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A Sound of Thunder (2005)

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When a scientist sent back to the prehistoric era strays off the path he causes a chain of events that alters history in disastrous ways.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Wallenbeck (as Armin Rhode)
Alicia Wallenbeck
Jenny Krase
Dr. Lucas
August Zirner ...
Clay Derris
Charles Hatton (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
Alvin Van Der Kuech ...
Young Technician
Andrew Blanchard ...
George the Doorman
William Armstrong ...
Christian Middleton
Nikita Lespinasse ...
Newswoman on TV (as Nikita Le Spinasse)
Scott Bellefeville ...
Onlooker (as Scott Bellefeuille)


2055, Charles Hatton has made a fortune by founding 'Time safari', which offers rich 'big game hunters' short time travels to kill off dinosaurs just before their natural death. When Travis notices the weather and wildlife are not behaving as usual, he consults Dr. Rand, the contractually invisible inventor of the supercomputer which controls the time travel. They soon face 'time waves', each worsening the effects in 2055 of evolutionary distortions, lower lifeforms first. They attempt to identify and rectify the past alteration, but each attempt gets harder in their distorted present. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Evolve or die. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Som do Trovão  »

Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,190,791 (USA) (2 September 2005)


$1,891,821 (USA) (30 September 2005)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs



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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


One major reason for the film's long delay is that the original production company went bankrupt during post-production, and there simply wasn't money to finish the film. See more »


When the (computer-generated) eel-creature is first seen swimming along the surface of the water in the flooded subway tunnel, it doesn't create the slightest ripple or wave, indicating that the film makers did not take into account its interaction with the environment when they added it to the scene. See more »


Travis Ryer: [to Sonia] I thought I recognized your voice. You sound just like TAMI. Although she's a little nicer.
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Referenced in Life Is Strange (2015) See more »

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Why do they keep making big budget drivel?
31 August 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie this evening as part of a promotional screening. This movie wants to be a strong moral tale about how humans should not mess with time travel for fear of disturbing our natural evolution. However good Ed Burns is as the lead, you are never convinced by the story as it is full of clichés and seemingly tacked-on action sequences. They get chased by monsters for so much of the movie you start to ask yourself it they got confused between the sci-fi and horror genres. The special effects are plentiful, however they are atrocious, fake and gratuitous in the sense that the camera lingers on CG monsters and landscapes for so long that it seems perhaps they wanted to show off how much money they spent. But it adds nothing to the otherwise weak plot, which - now that I think of it - has a simplistic comic-book quality to it. But if the latter were completely true it should be more surreal and not have so much awful superfluous dialogue that actually just sounds like it is set on repeat ('you don't know what you are messing with in time travel..' and the like). If you happen to have nothing else to see, rent Timecop. Yes, this movie is that bad. P.S. Ben Kingsley, why did you do this movie? After seeing you in so many wonderful movies, even as a great villain in Sexy Beast, this performance just looked like you were making a bad used-car salesman impression.

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