The Butterfly Effect

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

Directed by: Eric Bress J. Mackye Gruber Susan Lambie Betty Bennett Peter D. Marshall Cindy Smith Lori K. Peterson
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller,
Production Company: FilmEngine, Katalyst Films, BenderSpink, New Line Cinema,

The Butterfly Effect - Such minor changes, such huge consequences. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 22-01-2004
  • Runtime: 113 Minutes
  • Popularity: 16.52
  • Vote Count: 5,065
  • IMDB Rating: 7.5
  • Budget: USD 13,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 96,060,858
  • Region: Canada ( CA ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A






Photo Name Character
Ashton Kutcher - Azwaad Movie Database Ashton Kutcher Evan Treborn
Melora Walters - Azwaad Movie Database Melora Walters Andrea Treborn
Amy Smart - Azwaad Movie Database Amy Smart Kayleigh Miller
Elden Henson - Azwaad Movie Database Elden Henson Lenny Kagan
William Lee Scott - Azwaad Movie Database William Lee Scott Tommy Miller
Eric Stoltz - Azwaad Movie Database Eric Stoltz George Miller
Logan Lerman - Azwaad Movie Database Logan Lerman Evan Treborn age 7
Ethan Suplee - Azwaad Movie Database Ethan Suplee Thumper
Callum Keith Rennie - Azwaad Movie Database Callum Keith Rennie Jason Treborn
Nathaniel DeVeaux - Azwaad Movie Database Nathaniel DeVeaux Dr. Redfield
Photo Name Department
Chris Bender-Production Chris Bender Production (Producer)
Matthew F. Leonetti-Camera Matthew F. Leonetti Camera (Director of Photography)
Heike Brandstatter-Production Heike Brandstatter Production (Casting)
Coreen Mayrs-Production Coreen Mayrs Production (Casting)
John Ross-Sound John Ross Sound (Sound Re-Recording Mixer)
Robert Deschaine-Sound Robert Deschaine Sound (ADR Mixer)
Tami Treadwell-Sound Tami Treadwell Sound (ADR Recordist)
Peter Amundson-Editing Peter Amundson Editing (Editor)
Christopher Assells-Sound Christopher Assells Sound (Sound Effects Editor)
Douglas Higgins-Art Douglas Higgins Art (Production Design)

See Full Cast & Crew of The Butterfly Effect


John Chard

You can't change who people are without destroying who they were. The Butterfly Effect - Directors Cut The Butterfly Effect is directed by Eric Bress and Bress co-writes the screenplay with J. Mackye Gruber. It stars Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart, Elden Henson, William Lee Scott, Eric Stoltz and Ethan Suplee. Music is by Michael Suby and cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti. The title refers to the butterfly effect, the chaos theory of a popular hypothetical situation that illustrates how small initial differences may lead to large unforeseen consequences over time. The plot pitches Kutcher as Evan Treborn who suffers blackouts during critical mments in his life. When older he finds that through reading the journals he has written since a child, that he can go back in time to the significant events and change what happens. Unfortunately each time he does it comes at a great cost... It was mercilessly kicked by the pro critics upon release, not helped by coming at a time when Kucher was something of a kicking post to critics. To compound the misery for the makers, they released a theatrical cut that featured a quite apalling ending. Inspite of these trevails at the time of release, the pic made a pot load of cash at the box office. Once the Directors Cut surfaced, with a key scene added to cement the different - quality - ending, time has seen the stock of the pic rise considerably. So much so that it currently sits at a 7.6 rating on IMDb and a 75% rating on TMDB, wile there are some critics who have come out and admitted they were too quick to judge the first release back in 2004. What we have is a time travelling corkscrew narrative that is immensely sombre in telling how ones actions can have far-reaching consequences. It's a compelling and often thrilling picture, one that can spark hearty debate about the thematics at work - notably we the audience being forced to contemplate our own actions in life. The pic demands the utmost attention, switching off for a few minutes is a definite no no. Some scenes linger long in the memory as we trawl through the evil that kids and men do, right up to the unforgettable finale. There's plot and logic holes, that are small irritants, and even though this definitely could have been better cast with more senior actors, none of the youthful cast members hurt the picture. It packs a punch, that is on proviso you only see the directors cut. 7.5/10

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