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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

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On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

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Eric Brevig

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Michael D. Weiss (screenplay) (as Michael Weiss), Jennifer Flackett (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brendan Fraser ... Trevor Anderson
Josh Hutcherson ... Sean Anderson
Anita Briem ... Hannah Ásgeirsson
Seth Meyers ... Professor Alan Kitzens
Jean Michel Paré ... Max Anderson
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Elizabeth
Frank Fontaine ... Old Man
Giancarlo Caltabiano Giancarlo Caltabiano ... Leonard
Kaniehtiio Horn ... Gum-Chewing Girl
Garth Gilker ... Sigurbjörn Ásgeirsson
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Storyline

Professor Trevor Anderson receives his teenager nephew Sean Anderson. He will spend ten days with his uncle while his mother, Elizabeth, prepares to move to Canada. She gives a box to Trevor that belonged to his missing brother, Max, and Trevor find a book with references to the last journey of his brother. He decides to follow the steps of Max with Sean and they travel to Iceland, where they meet the guide Hannah Ásgeirsson. While climbing a mountain, there is a thunderstorm and they protect themselves in a cave. However, lightening collapses the entrance and the trio is trapped in the cave. They seek an exit and fall in a hole, discovering a lost world in the center of the Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Same Planet. Different World.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for intense adventure action and some scary moments | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Icelandic | Italian

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,018,141, 13 July 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,704,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$241,995,151
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Anita Briem was born in Reykjavik. Coincidentally, Sean and Trevor pass this place in the car when they're driving to the institute. See more »

Goofs

A diesel generator that was abandoned 60 years ago would not start by simply pushing the starter button; the batteries would be totally dead. See more »

Quotes

Trevor: Max was right. He was right!
Trevor: [shouting] Max! Was! Right! Ha ha!
Trevor: [to Sean] Your dad was right. He was right.
Sean: [to Hannah] Hannah, your dad was right too.
Trevor: They both believed in something that everyone told them was impossible. He was right!
Trevor: [echoing] He was right!
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Crazy Credits

As the credits are rolling a stick of dynamite with a burning fuse sometimes falls past them. In the 3D version, it is sometimes in the background and sometimes the foreground. When the credits end the dynamite explodes. See more »

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Soundtracks

Journey Theme
Composed By Andrew Lockington
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User Reviews

 
Great Happy Fun Movie! (No need for 3D at all)
24 June 2012 | by Luke ReevesSee all my reviews

Well I read a lot of the reviews on here for this film and I was shocked to see how negative they are. It made me be bothered to create an account to add my review.

I was expecting nothing, especially after seeing the sequel first. However this film was a great experience. I wish they had used the same actors for the sequel.

Yes the film is a cliché but do not let that worry you. For it's all the good things you like about fun family films you have seen before, put into one film.

If you have a good/kind heart and fancy a change from normal adult films, this film should be for you!!! Sit back and relax, put your feet up and just escape to a wonderful world of fun, (with or without the kids, he-he.) :D


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