The 33 (2015)

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  • IMDb page: The 33 (2015)
  • Rate: 7.0/10 total 6,691 votes
  • Genre: Biography | Drama | History
  • Release Date: 13 November 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 127 min
  • Filming Location: Nemocón, Colombia
  • Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $11,669,772 (USA) (4 December 2015)
  • Director: Patricia Riggen
  • Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: James Horner
  • Soundtrack: Al final de este viaje en la vida
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos
  • Plot Keyword: Mine Shaft | Chile Northern | Chilean Miner | Number In Title

Writing Credits By:

  • Mikko Alanne (screenplay) and
  • Craig Borten (screenplay) and
  • Michael Thomas (screenplay)
  • Jose Rivera (screen story)
  • Hector Tobar (book “Deep Down Dark”)

Known Trivia

  • The idea for this movie was already a concern for the miners when they were trapped underground, realizing that they were celebrities on the outside. In order to ensure an equal share of the profits of any copyrights from their story, they agreed on publishing one official version of their ordeal. After they were rescued, they hired a law firm in Santiago to represent them overseas. This led to a talent agency in New York City, who chose an Hispanic American journalist and novelist (Hector Tobar), who undertook a thorough research of the events and held extensive interviews with each of the miners, their families and some of the authorities involved. The final book (Deep Down Dark) is the inspiration for the movie. 26 of 26 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Mario Sepulveda, one of the real 33 Chilean miners, met Antonio Banderas in Colombia during the first days of filming. He became supervisor of the extras for the movie. 43 of 45 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Bob Gunton pointed out in an interview that the most difficult to interpret President Sebastian Piñera of Chile were his “nervous tics”. 47 of 50 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Final film composed by James Horner, who died in less than two months before the release of the film. 37 of 39 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The director of the movie Patricia Riggen demanded the actors speak English as well as speaking Spanish with a Chilean accent. This was very difficult for the actors. 33 of 35 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Juliette Binoche replaced Jennifer Lopez. 45 of 50 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Due to lack of work, the rescued miners took roles in the production of the movie being filmed about its history in Copiapo, Chile. 21 of 22 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The Spanish actor Mario Casas pointed out in an interview that when he saw the documentary of the trapped Chilean miners he broke into tears. 31 of 34 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This movie mentioned in the TV show Entourage when actor Vinnie Chase wanted to roughly adapt the book. 12 of 12 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The US trailer plays Say Something as the main song. In Chile the trailer plays Gracias a la Vida. 12 of 12 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Goofs: Anachronisms: Some of the letters at the beginning of the Chilean License Plates (such as G) were not yet available as of 2010.

Plot: Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.  »

Story: Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

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Produced By:

  • Benjamin Anderson known as co-producer
  • Andrés Calderón known as executive producer (as Andres Calderon)
  • Leopoldo Enriquez known as executive producer
  • José Luis Escolar known as executive producer
  • Robert Greenhut known as co-executive producer
  • Jeff Hoffman known as co-producer
  • Robert Katz known as producer
  • Juan de Dios Larraín known as executive producer
  • Carlos Eugenio Lavín known as executive producer
  • Edward McGurn known as producer
  • Mike Medavoy known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Antonio Banderas known as Mario Sepúlveda
  • Rodrigo Santoro known as Laurence Golborne
  • Juliette Binoche known as María Segovia
  • James Brolin known as Jeff Hart
  • Lou Diamond Phillips known as Don Lucho
  • Mario Casas known as Álex Vega
  • Jacob Vargas known as Edison ‘Elvis’ Peña
  • Juan Pablo Raba known as Darío Segovia
  • Oscar Nuñez known as Yonni Barrios
  • Tenoch Huerta known as Carlos Mamani
  • Marco Treviño known as José Henriquez
  • Adriana Barraza known as Marta Salinas
  • Kate del Castillo known as Katty
  • Cote de Pablo known as Jessica
  • Elizabeth De Razzo known as Susana Valenzuela
  • Naomi Scott known as Escarlette
  • Gustavo Angarita known as Mario Gomex
  • Alejandro Goic known as Franklin Lobos
  • Bob Gunton known as President Piñera
  • Gabriel Byrne known as Andre Sougarret
  • Raoul Pinno known as Don José
  • Mario Zaragoza known as Carlos Castillo
  • Paulina García known as Isabel Pereira
  • Cristián Campos known as Hurtado
  • Jorge Diaz known as Igor Proestakis
  • Juan Pablo Auger known as Drill Worker
  • Leonardo Farkas known as Leonardo Farkas
  • Diego Noguera known as Man in Suit
  • Sebastian Apiolaza known as Pablo Rojas
  • Jorge Godoy known as Rodrigo
  • Marcelo Gutiérrez known as Armed Mine Guard 1
  • Carlos Talamilla known as Armed Mine Guard 2
  • Trinidad González known as Mrs. Sougarret
  • Fernanda Ramírez known as Ivy Sougarret
  • Orlando Alfaro known as Mine Worker
  • Felipe Alvarez known as TV Reporter
  • Ignacio De Vries known as Communications Technician
  • Luis Alberto Aracena known as Mine Worker
  • Henry Bravo known as Miner #1
  • Jaime Correa known as Miner #2
  • Juan Carlos Solarte known as Miner #3
  • William Winston known as Miner #4
  • Santiago Carreño known as Miner #5
  • Ariel Sierra known as Miner #6
  • Nicolas Troia known as Miner #7
  • Fernando Monge known as Miner #8
  • Fredy Yate known as Miner #9
  • Pedro Calvo known as Miner #10
  • Jonatan Gomez known as Miner #11
  • Edgardo Petliuk known as Miner #12
  • Elbert Galeano known as Miner #13
  • Juan Saldarriaga known as Miner #14
  • Luis Hernando Rodriguez known as Miner #15
  • Daniel Ospina known as Miner #16
  • Hedras Urrego known as Miner #20
  • David Quintero known as Miner #21
  • Franklin Gutierrez known as Miner #22
  • Fernando Rojas known as Miner #23
  • Henry Ortiz known as Skinny Miner #1
  • Erik Rodriguez known as Skinny Miner #2
  • Edwart Silva known as Skinny Miner #3
  • Fernando Esterilla known as Skinny Miner #4
  • Karolina Gonzalez known as Waitress #1
  • Angela Garcia known as Waitress #2
  • Daian Parra known as Waitress #3
  • Sojana Ortiz known as Waitress #4
  • Lorena Garcia known as Waitress #5
  • Rosa Garavito De Vargas known as Yonni’s Mother
  • Montserrat Alvarez known as News Reporter
  • Alexis Catepanopolus known as Cameraman
  • Tim Willcox known as BBC Reporter
  • Anderson Cooper known as Anderson Cooper
  • Michel Floquet known as French TF1 Reporter
  • Salma Al Jamal known as Al Jazeera Anchor #1
  • Habib Ghribi known as Al Jazeera Anchor #2
  • Mario Kreutzberger known as Don Francisco
  • Luis Vitalino Grandón known as Government People (uncredited)

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  • Olga Turrini Bernardoni known as makeup artist
  • Laura Dandridge known as special makeup effects artist
  • Rodolfo Dellibarda known as special makeup effects artist
  • Ingrid Hartowicz-Fuentes known as key makeup artist
  • Ingrid Hartowicz-Fuentes known as makeup artist
  • Kevin Kirkpatrick known as prosthetic makeup artist
  • Ana Lozano known as makeup & hair designer
  • Khanh Trance known as special effects hair

Art Department:

  • Zimon Briceno known as assistant property master
  • Timothy Burgard known as storyboard artist
  • Viviana H. Camargo known as art Department coordinator
  • Paola Cortés known as key scenic artist
  • Arturo Lazcano known as head scenic artist
  • Natasha López known as assistant art director
  • María Ordoñez known as props
  • Roberto Pizarro known as leadman
  • Roberto Pizarro known as on-set dresser
  • Óscar Romero known as property master


Production Companies:

  • Alcon Entertainment
  • Dynamo (production services)
  • Fabula
  • Half Circle
  • Phoenix Pictures

Other Companies:

  • Audiolink Radio Communications  walkie talkies
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • Entertainment Partners Canada  payroll services
  • Equipment & Film Design  cameras, lenses, grip, lighting
  • Monkeyland Audio  ADR Recording Facility
  • Phoenix Pictures  funding
  • Picture Mill, The  titles
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles by
  • Stone Management  product placement
  • Tattersall Sound  Avid rental
  • Tattersall Sound  post-production facilities
  • WaterTower Music  soundtrack

Additional Details


  • 20th Century Fox de Chile (2015) (Chile) (theatrical)
  • Alcon Entertainment (2015) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Geo Films (2015) (Pakistan) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2015) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2016) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2016) (France) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2016) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (USA) (theatrical)

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Special Effects:

  • Crafty Apes (visual effects)
  • Locktix (Visual Effects)
  • Magnopus (Digital Production)
  • Somnyo Films (computer graphics)
  • Spin VFX (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Douglas Addy known as vfx lighting supervisor
  • Neishaw Ali known as executive visual effects producer
  • Rajesh Babu known as production manager: BOT VFX
  • Charles Bahous known as visual effects artist: SPIN VFX
  • Greg Behrens known as visual effects producer: SPIN VFX
  • Rachel Beniuk known as digital compositor
  • Sebastian Bilbao known as senior lighting artist
  • Tristan Brown known as compositor
  • Thomas R. Bryant known as Visual Effects Editor
  • Scott Buda known as digital compositor
  • Jeff Campbell known as Visual Effects Supervisor: SpinVFX
  • Terrance Carl Chandler known as visual effects artist: Modeling/Texturing/Sculpting, Spin VFX
  • James Chretien known as lighting technical director and look development
  • Paul DeOliveira known as digital compositor: SPIN VFX
  • Joseph DiValerio known as previs lead
  • Leif Einarsson known as previs supervisor
  • Mohammad Ghorbankarimi known as compositing supervisor: Spin VFX
  • Justin Goran known as digital compositor (Spin VFX)
  • Alex Henning known as visual effects supervisor
  • Irit Hod known as lighting td: Spin VFX
  • Colin Hui known as visual effects artist
  • Hetal Jain known as visual effects producer: BOT VFX
  • Asim Khan known as visual effects artist (Spin Vfx)
  • Stephanie Landriault known as digital compositor
  • Mark LeDoux known as compositor
  • Tim LeDoux known as visual effects supervisor (Crafty Apes)
  • George Macri known as supervising visual effects producer: SPIN VFX
  • Taylor McNutt known as visual effects editor
  • Tory Miles known as digital matte painter
  • Mark Neysmith known as cg supervisor: Spin VFX
  • Stevie Ramone known as digital compositor
  • Jason Sanford known as visual effects producer: Crafty Apes
  • Ahmed Shehata known as lead technical director: SPIN VFX
  • Tim Sibley known as effects supervisor: SPIN VFX
  • Laura Sloan known as visual effects coordinator
  • Srikanth known as lead compositor: BOT VFX
  • Brandon Terry known as visual effects editor: SpinVFX
  • Magdalena Wolf known as Visual Effects Producer

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for a disaster sequence and some language


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