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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 ...
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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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Evolve or die. See more »


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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

Production was slowed when severe floods in the summer of 2002 in the Czech Republic caused considerable damage to the set. See more »

Goofs

When observing the Lion hologram Travis explains to Sonia that all animals - both in the wild and captivity - are now extinct due to poaching and an unspecified virus, with no DNA available for cloning purposes. However, in the following scene one client (Christian Middleton) asks the other, "What was the last really exciting thing you did? Play fetch with your dog?" See more »

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Charles Hatton: Today you stood shoulder to shoulder with Columbus discovering America. Armstrong stepping on the moon, Brubaker landing on Mars. You are true pioneers on the very last frontier: Time.
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Referenced in Life Is Strange (2015) 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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