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Status: Released

Runtime: 117

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  • 2003-04-18

  • 2003-10-28

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Alternative Titles

  • Holes
  • La morsure du lézard
Content Score: 100


6.2/10 (75 votes)


‘Holes’ is a 2003 film based on the novel of the same title by Louis Sachar. The story is based on a wrongfully convicted boy who is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.The film was produced by Walden Media and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie made US$ 71 million at the box office against a $20 million budget, making the film a moderate financial success. The film garnered much critical praise, receiving a 77% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The closing credits of the film feature the music of the director's brother, musician Richard "Richie" Peter Davis co-founder of the Chicago Catz cover band.


Some secrets are too big to keep hidden.


Director: Andrew Davis

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Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver
as Warden Walker

Jon Voight

Jon Voight
as Marion Sevillo

Tim Blake Nelson

Tim Blake Nelson
as Dr. Pendanski

Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette
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A review by John Chard

We dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig…

Disney produce and Andrew Davis directs this wonderful adaptation of Louis Sachar’s Holes. Miscreant youths are sent to Camp Green Lake for character building, the bulk of which involves them constantly digging holes in the parched desert. New inmate Stanley Yelnats IV (Shia LeBeouf) is about to set the wheels in motion that will unearth the secret of the digs.

It’s a blender is Holes, part drama (there’s plenty of edginess here), part coming of age tale, part action adventure – cum – detective mystery – cum - Western and part comedy, in short it’s a bona... read the rest.