Sanctum Movie The Only Way Out Is Down



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2011 | R | Adventure Drama | 1hr, 43m

Follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth.

U.S. Release Date

Sanctum release date was Friday, February 4, 2011. in 2,789 theaters

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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Directed by

Alister Grierson


James Cameron
John Garvin


Rating MPAA

R for language, some violence and disturbing images

Storylines 3 more

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.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Shot on location off the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, Sanctum employs 3-D photography techniques Cameron developed to lens Avatar.

Also Known As

  • James Cameron's Sanctum

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