• A Sound of Thunder (2005)

A Sound of Thunder

Release Date: September 2nd, 2005

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2006

PG-13 |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

In the year 2055, greedy entrepreneur Charles Hatton (Ben Kingsley) makes a fortune with his company, Time Safari Inc., which allows millionaires to travel back to the prehistoric era to hunt dinosaurs. Strict regulations are in place so that the present is not altered. But, during one time-travel safari, a hunter steps on a butterfly and unleashes a drastic ripple effect through time. Now researcher Dr. Travis Ryer (Edward Burns) must travel back to prevent the source of the disruption.

Cast: Edward Burns, Catherine McCormack, Ben Kingsley, David Oyelowo, Wilfried Hochholdinger, August Zirner, Corey Johnson, Armin Rohde

Director: Peter Hyams

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: Dante Entertainment, Forge, Franchise Pictures, Warner Brothers, Crusader Entertainment LLC

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Transformation , Gripping , Rescue , Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A gloriously lead-footed excursion into time travel with all the accoutrements of 1950s science fiction: an absurd plot, cliched characters, corny effects and a race against time to save mankind. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    An old formula made fresh. show more

  • 63
    Chris KaltenbachBaltimore Sun

    Retro in a refreshing sort of way, a return to those sci-fi films of the 1950s, filled with cheesy special effects and over-the-top acting, but with a gem of an idea at its core, and all done with just enough wit and inventiveness to keep audiences in the cheap seats happy. show more

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