4.2/10
18,624
313 user 117 critic

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

Trailer
0:31 | Trailer
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 »
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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)
Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Deep within a forest on the U.S.-Canadian border, two sworn enemies must work together to escape a ruthless drug cartel hell-bent on retrieving a drug shipment which went missing there.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Orlando Jones
The Musketeer (2001)
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Alexander Dumas' novel is updated with an eastern influence as D'Artagnan attempts to join the king's elite guards, the Royal Musketeers, and find the man who killed his parents.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Justin Chambers, Catherine Deneuve, Mena Suvari
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas
The Relic (1997)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt
Timecop (1994)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver
Our Time (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A student of Penfield girls school falls in love with a male student in 1955. They are deeply in love but meet difficulties and disapproval on every corner.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Pamela Sue Martin, Betsy Slade, Parker Stevenson
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto
Rolling Man (TV Movie 1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

During the 1970s, a tow-truck driver serves 4 years in prison and upon release he tries to find his 2 motherless children and to put his life back together.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Dennis Weaver, Don Stroud, Donna Mills
Busting (1974)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Defying orders to lay-off the case, two Los Angeles vice-squad cops go after a local mobster and use unorthodox methods to achieve results.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Elliott Gould, Robert Blake, Allen Garfield
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer who nearly killed them in the past.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer
Peeper (1975)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In 1947, a smart-mouthed Brit working in L.A. as a private eye (or peeper) is on a case to find the long lost daughter of a shady client pursued by two dangerous goons. The case leads him to a rich oddball Beverly Hills family.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Michael Caine, Natalie Wood, Kitty Winn
A Sound of Thunder (Video 2020)
Short | Comedy
Director: Taylor Thornton
Stars: Taylor Thornton, J.P. Ackels
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some rules should never be broken. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

When the main characters step out of the building and you see the "futuristic" traffic for the first time in the background, it is a loop and you see the same three vehicles pass by twice. See more »

Quotes

Travis Ryer: [to Sonia] I thought I recognized your voice. You sound just like TAMI. Although she's a little nicer.
See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Get Carter (2010) See more »

User Reviews

 
If a butterfly could kill, it would
1 September 2005 | by the-movie-guySee all my reviews

(Synopsis) In the year 2055, the rich are able to travel back in time and hunt a live dinosaur for a huge price. Sonia Rand (Catherine McCormack) has developed a machine that can take people back in time. Charles Hatton (Ben Kingsley) has taken this technology and opened a business know as Time Safari. Anyone with the money can travel back millions of years and shoot a dinosaur. Dr. Travis Ryer (Edward Burns) leads his team together with the big game hunter on a floating walkway to a spot where they can kill the dinosaur. The trip protocol is that they must stay on the walkway and not disturb the land or anything creature around them. Unfortunately for the human race, one hunter steps on and kills a butterfly. This insignificant act causes major impacts to the earth's climate and creates new species of animal life. The course of evolution as we know it is now being changed by time waves. Travis and Sonia try to stop the changing process before it becomes permanent, and man becomes extinct.

(Comment) The movie was a little slow and the concept of going back in time and changing things was a little overdone. The death of a single butterfly causing the tremendous changes in the world's atmosphere and evolution is simply ridiculous. They changed the skyline of Chicago to look modern, but the new cars of the future were silly looking. You can wait to see this fantasy on DVD. (Warner Brothers Pictures, Run time 1:43, Rated PG-13)(4/10)


8 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 313 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

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 »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Cinemax)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed