A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.
As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.
Sam Reide has the ability of traveling to the past and works with the police department solving unresolved crimes, witnessing the events with the support of his sister, Jenna Reide and reporting the criminal's identity to detective Dan Glenn. When Elizabeth Brown, the sister of his former girlfriend Rebecca Brown that was murdered a couple of years ago pays a visit to him, she tells him that she has just found Rebecca's journal with evidences that Lonnie Flennons, who was accused for the murder is innocent. Sam decides to witness the murder of Rebecca and his interference affects the future. He travels to the past to try to fix his mistakes, but every time he returns, the future is in worse condition. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
All of the bar scenes (including a murder scene) were filmed in Foran's Grand Trunk Pub, one of the oldest pubs still in operation in the city of Detroit. One unique fact about Foran's is that the famed magician, Harry Houdini, kept an office in the basement of the pub. See more »
Sam goes to Detroit Police headquarters to investigate the Pontiac Killer. Pontiac, Michigan is 30 miles north of Detroit, and all crimes there are investigated by the Oakland County Sheriff's Department. See more »
Some guy is able to travel back in time by getting into a bathtub full of ice and turning off the lights.
He's got a mentor for this, who tells him to just watch what happens in the past and never intervene, lest there be ugly unintended consequences. His sister is always with him, checking his vitals and so on while he's "away". We learn that one time he did intervene, when as a teenager his house caught fire and he went back in time to save his sister but as a a result his parents died.
Now a girl from his past shows up and asks him to help her. Her friend/his ex was killed by an acquaintance of them and he's about to be executed. She thinks he's innocent and has new evidence. Also, in the present the police is investigating some serial killer who kills women and our time traveler acts like a psychic and helps them out.
Our guy travels back in time repeatedly in search for the killer but always gets involved instead of just watching. As a result, when he wakes up, conditions in the present are different. He starts losing it because he's never able to see the killer's face. He also notices that one woman survives every time. He starts traveling in time without his sister who kept him safe and sane. The police start suspecting him because he keeps popping up at the wrong time/wrong place and often is connected to the victims, making him the ideal suspect.
In the end we do find out what is going on and who the killer is. It's somewhat of a surprise but given that there are few characters in this movie it's not that surprising. Overall, The Butterfly Effect 3 is a perfectly mediocre movie. Direction is mediocre, so is the acting. The script is slightly better but not entirely satisfying. I think they could have done a better job with the casting. The guy sure spends a lot of time shirtless but he's not very sympathetic and the sister doesn't quite look like she could possibly be his sister.
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