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War of the Worlds (2005)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 28 June 2005
In this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic, civilization is laid to ruin when a race of super aliens invades Earth.

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David Michael Latt

Writers:

H.G. Wells (novel), David Michael Latt | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... George Herbert
Rhett Giles ... Pastor Victor
Andrew Lauer ... Sgt. Kerry Williams (as Andy Lauer)
Tinarie van Wyk Loots Tinarie van Wyk Loots ... Felicity Herbert
Jake Busey ... Lt. Samuelson (as William Busey)
Dashiell Howell Dashiell Howell ... Alex Herbert (as Dash Howell)
Peter Greene ... Matt Herbert
Kim Little ... Rebecca
Edward DeRuiter ... Max (as Ed Deruiter)
Meredith Laine ... Audrey
Matthew Jaeger ... Jared
Cayman Mitchell Cayman Mitchell ... Jake
Luis de Amechazurra ... Bill
Gary Robbins Gary Robbins ... Jules
Berna Roberts ... Elaine (as Bernadette Perez)
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Storyline

The story tells of a man named George Herbert who is separated from his wife and child when a Martian invasion begins. He tries to make his way to Washington, D.C. to reunite with them as the world is torn apart. But civilization is laid to ruin when a race of super aliens ultimately invades Earth! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The Invasion Has Already Begun.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence/gore, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds See more »

Filming Locations:

Agua Dulce, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The movie, released around the same time as the Spielberg produced adaptation, generated immense interest from video rental chain Blockbuster. As a direct result the film's production company, The Asylum, began focusing on so called "Mockbusters" or movies with very similar titles and premises to big budget movies. See more »

Goofs

When Samuelson shoots Williams in the head, you can already see a black circle (bullet hole) on his forehead before Samuelson fires. See more »

Quotes

George Herbert: I'm just here to find out if there were any survivors in D.C.
Lt. Samuelson: No survivors. Everything's been wiped out. President, senators, generals, even the little fucking dish boy at the Denny's down at the Mall. Gone.
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We suggest moving, and/or staying away from pits with aliens in them. See more »

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I disagree
28 July 2005 | by Pat ConnollySee all my reviews

...with the above comment. It is WELL acted and more about the change that overcomes some of the characters because of the impending extermination. A little bit of it appears in the Tom Cruise/Tim Robbins scenes in Spielberg's version but this version is much more about the effective changes and bringing out of both human heroism and brutishness. The 1953 and the two 2005 version all have very positive things going for them and are all worthwhile films, it is fascinating viewing all three versions and making comparisons. Really touching to see Gene Barry (Clayton Forrester, the hero in the 1953 version) at the end of the Spielberg version.(Don't think that is a spoiler!)


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