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The Time Machine (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 8 March 2002 (USA)
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Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Based on the classic sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells, scientist and inventor, Alexander Hartdegen, is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter - and the hunted. Written by Tim1370

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0 to 800,000 years in 1.2 seconds. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence | See all certifications »

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8 March 2002 (USA)  »

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La máquina del tiempo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,610,437, 10 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,684,819, 19 May 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,729,176
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Gore Verbinski was brought in to take over the last 18 days of shooting, as Simon Wells was suffering from "extreme exhaustion." Wells returned for post-production. See more »

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When Alexander goes into the far future (635,427,810 AD), there are palms/ferns waving in the breeze behind him. When the camera angle changes to show us what he is witnessing, the whole area is void of vegetation. Even behind or next to the Time Machine. See more »

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Über-Morlock: Come a little closer, I don't bite.
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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Written by Maude Nugent (as Maude Nugent Jerome)
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H. G. Wails
5 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

You have to stop and wonder how a film that was made 42 years before this one, based on the same book and with less dazzling special effects can be better than this one! The secrets of time travel will have been discovered, indulged in and rejected as boring before I see this spectacular disappointment and colossal waste of...time again. It's a listless, plodding, mumble of a film that gets so bogged down in special effects that it never comes close to capturing the adventurous spirit of the classic H.G. Wells story. The good news is that this journey might span 800,000 years, but it will only suck 90 minutes out of your life.


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