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A Sound of Thunder (2005)

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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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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August Zirner ...
Clay Derris
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Charles Hatton (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
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Alvin Van Der Kuech ...
Young Technician
Andrew Blanchard ...
George the Doorman
William Armstrong ...
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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2 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Som do Trovão  »

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Pierce Brosnan and director Renny Harlin were originally attached to this film. 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

Christian Middleton: Ted, what's the point of being rich if we don't buy things other people can't afford?
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Connections

Spoofed in Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Code (2007) See more »

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Slow death of a great story
27 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Another awful adaptation of a great short story, this movies had some great potential thanks to the story its based on but it took a very very wrong turn somewhere along the way. The actors don't live up to my expectations there performance is unbelievable they could have just phoned it in an saved all of us a loss of time and money..i really didn't like this movie, after the acting started to bore me to death of i thought the special effects would pay the ticket but forget it they suck most of all, a wast of a very good piece of literature..Bradbury would also say this movie really really doesn't live up to expectations for his fans

If there is any other option at the multiplex take it!!!!


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