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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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Flower Seller
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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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The Future Awaits 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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

John Logan, co-producer and writer, also created the Eloi language. See more »

Goofs

Actress Myndy Crist, who is the friendly New Yorker who thinks Alexander Hartdegen's Time Machine is a Cappuccino maker, is listed in the movie credits as "Jogger", but in the entire scene she is unlocking her bicycle from a bike rack, thus her credit should be "Bicyclist", since she isn't jogging anywhere in the film. See more »

Quotes

Über-Morlock: Come a little closer, I don't bite.
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Connections

References The Rugrats: All Growed Up (2001) See more »

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Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Written by Maude Nugent (as Maude Nugent Jerome)
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Enjoyable Romp Through Time
10 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed The Time Machine and its focus on simplicity and special effect instead of heavy time travel contradictions and fancy plots. This movie was straight backwards and forwards dealing with materialism and love - straight and simple. This was a feel good movie in a time (our time) of confusion, fear, and war. Too many critics looked for something really deep, tried to tear it apart because of its apparent lack of scientific continuity. But really the essence of this movie was human relationships and I thought the movie it made its point even though it took 800,000 years to do it. I felt with the characters. The only real problem I had was how a language could be kept so pure after so many years - of course they may have had help from a local library.


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