Secret of the Cave

2006 PG 1h 28m DVD

Secret of the Cave

2006 PG 1h 28m DVD
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Adventure abounds as a young American boy investigates the source of mysterious goings-on in a small Irish fishing village. Roy Wallace (Kevin Novotny) is not keen about spending his summer in this strange land where his dad grew up. But when the superstitious townsfolk buzz with talk about ghosts, Roy musters his courage to solve the mystery emanating from a local cave. Patrick Bergin stars in this family film based on Arthur Maxwell's book.
Kevin Novotny, Patrick Bergin, Joseph Kelly, Niall O'Brien, Niamh Finn, Maria McDermottroe, Noelle Brown, Sean Murphy, Jim Roche
Zach C. Gray
Full Screen 1.33:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie, based on the classic children's book by Arthur S. Maxwell, was a project for the School of Visual Art and Design at Southern Adventist University. As such, it's a good choice for families who seek out Christian films specifically. Families who don't may find it a little message-heavy, but may enjoy the mild spook-factor; there's lots of scary music and cloaked figures running around in a small Irish fishing village. Roy, the young American boy at the film's center, is dumped there by his father to stay with his uncle while his parents file for divorce; he broods about this but comes through with a thoughtful and mature perspective.

Sexual Content

One tiny kiss.


Plenty of scary music and cloaked figures running in shadows and getting chased, but never any real peril. Roy arrives in town as a coffin falls off a horse-drawn cart and attends a funeral. Most in the town think a ghost or angel is at work when mysterious things happen. Roy falls from a boat and almost drowns.



Social Behavior

Here are some of the biggies: Do good for its own sake; we are at our strongest when we realize we need to ask for help; and the world is larger than our own problems, and making a positive impact on others can make our problems seem smaller.


Roy is always listening to his iPod until he soaks it in the ocean.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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