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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)


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Some Rules Should Never Be Broken. 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



Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film takes place millions of years in the past and in 2055. See more »


After the crew returns from the trip, Ryer talks to Payne about the malfunction. Payne then mentions the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and that is says nothing can be certain. Actually, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle does not state that "nothing can be certain". It states that the momentum and position of any object cannot both be exactly known. As the precision with which one of these properties is known increases, the precision of the other property decreases. Similarly, with time and energy. This uncertainty in knowing these pairs of values is not due a defect in any instrument; it is a fundamental law of nature. See more »


[referring to the allosaurus]
Jenny Krase: Cute, isn't he?
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References Capricorn One (1977) 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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