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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

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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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Alvin Van Der Kuech ...
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George the Doorman
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Christian Middleton
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Newswoman on TV (as Nikita Le Spinasse)
Scott Bellefeville ...
Onlooker (as Scott Bellefeuille)
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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:

$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

The film is excessively loose with its requirements for what constitutes a time altering event. For instance, any sound made by bullets fired, voices, footsteps, etc. would cause surrounding wildlife to react in a manner drastically different than if the alien noises had never been created. Furthermore, the presence of both the temporal pathway and the people walking upon it would divert wildlife from what would have been their original movements, causing drastically different outcomes for said creatures. See more »

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Alicia Wallenbeck: The doorman let me in. Told him I was your cousin from St. Louis.
Travis Ryer: I always did like Aunt Martha.
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Spoofed in Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Code (2007) See more »

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Best bad movie of the year!
3 September 2005 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I live for movies like this.

Saw it in a theater with about 12 other people. 3 people left about 20 minutes in. I'm not sure if they left because the movie was so bad or because they couldn't hear the dialogue over the laughter of the rest of us.

Mediocre special effects don't excite me. Abysmally bad special effects are wonderful. I disagree with the previous commenter -- I don't think the actors were walking on a treadmill in front of the green screen, I think they were just standing in place and shifting their weight from one foot to the other.

Sir Ben Kingsley is clearly aware of the "quality" of this film and embraces the ridiculousness, having a great time reading his absurd lines.

The plot, the dialogue, the special effects, the creatures, the actor's accents -- each piece of this movie is worse than the last. There were at least three scenes that made me laugh so hard I cried.

I love dumpster-diving through bad movies in search of treasure. The recent crop of bad movies have been just plain boring. This one is the diamond that makes it all worthwhile.


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