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A Sound of Thunder (2005)

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When a scientist sent back to the prehistoric era strays off the path he causes a chain of events that alters history in disastrous ways.

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Ray Bradbury (short story), Thomas Dean Donnelly (screen story) | 4 more credits »
4 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Bill Armstrong Bill Armstrong ... Ted Eckles (as William Armstrong)
Corey Johnson ... Christian Middleton
Nikita Lespinasse Nikita Lespinasse ... Newswoman on TV (as Nikita Le Spinasse)
Scott Bellefeville Scott Bellefeville ... Onlooker (as Scott Bellefeuille)
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Storyline

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 Travis notices the weather and wildlife are not behaving as usual, he consults Dr. Rand, the contractually invisible inventor of the supercomputer which controls the time travel. 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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Country:

Czech Republic | UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Som do Trovão See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,190,791, 4 September 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,891,821, 2 October 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,989,640, 13 October 2005
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Runtime:

(Cinemax)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A video game based on this movie was released for the Game Boy Advance. It also had been considerably delayed, and ended up coming out slightly before the movie, in March 2005. It was an overhead shooter with some driving stages, and included support for co-op and deathmatch multiplayer via link cable. A third-person action-adventure shooter based on The Thing (2002) engine was being developed by Computer Artworks for BAM! Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, but ended up being cancelled. Its plot differed from that of this movie: the changes in the course of evolution were not an accident, but acts of terrorism caused by a Luddite cult. The "present" time was also changed to 2038. The game was to have nine missions taking place in the past and present. Real-life bands would have been hired to provide the music. See more »

Goofs

They have the ability to time travel? So just go back a few days to when the expedition that messed everything up is being planned and tell them not to go. See more »

Quotes

Ted Eckles: It's awfully expensive...
Christian Middleton: What's the point of being rich if you don't buy things other people can't afford?
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Teen Titans Go!: Staring at the Future (2013) See more »

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Slow death of a great story
27 August 2005 | by jdvargas15See all my reviews

Another awful adaptation of a great short story, this movies had some great potential thanks to the story its based on but it took a very very wrong turn somewhere along the way. The actors don't live up to my expectations there performance is unbelievable they could have just phoned it in an saved all of us a loss of time and money..i really didn't like this movie, after the acting started to bore me to death of i thought the special effects would pay the ticket but forget it they suck most of all, a wast of a very good piece of literature..Bradbury would also say this movie really really doesn't live up to expectations for his fans

If there is any other option at the multiplex take it!!!!


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