The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)

R  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  10 August 2006 (Israel)
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A brain tumor allows a person to change the past by reflecting at relevant pictures.



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Dave Bristol
Ron Callahan
Katherine Larson
Malcolm Williams
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Nick Larson and his best friends Trevor Eastman and Amanda are celebrating the twentieth-fourth birthday of his girlfriend Julie Miller in a beautiful lake on a Sunday morning. Nick is expecting to be promoted in the company where he works, and Julie is planning to move to his place instead of going to New York for her Master degree. However, Nick is called by his colleague Dave Bristol, who is disputing the promotion with Nick, for a meeting with a client. While on the road, Nick has an accident and Julie and his friends die. One year later, Nick finds that he can travel in time and tries to fix the past, with tragic consequences for the future. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Can you change your past without destroying your future?


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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

El efecto mariposa 2  »

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The director of this film is the younger brother of Matthew F. Leonetti, the Director of Photography for the previous installment. See more »


Before the title sequence, when the tire of the Jeep explodes it sends the Jeep into a skid. We see a semi trailer approaching, and the driver of the truck applies the brakes hard enough to cause the trailer to jack-knife (this is shown quite clearly and dramatically). In immediately subsequent shots, however, the trailer is shown braking straight and true and there is no evidence to suggest that it was sliding sideways, but it is impossible to recover from a skidding jack-knife without stopping completely. See more »


Trevor Eastman: I've brought my own special birthday candle...
[shows joint]
Trevor Eastman: ... It's drugs!
Julie Miller: Oh! My favorite.
Amanda: ...Light it up!
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »


Ordinary Love
Written by Stephen Covell (BMI)
Performed by Stephen Covell
Courtesy of "A" Side Music LLC
Published by Stephen Covell (BMI)/Grow Your Own Music (BMI)
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BE2, lame sequel
1 October 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

When I first heard of the Butterfly effect 2 movie I was immediately thrilled and captivated, remembering the first Butterfly effect movie with reverence.The non linear buildup and suspense of the first Butterfly effect movie was a refreshing novelty when first released. I expected that the second Butterfly effect movie would continue on this highly enjoyable path. I found it strange and puzzling that Butterfly effect 2 did not make it onto the big screen , but was send strait onto DVD instead?. After I saw the movie, I had to conclude that Butterfly effect 2 is not even a shadow of the original Butterfly effect movie. The story is a lame, predictable love story without suspense or thrill. Now I can understand why the second movie was demoted directly onto a DVD. The first Butterfly effect movie was a trilling , suspenseful wild water ride compared to this stagnant pool of muck....

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