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A Sound of Thunder (2005)

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When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Wallenbeck (as Armin Rhode)
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Alicia Wallenbeck
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Jenny Krase
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Payne
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Dr. Lucas
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Clay Derris
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Charles Hatton (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
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George the Doorman
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Christian Middleton
Nikita Lespinasse ...
Newswoman on TV (as Nikita Le Spinasse)
Scott Bellefeville ...
Onlooker (as Scott Bellefeuille)
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Storyline

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

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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

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$105,052 (Mexico) (6 October 2006)

Gross:

$105,052 (Mexico) (6 October 2006)
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Trivia

Renny Harlin was fired from the production, because he made a creative decision that made Ray Bradbury very unhappy, and this film's producers decided to support Ray Bradbury. See more »

Goofs

The insect that Middleton stepped on was a moth (Io Moth - Automeris io), not a butterfly as described. The insect on the movie's cover art is also a moth, a Black Witch (Ascalapha odorata). See more »

Quotes

Sonia Rand: With TAMI's hard drive, all we need is another portal.
Jenny Krase: That's easy let's go to Home Depot.
Sonia Rand: There's one nearby at the University.
Jenny Krase: A Home Depot?
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #35.8 (2006) See more »

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30 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I heard the special effects in this movie was nothing to crow about. What I heard was right. While the dinosaur(s) - I'm not sure if plurality is warranted here - looked rather poorly modeled, the other creatures in the movie were passable. The story had so much potential but a rather poor script and lack of funding (I guess) ruined it. Despite all that, whatever remained was enough to carry me through the 95 minutes this movie ran. Ben Kingsley's talents were rather wasted, in my opinion. Overall, it starts off slow but picks up somewhere in the middle and keeps you interested if you are not the nitpicking type. Perhaps a better version or a similar story to it (with a bigger budget) will be released in the future.


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