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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 28 May 2004 (USA)
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Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Writers:

Roland Emmerich (story), Roland Emmerich (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Jack Hall
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Sam Hall
Emmy Rossum ... Laura Chapman
Dash Mihok ... Jason Evans
Jay O. Sanders ... Frank Harris
Sela Ward ... Dr. Lucy Hall
Austin Nichols ... J.D.
Arjay Smith ... Brian Parks
Tamlyn Tomita ... Janet Tokada
Sasha Roiz ... Parker
Ian Holm ... Terry Rapson
Nassim Sharara Nassim Sharara ... Saudi Delegate
Carl Alacchi ... Venezuelan Delegate
Kenneth Welsh ... Vice President Becker
Michel 'Gish' Abou-Samah ... Saudi Translator (as Michael A. Samah)
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Storyline

As Paleoclimatologist Jack Hall is in Antartica, he discovers that a huge ice sheet has sheared off. But what he does not know is that this event will trigger a massive climate shift that will affect the world population. Meanwhile, his son Sam is with friends in New York City to attend an event. There, they discover that it has been raining non-stop for the past three days, and after a series of weather-related disasters begin to occur all over the world, everybody realizes the world is about to enter a new Ice Age and the world population begins trying to evacuate to the warmer climates of the south. Jack makes a daring attempt to rescue his son and his friends who are stuck in New York City and who have managed to survive not only a massive wave but also freezing cold temperatures that could possibly kill them. Written by John Wiggins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

10,000 years ago, one storm changed the face of our planet. On May 28, It will happen again. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense situations of peril | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Nine special effects houses worked on this movie for over a year. See more »

Goofs

When Frank is hanging from the roof of the supermarket, you can see that Jason's hand is bleeding. In subsequent shots, there is no blood and no bandage. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank Harris: See how it's done?
Jason Evans: Yeah, I think I got the hang of it.
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Crazy Credits

The Fox logo before the credits has a storm in the background. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.5 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
Written by Boy George (as George O'Dowd), Jon Moss, Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig) and Roy Hay
Performed by Culture Club
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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ALL TIME FAVE DISASTER MOVIE.
30 March 2019 | by andrewchristianjrSee all my reviews

I don't get it why this film just got 6.4, maann the visual effect alone was amazing. The tension is so high especially the new york scene. Maybe the science isnt accurate but I found this film is very entertaining. I watched this when I was 9 or 10 yo, now I'm 24 and this film still my fave disaster movie. The tsunami, tornado etc was perfect. Good job for the writers, director, producer especially the cast.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

28 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tomorrow See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,743,584, 30 May 2004

Gross USA:

$186,740,799

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$552,639,571
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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