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic miner nicknamed "Super Mario." Martin Sheen will play a miner's father, while Rodrigo Santoro is tackling the role of a trapped miner.
  3. Producer Mike Medavoy secured the miners' exclusive life rights last year and developed the project in collaboration with the men, their rescuers and their families.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2015 - May: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2013 - May: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Production scheduled to begin Fall 2013.

The 33 Release Date: When was the film released?

The 33 was a Nationwide release in 2015 on Friday, November 13, 2015. There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including My All American, By The Sea and Heist.

The 33 DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The 33 was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 .

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