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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.
A young man with the power to time travel attempts 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
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)
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
Benjamin Dresser .... location scout
Sarah Goller .... assistant location manager
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
David McIlroy .... location manager
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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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)
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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 »
Factual errors: The film takes place in Detroit, Michigan. Lonnie is on death row for being the "Pontiac Killer", however the State of Michigan abolished capital punishment for state crimes in 1846. Lonnie also couldn't be executed in the state even by the Federal government since a 1963 state constitution amendment also abolished federal capital punishment in the state. The last person to be executed in Michigan was in 1938 by the U.S. Government.See more »
[first lines]
Mother in the Park:Alright, Josh. Time to go.
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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A pretty decent recovery after a bad first sequel, 4 April 2010
Author: Nozz from Israel

Someone should go back in time and replace the worthless Butterfly Effect #2 with this one. Like lots of other viewers I had very low expectations, I was just a fan of the premise. But as soon as the music starts, you have to say to yourself, "Just a minute, there seem to be talented people involved here." The biggest improvement is that the hero is not a mere whiner, he's a guy with determination, he's an altruist, he's a crime-solver. That said, the actor playing him suffers from the disadvantage of a fashion-mannequin face.

As sometimes happens as a premise becomes more and more familiar to the audience, it becomes more and more commonplace in the fictional world as well. (How many people turn out to have survived the destruction of Krypton by now?) So in this movie there is an old master time-jumper who presumably has any number of disciples by now. I think a movie is stronger when the hero is alone with his superpower, but I suppose it's impossible to make a lot of such sequels with different heroes.

Others have remarked that the sex scene jumps overboard from the movie; I'd like to add that if you're keeping track of the script, you realize that the scene is important to the plot but that it is supposed to be over with very quickly; the way it goes on and on may have added commercial value but it turns a bit of the movie into nonsense.

Aside from that, thank goodness, the plot does hang together and does carry us along, the ending is solid if not entirely unpredictable, and although time-jumping seems to have become not only more commonplace but much easier than in the first film, the portrayal of a person's struggle to alter the ostensibly inevitable, and the consequences of that struggle, makes #3 a legitimate contribution to the franchise, and I'd say quite a favorable contribution. These guys are good.

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