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The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations -- Sam's ability to leap back and forth between time has been both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, he can use his abilities to help the police solve the most heinous crimes, but on the other, he can't ever intervene in what he witnesses. He knows doing so could alter the present in horrific ways. But when a woman, Elizabeth, from his childhood comes begging for his help in finding her sister's murderer, Sam's own demons make him break this golden rule.
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations -- A young man with the power to time travel attempts to solve the mystery of his girlfriend's death.


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31 July 2009 (Brazil) See more »
Death repeats itself.
Sam Reide uses his power to time travel to solve the mystery of his girlfriend's death. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Chris Carmack ... Sam Reide

Rachel Miner ... Jenna Reide
Melissa Jones ... Vicki

Kevin Yon ... Harry Goldburg

Lynch R. Travis ... Detective Dan Glenn (as Lynch Travis)

Sarah Habel ... Elizabeth Brown

Mia Serafino ... Rebecca Brown
Hugh Maguire ... Detective Jack Nicholas
Richard Wilkinson ... Lonnie Flennons
Chantel Giacalone ... Anita Barnes
Michael Ellison ... Anita's Boyfriend (as Michael D. Ellison)
Ulysses Hernandez ... Paco

Linda Boston ... Landlady
Michael Paul Place ... Young Sam (as Michael Place)
Catherine Towne ... Young Jenna
Emily Sutton-Smith ... Mother in the Park

Dennis North ... Sam's Father
Trevor Callaghan ... Josh

Peter Malota ... Assailant in the Park
Sonya A. Avakian ... Meredith (as Sonya Avakian)
Alexis Sturr ... Sam's Daughter
Andi Foster ... Glenn's Wife (as Andrea Foster)

Daniel Spink ... Prison Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Shawntay Dalon ... Secretary (uncredited)
Bill Lumbert ... Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Dwayne Roszkowski ... Mr. Brown (uncredited)
Tom Stewart ... Police Officer (uncredited)
L. Nicole Taylor ... Secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
Seth Grossman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Holly Brix  written by

Produced by
Stephanie Caleb .... executive producer
A.J. Dix .... producer
Brendan Ferguson .... co-producer
Laura Ivey .... executive producer
Rob Merilees .... executive producer
Ross Mrazek .... executive producer
Lucy Mukerjee-Brown .... associate producer (as Lucy Mukerjee)
Warren Nimchuk .... executive producer
Benjamin Rappaport .... executive producer
Courtney Solomon .... executive producer
J.C. Spink .... producer
Scott Watson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Adam Balazs 
Cinematography by
Dan Stoloff 
Film Editing by
Ed Marx 
Casting by
Kathy Mooney 
Janet Pound 
Production Design by
Patrick Banister 
Set Decoration by
Thurston Edwards 
Costume Design by
Roemehl Hawkins 
Makeup Department
Barry Anderson .... makeup artist: forensic photos
Carol 'Ci Ci' Campbell .... department head: hair
Clifton Chippewa .... key hair stylist
Karri Farris .... key makeup artist
Joseph Farulla .... makeup department head
Werner Pretorius .... special makeup effects technician
Vince Yoshida .... shop crew
Production Management
Beau J. Genot .... production executive
David Markowitz .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Lazar .... second assistant director
David Markowitz .... first assistant director
Stephanie Tull .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Deryck Blake .... property master
Jack Blanchard .... leadman
Daragh Byrne .... carpenter
Darien N. D'Alfonso .... paint foreman
Kathy Fennessy .... set dresser
Joshua Hogan .... painter
Kristina Kilpe .... property master
Lauri Mancuso .... charge scenic painter
Brent Peelor .... construction foreman
Gregory Pelcher .... on-set dresser
Andriy Pereklita .... assistant property master
Joseph Waterkotte .... construction coordinator
Karen Yan .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Thomas E. Allen .... sound mixer
Tommy Allen .... boom operator
Peter Eliuk .... mix technician
Jeremy Duayne Elzinga .... technical support
James Fonnyadt .... sound designer
Amy Giammarco .... post-audio coordinator
Gord Hillier .... dialogue editor
Tanya Hnuta .... assistant dialogue editor
Robert Hunter .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Hunter .... walla mixer
David Livingstone .... studio assistant
Luke Mathers .... foley mixer
Maureen Murphy .... foley artist
Sándor Nyíri .... additional recording engineer
Elda Pinckney .... studio assistant
Bill Sheppard .... re-recording mixer
Gordon Sproule .... technical support
Special Effects by
Ray Bivins .... special effects coordinator
Gary Pilkinton .... special effects technician
Richard Scioli .... special effects technician
Tibor Farkas .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Artin Aryaei .... title artist: Image Engine
Justin Brekke .... visual effects editor
Moritz Eiche .... compositing lead: CIS Vancouver
Peter Fiala .... 3D animator
Peter Hart .... matchmove artist
Shelley Maclean .... visual effects editor
Donna Mathewson .... visual effects editor
Nancy Mott .... senior visual effects producer: CIS Vancouver
Gary Poole .... digital compositing artist
Lorraine Rozon .... visual effects producer
Amanda Schiemann .... visual effects coordinator
Hamish Schumacher .... title artist: Image Engine
Tom Truscott .... title artist: Image Engine
Shawn Walsh .... title design supervisor: Image Engine
Bruce Woloshyn .... visual effects supervisor
Noel Wright .... digital compositing artist
Jeff Galpin .... stunt coordinator
Peter Malota .... fight coordinator
Peter Malota .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Henry Cantor .... set lighting best boy
Tom Cornell .... best boy grip
Tommy Daguanno .... dolly grip
Phaedra Eason .... grip
William Eichler .... additional Steadicam operator
William Eichler .... additional camera operator
Geoff Ernst .... electrician
Kevin D. Hewitt .... steadicam & camera operator
Erik F. Hill .... electrician
Kyle Jewell .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Grg Magidow .... camera: "a" camera (as Greg Magidow)
Grg Magidow .... first assistant camera (as Greg Magidow)
Oliver Mancebo .... digital imaging technician
Phil Miller .... key grip
Trevor Rios .... camera: "a" camera
Trevor Rios .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Cedric N. Lee .... extras casting
Molly Pound .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Arble .... costumer
May Azzow .... key set costumer (as May McClurg)
Vicente Parada .... costume supervisor
Brigitta Romanov .... assistant costume designer
Couni Young .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Flavio Bidese .... mastering & deliverables
Alex Grossfeld .... post production assistant
Greg Krantz .... on-line editor
Donna Mathewson .... assistant editor
Tim Mirkovich .... additional editor
Jimi Radcliff .... post production assistant (uncredited)
Todd Zelin .... additional editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Benjamin Dresser .... location scout
Sarah Goller .... assistant location manager
David McIlroy .... location manager
Music Department
Adam Balazs .... music supervisor
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Transportation Department
Archie Bane .... driver
Linda Barnes .... driver
Darrell Foley .... driver
Craig Kirchner .... transportation captain
Raymond Landino Jr. .... driver
Dean Miller .... driver
Tom Mohan .... driver
Bill Neckrock .... driver
Robert'Bob'Rice Sr. .... driver
Todd Luckey .... production van operator (uncredited)
Other crew
Robbie Banfitch .... office production assistant
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions
Jim Davey .... production assistant
Tara Dean .... legal services: production
Roshonda M. Hayes .... second assistant accountant
Lauren Ito .... assistant: Laura Ivey
Krista Johnston .... clearance
Derek Justice .... production assistant
Christopher Loveday .... office production assistant
David Markowitz .... set medic
Lindsay Medeiros .... first assistant accountant
Nicole Oguchi .... production supervisor
Tizzie Onderko .... stand-in
Rob Pellecchia .... production counsel
Virginia Prasad .... post-production accountant
Robin Reitman .... production accountant
Rebecca Rogers .... production assistant
Jil Szewski .... production assistant
Melinda Taksen .... script supervisor
Adam Goldworm .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for graphic bloody violence, a strong sex scene including nudity, language and some drug content
90 min | Germany:105 min (European Film Market)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When Vicki and Sam are having sex, they are supposed to be nude however, there are brief glimpses of Vicki's thong, which appears and disappears in some shots.See more »
[first lines]
Mother in the Park:Alright, Josh. Time to go.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Good, but could be better., 24 August 2014
Author: Shahmeer J from Pakistan

Good movie, but not a great one. Not one of those movies that make me sit down and imagine myself in the protagonist's shoes. The first movie was thought provoking, during and after the movie. I came up with dozens of tricks and possibilities that I would have pulled off if I was in Sam's place. Revelations was thrilling and well directed, but it did not utilize the possibilities of time travel to its maximum potential, nor did it clearly display the 'butterfly effect'.

COMPARISON WITH THE FIRST MOVIE: -In the first movie Evan went back in time with a plan. However, in Revelations, Sam was clueless and clumsy every time he jumped back. There was no apparent purpose of his time travel and it would become obvious that things were not going to end in his favor. -Revelations did not have as many plot holes as the first movie. But that was only because we were not aware what Sam was doing at the time he traveled back. In the first movie, we knew exactly what Evan was doing and were familiar with the scenes.

WHAT I WANT FROM A FUTURE BUTTERFLY EFFECT MOVIE: -The original concept of time travel be kept,i.e, the protagonist can only travel back to certain life events. -The audience should be intensely familiarized with each of these events. -The time traveler experiments with his abilities to analyze and memorize every piece of information at these events. -The violence be dimmed down a bit so more people can watch it. -The time traveler THINKS BIG. It is annoying to see that such a powerful ability is used for petty issues, compared to what can actually be accomplished.

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