- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 6, 2010
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Ships go belly up, high-rise towers burn, Mother Nature blows her volcanic top -- all perfect settings for Irwin Allen to unleash his gift for putting star-studded casts in peril and audiences on the edges of their seats. Now the prolific producer plunges deep below terra firma into the rocky perils of Cave In! A handful of citizens (travelers, government officials, a park ranger) are trapped after the sudden collapse of the popular Five Mile Caverns. Someone else is with them: a desperate fugitive eager to claim a hostage after the group works its way to daylight. Slippery inclines, an underwater passage, a geothemal pit, a rickety bridge and more dangers stand between the group and blue skies. Hang on for adventure!
You'd think that Irwin Allen had exhausted the "disaster" genre by 1979. Think again: 1979 was the year that Allen put together the made-for-TV movie CAVE-IN. Once again, a diverse group is trapped in a perilous situation; this time they're caught in an underground cave-in in an anonymous national park. The dramatis personae includes park ranger Dennis Cole, Cole's ex-lover (and state senator) Susan Sullivan, and fugitive convict James Olson. Also ensconsed in the subterranean tomb are Leslie Nielsen, Julie Sommars and Ray Milland. CAVE-IN was shelved for nearly four years after its completion: it was finally given a network showing on June 19, 1983.