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When Ray first meets Cassie she is wearing a necklace with a butterfly; possibly a nod to one of the most famous time travel short stories, 'A Sound of Thunder' by Ray Bradbury, where a time traveler changes the future (his present) by stepping on a butterfly in the distant past.
This was Director Gareth Carrivick's final production. He died of leukemia the 16th of March 2010, nearly a year after the movie was released in the UK.
As the three main characters leave the cinema there are three posters shown behind them: "A Boys Life" (the original title of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)), "Watch The Skies" (the original title for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)) and "Paradox" (working title for Back to the Future Part II (1989)).
One of the most famous time travel short stories, 'A Sound of Thunder' by Ray Bradbury, where a time traveler changes the future (his present) by stepping on a butterfly in the distant past, is referenced during a discussion of the 'rules' of time travel, with Toby saying "You can't tread on any butterflies."
At the end of the film, as Cassie is trying to pull Ray into the portal, she says "We only have 14 hours to save the earth!" This is an obvious reference to the 1980 'Flash Gordon' movie, and is also featured in the Queen song of the same name.
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Early on in the film, Pete and Toby press Ray for what his ideal profession would be, to which he replies "Time Lord" as a reference to the race of people from Doctor Who. Dean Lennox Kelly, who plays Pete (the time-travel skeptic), had previously portrayed William Shakespeare in the Doctor Who episode Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Code (2007).
When Pete is in the restroom he lifts his sunglasses and looks at his watch exactly like the cover of the Back to the Future dvd. Michael J Fox is in the exact same pose.
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When Ray meets Cassie for the first time, right around the time they're about to leave, you can see a shadowy silhouette behind the glass door that's slightly cracked open. This is presumably when Ray is spying on the meeting later on in the film.
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Just as Ray, Toby & Pete see the mural of themselves, the theme of Close Encounters can be heard.
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