Saturday, June 22, 2024

Thai Cave Rescue Movie ‘Thirteen Lives’ Released In Theaters & Amazon Prime


The cinematic retelling of the famous rescue of a Thai boys soccer team trapped in a cave, “Thirteen Lives,” was released in select movie theaters this past weekend and on Amazon Prime video.

The movie, starring Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell and directed by Ron Howard, shows the harrowing work an international team of cave divers did to bring out the boys and their coach through a flooded cave system.

The rescue also highlighted the efforts of more than 90 divers, 50 or so from the global cave diving community, including British veteran cave rescue experts Rick Stanton (whom Mortensen portrays) and John Volanthen (whom Farrell plays).

Thirteen Lives (Image credit: Amazon Prime)
‘Thirteen Lives’ (Image credit: Amazon Prime)

The movie was shot in Australia and Thailand, and production began in March 2021, according to Deadline.

“Thirteen Lives” will begin streaming on Amazon Prime this coming Friday, August 5th.  If you want to watch Thirteen Lives and you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, you can sign up with a 30-day Free trial here.

Check out the trailer below.

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In the true story of Thirteen Lives, twelve boys and the coach of a Thai soccer team explore the Tham Luang cave when an unexpected rainstorm traps them in a chamber inside the mountain. Entombed behind a maze of flooded cave tunnels, they face impossible odds. A team of world-class divers navigate through miles of dangerous cave networks to discover that finding the boys is only the beginning.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.