A single mistake in the past, by a time travel company in the future, has devastating and unforeseen consequences.

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Ray Bradbury (short story), Thomas Dean Donnelly (screen story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armin Rohde ... John Wallenbeck (as Armin Rhode)
Heike Makatsch ... Alicia Wallenbeck
Jemima Rooper ... Jenny Krase
David Oyelowo ... Payne
Wilfried Hochholdinger ... Dr. Lucas
Edward Burns ... Travis Ryer
August Zirner ... Clay Derris
Ben Kingsley ... Charles Hatton (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
Catherine McCormack ... Sonia Rand
Alvin Van Der Kuech Alvin Van Der Kuech ... Young Technician
Andrew Blanchard Andrew Blanchard ... George the Doorman
William Armstrong William Armstrong ... Ted Eckles
Corey Johnson ... Christian Middleton
Nikita Lespinasse Nikita Lespinasse ... Newswoman on TV (as Nikita Le Spinasse)
Scott Bellefeville ... Onlooker (as Scott Bellefeuille)
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Storyline

Chicago, 2055. Charles Hatton has made a fortune by founding 'Time safari', which offers rich 'big game hunters' short time travels to kill off dinosaurs just before their natural death. When scientist Travis Ryer notices the weather and wildlife are not behaving as usual, he consults Dr. Sonia Rand, the contractually invisible inventor of the supercomputer which controls time. They soon face 'time waves', each worsening the effects in 2055 of evolutionary distortions, lower lifeforms first. They attempt to identify and rectify the past alteration, but each attempt gets harder in their distorted present. Written by KGF Vissers

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Evolve or die. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One major reason for this movie's long delay is that the original production company went bankrupt during post-production, and there simply wasn't money to finish the movie. See more »

Goofs

The film is excessively loose with its requirements for what constitutes a time altering event. For instance, any sound made by bullets fired, voices, footsteps, etc. would cause surrounding wildlife to react in a manner drastically different than if the alien noises had never been created. Furthermore, the presence of both the temporal pathway and the people walking upon it would divert wildlife from what would have been their original movements, causing drastically different outcomes for said creatures. See more »

Quotes

Alicia Wallenbeck: The doorman let me in. Told him I was your cousin from St. Louis.
Travis Ryer: I always did like Aunt Martha.
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Crazy Credits

Opening Card: In the year 2055, A new technology was invented that could change the world... or destroy it. a man named Charles Hatton used it to make money. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the Dutch DVD release the aspect ratio was changed from 2,35:1 to 1,78:1. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #35.8 (2006) See more »

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30 December 2005 | by knight_armourSee all my reviews

I heard the special effects in this movie was nothing to crow about. What I heard was right. While the dinosaur(s) - I'm not sure if plurality is warranted here - looked rather poorly modeled, the other creatures in the movie were passable. The story had so much potential but a rather poor script and lack of funding (I guess) ruined it. Despite all that, whatever remained was enough to carry me through the 95 minutes this movie ran. Ben Kingsley's talents were rather wasted, in my opinion. Overall, it starts off slow but picks up somewhere in the middle and keeps you interested if you are not the nitpicking type. Perhaps a better version or a similar story to it (with a bigger budget) will be released in the future.


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Country:

Czech Republic | UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sound of Thunder See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$917,398, 4 September 2005

Gross USA:

$1,900,451

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,665,465
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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