The 33 Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, November 13, 2015 (Nationwide)

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

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

Code Name Banshee, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish  

12 Mighty Orphans, The Devil Has a Name  

Carandiru, Rio  

... María Segovia

Both Sides of the Blade, The Staircase (Series)  

Lightyear, Cursed  


... Luis Urzua 'Don Lucho'

Easter Sunday, Urban Country  

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. May 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. May 2013: The film was in Pre-Production status.

    Production scheduled to begin Fall 2013.

The 33 Release Date: When was the film released?

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

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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