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The Time Machine (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 8 March 2002 (USA)
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Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alexander Hartdegen
... David Philby
... Mrs. Watchit
... Emma
... Flower Seller
... Motorist
John W. Momrow ... Fifth Avenue Carriage Driver
... Robber
Jeffrey M. Meyer ... Central Park Carriage Driver
... Über-Morlock
... Flower Store Worker
... Jogger
... Teacher
... Vox
... Soldier #1
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Based on the classic sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells, scientist and inventor, Alexander Hartdegen, is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter - and the hunted. Written by Tim1370

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence | See all certifications »

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8 March 2002 (USA)  »

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La máquina del tiempo  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,610,437, 10 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,684,819, 19 May 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,729,176
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After the stereo-optical asks if there will be anything else, he gives his goodbye with the Vulcan hand sign for "Live long and Prosper" he exits the screen to the sound of a Star Trek Enterprise door opening. See more »

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When Mara is first shown from the back in the Morlock cage, she's nude. Then when shown from the front she's wearing her clothes. See more »

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Alexander Hartdegen: How did this happen?
Soldier #1: The moon. Come on, move it.
Alexander Hartdegen: That's impossible. What happened?
Soldier #1: What, you been living under a rock?
Alexander Hartdegen: Yes, I've been living under a rock! Now tell me...
Soldier #1: The demolitions for the lunar colony screwed up the orbit, okay? The moon's breaking up, all right? Now, come on.
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References The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) See more »

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Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Written by Maude Nugent (as Maude Nugent Jerome)
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Interesting Premise
10 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I thought it was very clever that by moving far into the future it was like moving into the past (this is a new approach in time travel movies).

However, that is really the only thing I liked about the movie. I thought the movie lacked believability, and I didn't really understand the main character's rationale for making certain decisions once he arrived where he was.

Too bad, because I had been looking forward to this movie since I found out it was being made months ago.


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