Holes (film) Stanley Yelnats, is a young man coming of age, dogged by bad luck stemming from an ancient family curse. Perpetually in the wrong place at the wrong time, Stanley is unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake for a crime he did not commit. There, he and his camp mates are forced by the menacing warden and her right-hand men to dig holes in order to build character. Nobody knows the real reason they are digging all these holes, but Stanley soon begins to question why the warden is so interested in anything “special” the boys find. Stanley and his camp mates must stick together and keep one step ahead of the warden and her henchmen as they plot a daring escape from the camp to solve the mystery and break the Yelnats family curse. From Walt Disney Pictures in association with Walden Media. Released on April 18, 2003. Directed by Andrew Davis. Stars Shia LaBeouf (Stanley), Sigourney Weaver (Warden), John Voight (Mr. Sir), Tim Blake Nelson (Dr. Pendanski), Henry Winkler (Stanley’s father), Eartha Kitt (Madame Zeroni), Dulé Hill (Sam), Patricia Arquette (Kissin’ Kate Barlow). 117 min. Based on the award-winning book by Louis Sachar. Location filming was primarily on the Cuddeback Dry Lake and in Red Rock Canyon in the desert west of Death Valley. Released on video in 2003.