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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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Storyline

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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He was searching for the answer to his past. He became a hero for the future. 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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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$4,156,558 (Japan) (9 August 2002)
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Trivia

Originally released for December 2001, the release was bumped to March 2002 because of a decision whether to remove a scene involving a meteor shower crippling New York. The filmmakers were concerned that such a scene may stir memories of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. See more »

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When Alexander arrives on the date of May 24th, 2030, he is seen watching the "Future is now" on a large screen. When he unravels the rope that lets the "step-down" stairs down, a man in a white shirt and blue jeans can be seen slightly behind the time machine for a brief second, then he vanishes back under the machine when Alexander is walking toward the screen. See more »

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Über-Morlock: You built your time machine because of Emma's death. If she had lived, it would never have existed. So how could you use your machine to go back in time and save her? You are the inescapable result of your tragedy, just as I am the inescapable result of you. You have your answer. Now go.
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Excellent Movie
23 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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