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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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4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Evolve or die. See more »


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

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 name on the back of Travis Ryer's helmet changes from saying "Ryer" to "Travis" and back again, through various scenes. In the short story, the protagonist's last name was Travis. See more »

Quotes

Travis Ryer: Some things to remember us by: A safari suit, boots, helmet and a holo-disk so you can relive the jump. And I suggest you take an especially close look at this disk, Mr. Wallenbeck.
John Wallenbeck: Why's that?
Travis Ryer: Well I can't be certain until I review it myself, however, I'm pretty sure it was your shot that brought him down.
John Wallenbeck: [laughs] Well, yeah.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #35.8 (2006) 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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