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The War of the Worlds (2005)

Unrated  |  Video  |   |  Sci-Fi, Action, Drama  |  14 June 2005 (USA)
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Martians launch a deadly attack on Earth.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Piana ...
The Writer / The Brother
Jack Clay ...
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The Artilleryman
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Mrs. Elphinstone (as Darlene Renee Sellers)
John Kaufmann ...
The Curate
Susan Goforth ...
The Wife
Jamie Lynn Sease ...
Miss Elphinstone
W. Bernard Bauman ...
Henderson
Edwin Stone ...
The Potman
Tom Fouche ...
Newspaper Boy
Mark Wilt ...
Gregg the Butcher
Erik Barzdukas ...
Butcher's Son
E. Leonard Helland ...
Lord Hilton's Butler / Blind Preacher
Barbara Bauman ...
Mary - Writer's Servant
Daniel Somerfield ...
Stent
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Storyline

At the end of the 19th century a large cylinder falls on the English countryside. A young writer is among those who witnesses the event. But soon the cylinder opens and a group of Martians appear. It soon becomes apparent the Martians intend to attack. The writer soon finds himself fighting for his own survival as the military fights to stop the Martians, society collapses, and as the human race fights to win the war of the worlds. Written by timdalton007

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The first authentic movie adaptation of the 1898 H.G. Wells classic novel. See more »


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H.G. Wells' 'The War of the Worlds'  »

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Trivia

This movie completed filming in August 2004, one month before shooting began on War of the Worlds (2005) which is based on the same material. See more »

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Parts of London such as Primrose Hill, which have been major urban centers for hundreds of years, are depicted in the film as being empty fields. See more »

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The Copyright date is given as "MMDCCLVIII", which is the year 2758. See more »

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A $20 million budget? Hmmm....
29 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nu Image, UFO and others produce films for the SCI FI channel that come in with budgets of roughly $2 million. Some feature extensive effects work, others feature recognizable casts and still others feature both -- for $2 million.

Mr. Hines initially claimed that this film was budgeted at $20 million dollars but it's painfully obvious that this was probably produced for $750,000 if not considerably less than that. Few sets are utilized, a number of scenes are shot against green screen and most effects seem incomplete and amateurish.

It's painful to watch. Not so much because it is poorly directed, poorly executed and misguided but because many of us have been following the progress of this production for quite some time and had high hopes for this film despite its relatively modest budget.

Those of us who believed in this movie when it was originally announced have joined the legions of those spoken of by P.T. Barnum.


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