THIRTEEN LIVES (2022) Reviews of real-life cave rescue thriller with trailer

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‘5000 people 17 countries 1 miracle that united the world’
Thirteen Lives
is a 2022 American true-life drama thriller film about a mission to save boys trapped in flooding underground caves. The movie chronicles the events of the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue that saw a junior football team and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand for a period of eighteen days.

Directed by Ron Howard from a screenplay written by William Nicholson, based on a story co-devised with Don MacPherson.

The movie stars Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton, Tom Bateman and Josh Helman.



Thirteen Lives will have a limited theatrical release in the United States by United Artists Releasing and stream on Amazon Prime Video in August 2022.


The film was originally scheduled for a fully theatrical release by United Artists Releasing on April 15, 2022, and was then postponed to November 18, 2022, in response to the best audience test scores in MGM’s history. In May 2022, however, the film was brought to its current release date due to Amazon’s acquisition of MGM.

Filming began on March 29, 2021, in Australia, plus some scenes were shot in Thailand itself.

Main cast and characters:
Joel Edgerton … Harry Harris
Colin Farrell … John Volanthen
Viggo Mortensen … Rick Stanton
Tom Bateman … Chris Jewell
Josh Helman … Major Hodges
Jane Larkin … Australian Reporter
Zahra Newman … Captain Olivia Taft
Lewis Fitz-Gerald … Vern Unsworth
Vithaya Pansringarm … General Anupong
Paul Gleeson … Jason Mallinson
Sahajak Boonthanakit … Governor Narongsak
Peter Knight … Police Captain Bas
Teeradon Supapunpinyo … Coach Ek
Kevin Spink … Josh Bratchley
Blake McFarlane … Matthew (John’s Son)
Kirsty Sturgess … American Reporter
Sukollawat Kanarot … Saman (Thai Seal)
Bernard Sam … Pichai (Thai Seal)
Natvara Hongsuwan … Preeya (Gov Assist)
Thira Chutikul … Commander Kiet (Thai Seal)
Shakriya Tarinyawat … Manop (Prem’s father)
Teerawat Mulvilai … Somboon (Wit’s Father)
Nophand Boonyai … Thanet Natisri

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