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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

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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

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:

$542,771,772
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Roland Emmerich confided that the Statue of Liberty would be turned over by the force of the massive amount of water flowing around it, but said he wanted to create a symbol of American values that stood up to the forces. See more »

Goofs

The tail rotor on one helicopter is shown in close-up stopping while in flight. A second later, we see a wide shot and all three of the helicopters have their tail rotors turning. Additionally, the tail rotor is mechanically linked to the transmission, which is linked to the main rotor. The tail rotor will always turn when the main rotor is turning. 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 »

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Karma
Written and Performed by Emanuele Arnone (as Fungone)
Courtesy of Compression Records/Magelic Productions Inc.
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Come on people.
18 November 2019 | by acedjSee all my reviews

How many times do I need to read other's reviews on disaster films before I remember most people on here writing these think they are actual film critics? It is a disaster movie. Yes, the science is terrible. Yes the coincidences are fantastical. If you watch these for ground breaking stories with rich plots, or for an Oscar worthy performance by one of the actors, then you are watching these for the wrong damn reasons. This movie shows a future where due to the rise in global temperatures, a modern ice age is triggered. How it is ushered in is by these violent, giant hurricane-like storms that cause flash freezing, and bring in a myriad of disasters with them. These include tsunamis and blizzards that drop so many feet of snow that people are walking level with the signs on the interstate that you would normally drive under. It also tries to throw in a lot of relatable human elements, such as the struggle of a man that is an absentee parent because of his job, trying to connect with his son, a lonely boy dying of cancer, and just the human death that this kind of disaster would bring. Do not watch this for the science, though I do feel that they had the causation of another ice age correct. Do not watch this for deep plot. Watch this for the enjoyable ride on which it takes you.


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