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Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his... See more »

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Evan
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Andrea
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Kayleigh
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Lenny
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Tommy
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Evan at 13
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Kayleigh at 13 (as Irene Gorovaia)
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Lenny at 13
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Tommy at 13
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Evan at 7
Sarah Widdows ...
Kayleigh at 7
Jake Kaese ...
Lenny at 7
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Tommy at 7
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Mr. Miller
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Jason
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Mrs. Boswell
Nathaniel DeVeaux ...
Dr. Redfield (as Nathaniel Deveaux)
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Priest
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Mrs. Kagan
Ted Friend ...
Anchor
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Professor Carter
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Thumper
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Cricket
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Heidi
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Spencer
Jacqueline Stewart ...
Gwen (as Jacqueline J. Stewart)
Grant Thompson ...
Hunter
Sadie Lawrence ...
Mrs. Halpern
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Boss
Glenn Richards ...
Pinching Customer
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Theta Chi Pledge
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Senior Brother
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Karl (as Douglas H. Arthurs)
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Carlos
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Rick
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Waitress
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Orderly (as Kimani Smith)
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Sunnyvale Guard
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Teen Punk
Shelly Schiavoni ...
Mrs. Miller
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Kristen (as Brandy Heidrick)
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Madame Helga
Scott Swanson ...
Obstetrician
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Anesthesiologist
Meilani Paul ...
Gesela (as Melanie Hall)
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Gothic Co-Ed
David Cook ...
Moviegoer
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Teen Punk Girl
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Wedding Priest (as Gary Little)
J. Jackson Kocela ...
Evan at 3
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Andrea's New Husband
Riddle the Dog ...
Crockett the Dog
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Theta Chi Pledge #2 (uncredited)
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Crying Mental Patient (uncredited)
Taylor Fisher ...
Young Evan Treborn (uncredited)
Cameron K. Smith ...
Theater Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Eric Bress
J. Mackye Gruber

Written by

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J. Mackye Gruber ... (written by) &
Eric Bress ... (written by)

Produced by

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Chris Bender ... producer
Cale Boyter ... executive producer
Richard Brener ... executive producer
A.J. Dix ... producer
Toby Emmerich ... executive producer
Johnny Fountain ... associate producer
Jason Goldberg ... executive producer
David Krintzman ... executive producer
Ashton Kutcher ... executive producer
Anthony Rhulen ... producer
Lisa Richardson ... co-producer
William Shively ... executive producer
J.C. Spink ... producer (as JC Spink)

Music by

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Michael Suby

Cinematography by

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Matthew F. Leonetti ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Peter Amundson

Editorial Department

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Jill Allanson ... telecine assistant
Terra Bliss ... digital intermediate producer
Sarah Carefoot ... dailies colorist
Joseph Carson ... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Teresa Garber ... post-production executive
Jana Lynn Gold ... additional editor
Caroline Hardon ... assistant editor: Vancouver
Danya Joseph ... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Jack Lewars ... assistant color timer: Efilm
Richard Long ... assistant editor: additional photography
Kirk Moses ... assistant editor: Vancouver
Garette Ratliff Henson ... post-production assistant (as Garette Henson)
Christy Richmond ... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Hilda Saffari ... digital intermediate associate producer
Amy Tompkins ... digital intermediate editor

Casting By

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Carmen Cuba

Production Design by

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Douglas Higgins

Art Direction by

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Shannon Grover
Jeremy Stanbridge

Set Decoration by

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Sam Higgins

Costume Design by

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Carla Hetland

Makeup Department

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Angelina P. Cameron ... key hair stylist (as Angelina Cameron)
Jeannie Chow ... assistant hair stylist
Stan Edmonds ... key makeup artist
Felix Fox ... makeup effects: Schminken Studio Inc.
John L. Healy ... makeup effects: additional photography (as John Healy)
Toby Lindala ... key makeup effects: Schminken Studio Inc.
Patricia Murray ... makeup artist
Tone Rorvik ... assistant makeup artist
Lance Webb ... makeup effects: Schminken Studio Inc.
Stacey Butterworth ... wig maker (uncredited)

Production Management

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J. Daniel Dusek ... unit production manager: Monroe
Brendan Ferguson ... production manager
Claire O'Brien ... post-production supervisor
Richard Stirling ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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James Bitonti ... first assistant director: additional photography
Michael Collins ... trainee assistant director
Warren Hanna ... trainee assistant director: additional photography
Gary Hawes ... trainee assistant director
Peter D. Marshall ... first assistant director
Lori K. Peterson ... third assistant director (as Lori Peterson)
Cindy Smith ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Andrei Andrianko ... art department assistant
John Beatty ... construction foreman
Nils Blomberg ... lead carpenter
David M. Bowen ... props assistant: Monroe (as David Bowen)
Barry W. Brolly ... set dresser (as Barry Brolly)
Graham Coutts ... property master
Garth Elliott ... head greens
Kerri Elliott ... art department coordinator
Aaron Freschi ... lead dresser
Chris Gilmour ... on-set dresser: additional photography
Gillian Goodman ... assistant property master (as Gill Goodman)
Peter Grace ... construction coordinator
Eric 'Rico' Hargreaves ... on-set carpenter (as Eric Hargreaves)
Erich Hepnar ... on-set greens
Sierra Laflamme ... on-set dresser
Marko Lytviak ... head painter
Reuel Minard ... construction laborer
Ian P. OBriain ... assistant set decorator (as Ian OBriain)
Dan Petrescu ... paint foreman
D.N. Pettipas ... props buyer
Nina Polkinghorne ... assistant property master
Robert Pratt ... storyboard artist
Dean Rossmo ... construction buyer
Dena Skalin ... scenic artist
Mike Sorochuk ... lead carpenter
Tonya Soules ... set decorator buyer
Regan Steele ... set dresser
Kevin Tomecek ... construction first aid

Sound Department

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Christopher Assells ... sound effects editor (as Chris Assels)
Lon Bender ... sound designer / sound supervisor
John Bires ... sound engineer
Weldon Brown ... adr mixer
John Cannon ... assistant sound editor
Claudia Carle ... adr recordist
Zack Davis ... adr supervisor / dialogue supervisor
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer (as Bob Deschaine)
Jannene Elam ... sound assistant
Robert Hanchar ... boom operator (as Rob Hanchar)
Bill Henderson ... sound re-recording engineer
Daryl Lathrop ... adr recordist
Aaron Levy ... sound re-recordist
Michael Lyle ... foley walker
Derek Marcil ... re-recording mixer
Carey Milbradt ... foley mixer
Daryl Powell ... sound mixer
John Ross ... re-recording mixer
Geoffrey G. Rubay ... sound designer / sound supervisor
Holger M. Thiele ... sound mastering engineer: re-mix & master (credited on new digital master)
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist
Karen Vassar Triest ... sound effects editor (as Karen Vassar)
Trevor Ward ... sound consultant: Dolby
Mathew Waters ... re-recording mixer
Peter Zinda ... sound designer
Carey Milbradt ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Murray Campbell ... special effects best boy
Corbin Fox ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Kathryn Bolt ... digital compositor
Tom Bristow ... I/O and quality control
Timothy Michael Cairns ... I/O and quality control (as Tim Cairns)
Patrick Clancey ... digital opticals
Adrian Colbert ... digital colorist assist (as Adrian S. Colbert)
Michael Cooper ... vice president: business development
James Cowan ... compositor
Peter de Bay ... compositor (as Peter Debay)
Pete Dionne ... Maya artist
Christopher Edwards ... manager of operations (as Chris Edwards)
Randy Egan ... senior digital artist
Christopher Elke ... visual effects producer
Mike 'Fuzzy' Ellis ... vice president: visual effects (as Michael Ellis)
Bill Feightner ... vice president of technology
John Fukushima ... compositor (as John 'The Fook' Fukushima)
Ted Gervan ... digital effects artist
Rob Gyorgy ... digital effects artist
Jeffry Lee ... compositor
Kevin Lin ... digital cleanup artist
Ralph Maiers ... visual effects supervisor (as Ralph Maeirs)
Chad Malbon ... digital film coordinator / visual effects coordinator
Mindy Minkow ... digital intermediate associate producer
Erik Nordby ... compositor (as Erik R. Nordby)
Andrew Pascoe ... digital film technician
Sherri Potter ... senior visual effects producer
Dave Robinson ... pre-visualization artist
Lorraine Rozon ... visual effects producer
Hilda Saffari ... digital intermediate associate producer
Steven J. Scott ... digital color timer
Andy Sykes ... visual effects executive producer
Chris Taft ... I/O and quality control
Joel Tong ... compositor (as Joel 'Chainsaw' Tong)
Brian Wawzonek ... compositor
Benjamin J. Wylie ... Maya artist
Thomas Mathai ... data manager (uncredited)
Michael Shapcotte ... system administrator: Toybox (uncredited)

Stunts

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Nick Allen ... stunt double: Evan
James Bamford ... stunt coordinator / stunt guard
Dustin Brooks ... stunt double: Tommy
Laura Lee Connery ... stunts
Brent Connolly ... stunt double: Karl
Marny Eng ... stunt double
Glenn Ennis ... stunt guard
Trevor Jones ... stunt guard
Paul Lazenby ... stunt actor
Chris Sayour ... stunt double: Evan (as Christopher Sayour)
Suzi Stingl ... stunt double: Evan at 7
Marshall Virtue ... stunt double: Jason

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steven A. Adelson ... camera operator: "b" camera, Monroe
Stanka Banasova ... camera trainee
Jim Barber ... key rigging grip
Paul Bougie ... best boy electric
Paul Brebner ... second assistant camera: additional photography
Diane Broussalian ... additional second assistant camera: Monroe
John L. Brown ... dolly grip: "a" camera (as John 'JB' Brown)
Vance Burberry ... director of photography: additional photography
Peter G. Capadouca ... gaffer (as Peter Capadouca)
Chris Carlson ... lamp operator: additional photography
Murray Chysyk ... leadman electrician
John Clothier ... camera operator: "a" camera
Steve Colgrove ... grip/electric swing: Monroe (as Stephen Colgrove)
Mike Draaijers ... lamp operator: additional photography (as Myke Draaijers)
Cameron Drinkle ... video playback operator
Rod Feldmeier ... generator operator: additional photography
Nathan Funk ... grip: additional photography
Wilf Guttmann ... rigging grip (as Willfried Guttman)
Shauna Hanna ... best girl grip
Shane Harvey ... still photographer
Kevin Hemmingson ... grip: additional photography
Pierre Hubert ... dolly grip: "b" camera (as Pepe Hubert)
David Jones ... grip: additional photography
Guy LeBlanc ... lamp operator (as Guy Leblanc)
Michael LePard ... best boy electric: Monroe (as Michael Lepard)
Taylor Matheson ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Monroe
Michael McLellan ... key grip
Gregory Middleton ... director of photography: second unit (as Greg Middleton)
Randal W. Morton ... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Randy Morton)
Collen Newberry ... best girl grip: Monroe (as Colleen Newberry)
Cam North ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Kevin O'Leary ... best boy: additional photography
Glenn Parker ... still photographer
Norbert F. Quiban ... grip/electric swing: Monroe (as Norbert Quiban)
Dean Reca ... grip
Chris Rothfelder ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Miles Schick ... leadman grip
Mark Simon ... grip/electric swing: Monroe
Trig Singer ... camera operator: "b" camera
James Smith ... best boy: additional photography
Troy James Sobotka ... grip: additional photography (as Troy Sbotka)
Mike Stroman ... generator operator
Owen Taylor ... gaffer: additional photography
Max Torroba ... video playback operator
Tim Vedan ... rigging gaffer
Daniel Volonino ... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Monroe
Nick Watson ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Don Webber ... camera trainee
John Westerlaken ... key grip: additional photography
Darin Wong ... dolly grip
Darren Wong ... dolly grip: additional photography

Casting Department

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Heike Brandstatter ... casting: Canada
Doreen Ferreira ... extras casting associate
Sandra-Ken Freeman ... extras casting
Coreen Mayrs ... casting: Canada
Caitlin McKenna ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tess Brummitt ... truck costumer
Rena Campbell ... assistant costume designer
Michelle Hunter ... costumes: additional photography
Lori Kenny ... assistant costume designer (as Lori Kenney)
Lisa Kohl ... assistant costumer: Monroe unit
Cali Newcomen ... costumer
Susan O'Hara ... costume set supervisor (as Susan Bloedorn)
Sandra Watson ... costume set supervisor

Location Management

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Alan Bartolic ... location scout
Leon Thomas Braun ... location production assistant (as Leon Braun)
Ken Brooker ... assistant location manager
Andrzej Dec-Williams ... trainee assistant locations manager (as Andrew Dec)
Shawn Flynn ... location production assistant
Louisa Gradnitzer ... location manager
Lenore Nemani ... location scout
Paul Russell ... key location production assistant

Music Department

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Daniel Brown ... musician: ethnic percussion
Kotzman Cenda ... music assistant engineer (as Cenda Kotsman)
Gary Chester ... music contractor
Kevin J. Edelman ... music supervisor
Michael Farrow ... scoring mixer
Charles Fernandez ... conductor: orchestra / orchestrator
Andrew Gowan ... music coordinator (as Andy Gowan)
Richard Hardy ... musician: solo flute and clarinet
Ron Hess ... additional orchestrations
Howard Karp ... composer: additional music
Pavel Pranil ... concert master (as Pavel Prantl)
Joel J. Richard ... additional programmer
Brian Richards ... music editor
Geoff Robbins ... musician: drums and percussion
Adam Sanborne ... assistant to composer
Steve Schemerhorn ... music engineer
Mark Skillingberg ... assistant music editor
Michael Suby ... orchestrator

Transportation Department

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Dave Ash ... driver: hair/makeup truck
Harley Ashwin ... driver: fuel truck
Thomas Dwyer ... driver: starwagon (as Tom Dwyer)
Steve Ellis ... transportation captain
Tom Evans ... driver: cable truck
Jim Forrest ... driver: electric truck
Ron Gadoury ... driver: set decorator
Charles Lee Howard ... driver: Monroe unit
Oscar Lucchetta ... driver: honeywagon (as Oscar Luccetta)
Joel McCarthy ... driver: Monroe unit
Jon McCarthy ... transportation coordinator: Monroe unit
Rick McLennan ... driver: electrics 40' truck, additional photography
Gaetan Morin ... driver: set decorator, additional photography
Ryan Moroz ... transportation captain
Red Murphy ... driver: cast
Chris Orton ... driver: grip truck
Rod Patten ... transportation coordinator
Mark Pawlitsky ... driver: cast
William Powell ... driver: Monroe unit
Erik Strandgaard ... driver: cast
Chad Urquhart ... driver: camera truck
Clint Wheeler ... driver: construction truck

Other crew

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Kelly Alfaro ... catering assistant: Monroe unit
Paula Andrew ... caterer: Carmela's Ristorante, Monroe unit
Holly Atchison ... script supervisor: second unit
Tammy Baer ... stand-in
Betty Bennett ... script supervisor: Monroe unit
Dave Bennett ... completion bond
Morris Chapdelaine ... stand-in (as Morris Chapdelain)
Samantha Crew ... stand-in
Gloria Davies ... unit publicist
Ian Doig ... on-set wrangler: Creative Animal Talent
Mike Doiron ... production assistant
Mark Dumas ... animal trainer: Creative Animal Talent
Cathryn Eilertson ... assistant chef (as Catherine Eilertsen)
Jim Evans ... officer: Monroe Correctional Complex
Kathleen Feeney ... assistant: Ashton Kutcher (as Kate Feeney)
Patrick Glebe ... associate superintendent: Monroe Correctional Complex
Carl Gruell ... production office assistant
In Kim Hoo ... assistant: AJ Dix & Anthony Rhulen (as Hoo In Kim)
Shannon Hudgens ... production assistant: Monroe unit
Natalie Kavanagh ... intern: FilmEngine
Jenny King ... craft service: Monroe unit / first aid: Monroe unit
Julie Elizabeth Knell ... production assistant: Monroe unit (as Julie Michaels)
Leslie Knoll ... accounting clerk
David Kreger ... chef assistant
Shelley Kreutz ... production assistant
Yale Kussin ... assistant production coordinator
Susan Lambie ... script supervisor
Katy Lew ... assistant: Lisa Richardson
Toby Lindala ... puppeteer
Grant Lutz ... production assistant
Eric Lyde-Stad ... chef (as Eric Lyde-Srad)
Grace MacLeod ... on-set wrangler: Creative Animal Talent (as Grace McLeod)
Chris McFarlane ... production assistant
Nicole McKay ... extras wrangler
Tyler Mitchell ... vice president of production
Eva Morgan ... production coordinator: additional photography
Tracey Motherwell ... security captain
Don Munro ... on-set tutor
Ian Petrie ... craft service / first aid
Elysia Bliss Pyne ... production assistant
Bruce Ramsey ... officer: Monroe Correctional Complex
Joshua Ravetch ... production resources
Ross Redhead ... assistant: Lisa Richardson
Joel J. Richard ... midi preparations
Matt Riley ... stand-in
Al Robertson ... extras craft service
Darren Robertson ... playback coordinator
Jennifer Roe Emery ... production coordinator
Brian Spink ... assistant: Chris Bender
Suzi Stingl ... stand-in
Laura Summer ... additional voices
Jodie Taggart ... product placement coordinator
Greg Trattner ... completion bond
Lee Tucker ... preview technical supervisor
Carol Urquhart ... assistant accountant
Debbie Van Dusen ... assistant accountant
Suzanne Michelle Violette ... catering assistant: Monroe unit
Beverly Wiens ... production accountant
Roger Williams ... EPK/BTS: Inspired Image Picture Company
Terence Chase ... security (uncredited)
Ellyn Exley ... assistant to Erik Holmberg (uncredited)

Thanks

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Carolyn Blackwood ... the film-makers wish to extend their personal thanks
Nicole Dix ... the film-makers wish to extend their personal thanks
Kristi Dyer ... the film-makers wish to extend their personal thanks
Rachel Flanagan ... the film-makers wish to extend their personal thanks (as Rachael Flanagan)
Charlie Gogolak ... the film-makers wish to extend their personal thanks
Amanda Moses ... in memory of
Craig Perry ... the film-makers wish to extend their personal thanks
Matthew C. Thompson ... the film-makers wish to extend their personal thanks
Jake Weiner ... the film-makers wish to extend their personal thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Evan Treborn grows up in a small town with his single, working mother and his friends. He suffers from memory blackouts where he suddenly finds himself somewhere else, confused. Evan's friends and mother hardly believe him, thinking he makes it up just to get out of trouble. As Evan grows up he has fewer of these blackouts until he seems to have recovered. Since the age of seven he has written a diary of his blackout moments so he can remember what happens. One day at college he starts to read one of his old diaries, and suddenly a flashback hits him like a brick! Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Change one thing, Change everything. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'effet papillon (Canada, French title)
  • L'effet papillon (France)
  • Butterfly Effect (Germany)
  • El efecto mariposa (Spain)
  • Pillangó-hatás (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Box Office

Budget $13,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $17,065,227, 25 Jan 2004
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $38,122,165

Did You Know?

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Trivia All of the prison scenes were filmed in a real prison (Washington State) with real prisoners. See more »
Goofs When Evan comforts his mother outside of the Psychic's building, she confesses that she had 2 stillbirths before Evan was born, and she refers to Evan as her miracle baby. When Evan is strangling himself in his mother's womb, we hear her say that she had 3 stillbirths before he was born, and she again refers to him as her miracle baby. This is not a flashback, but rather a deliberate change explained by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Grueber. It is implied that the two previous miscarriages before Evan went through the same journey, and that Andrea is saying this to her new (future) child - a girl, who has broken the family "curse". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010). See more »
Soundtracks When Animals Attack See more »
Crazy Credits The title, "The Butterfly Effect," is superimposed over a depiction of a butterfly beating its wings, which is itself superimposed upon an X-ray profile of a human brain. See more »
Quotes Jason Treborn: You can't change who people are without destroying who they were.
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