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

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8 March 2002 (USA)  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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$450,608 (Japan) (9 August 2002)

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$4,156,558 (Japan) (9 August 2002)
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Guy Pearce did most of his own stunts, and occasionally got frustrated when he wasn't allowed to do a few. See more »

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At the beginning of the film, which is set in 1899, Alex talks to Filby about his correspondence with patent clerk Albert Einstein. However, Einstein was still in school and did not become a patent clerk until three years later. See more »

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Vox: [an image of Vox appears] Welcome. How may I help you?
Vox: [Alexander Hartdegen looks behind Vox] Over here.
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Excellent Movie
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I have just recently seen this movie and enjoyed it very much. I had seen the older one a few years back in school and have read the book at least twice. The modernization of the past movie and book makes this movie very enjoyable, especially if you have seen the old version and/or read the book. I highly recommend this movie to everyone. The movie and other versions of it, I feel, should all be seen. This is because I found it very intriguing seeing the advancement from how the world was when H.G. Wells wrote the novel to the movie that was made years later. The movie made in 2002 enhances H.G. Wells version and the version in 1960. When H.G. Wells wrote the novel he didn't know anything about space travel and computers. Incorporating these ideas in the newer version makes the movie spectacular.


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