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A Sound of Thunder Details


A seemingly insignificant act may cause the fabric of history to unravel in this sci-fi adventure. Charles Hatton (Ben Kingsley) owns and operates a successful firm known as Time Safari. Thanks to time travel technology developed by Hatton's employee Sonia Rand (Catherine McCormack), Time Safari allows big game hunters to journey back to prehistoric days and shoot living, breathing dinosaurs. Rand picks out the dinosaur in question, who is soon to die, and creates a floating walkway for the hunters, so the impact of their presence will not be felt by the land around them. But on one expedition, things go horribly wrong when a nervous hunter steps off the walkway and crushes a butterfly, a tiny act that proves to have massive consequences over the course of several million years. As the earth's climate and animal life begin to mutate due to this shift in natural history, Time Safari's leading hunting guide, Travis Ryer (Edward Burns), works beside Rand in a desperate attempt to halt the "ripples of time" before modern civilization completely collapses. A Sound of Thunder was based on a classic short story by pioneering science fiction author Ray Bradbury. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 2, 2005


Edward Burns
as Travis Ryer
Catherine McCormack
as Sonia Rand
Ben Kingsley
as Charles Hatton
Jemima Rooper
as Jenny Krase
David Oyelowo
as Tech Officer Payne
Wilifried Hochholdinger
as Dr. Andrew Lucas
August Zirner
as Clay Derris
Corey Johnson
as Christian Middleton


Peter Hyams
Karen Baldwin
Moshe Diamant
Howard Baldwin
Joshua Oppenheimer
Joshua Oppenheimer
Screen Story
Gregory Poirier
Thomas Dean Donnelly
Thomas Dean Donnelly
Screen Story
Peter Hyams
Nick Glennie-Smith
Composer (Music Score)
Sylvie Landra
Richard Holland
Production Designer
Keith Pain
Art Director
Frank Hübner
Jan Fantl
John Hardy
Executive Producer
Elie Samaha
Executive Producer
Rick Nathanson
Executive Producer
Jörg Westerkamp
Executive Producer
Breck Eisner
Executive Producer
William J. Immerman
Executive Producer
Romana Cisarova
Executive Producer
Richard Roberts
Set Decorator
Esther Walz
Costume Designer
Manfred Banach
Sound/Sound Designer
Jessica Horvathova
Ray Bradbury
Short Story Author
Guy J. Louthan
Line Producer
Joss Williams
Special Effects Supervisor
George Merkert
Visual Effects Producer