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A Sound of Thunder

Dr. Travis Ryer (Edward Burns) works for Time Safari, a company that transports wealthy clients back to the Dinosaur age for hunting expeditions. When a breach in the rules causes history-changing ripples in the evolutionary process, the good doctor must work with the developer of the transport system (Catherine McCormack) to undo the deadly damage. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release: 01 Sep 2005
Video Release: 27 Mar 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

A simple intrusion on the biosphere leads to significant changes to the future in this film. What environmental decisions from the past may be presently affecting us? What kind of effect could the personal choices you are making now have on your future—physically, financially, academically etc.? Without traveling back in time, are there ways for you to undo the consequences that follow?

Dr. Rand is the scientist who develops the time travel computer. How does her intentions for the program differ from Charles Hatton’s? In what other ways can scientific discoveries be altered for more profitable or private activities?

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