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.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Evan Treborn: Ashton Kutcher
  • Kayleigh Miller: Amy Smart
  • George Miller: Eric Stoltz
  • Andrea Treborn: Melora Walters
  • Thumper: Ethan Suplee
  • Tommy Miller: William Lee Scott
  • Lenny Kagan: Elden Henson
  • Evan Treborn age 7: Logan Lerman
  • Evan Treborn age 13: John Patrick Amedori
  • Kayleigh age 13: Irina Gorovaia
  • Lenny age 13: Kevin Schmidt
  • Tommy age 13: Jesse James
  • Dr. Redfield: Nathaniel DeVeaux
  • Carlos: Kevin Durand
  • Jason Treborn: Callum Keith Rennie
  • Tommy age 7: Cameron Bright
  • Mrs. Boswell: Lorena Gale
  • Mrs. Kagan: Kendall Cross
  • Priest: John Tierney
  • Anchor: Ted Friend
  • Professor Carter: John B. Lowe
  • Cricket: Camille Sullivan
  • Heidi: Tara Wilson
  • Spencer: Jesse Hutch
  • Boss: Bill Croft
  • Anesthesiologist: Kevan Ohtsji
  • Senior Brother: Daniel Spink
  • Hunter: Grant Thompson
  • Gesela: Melanie Hall

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Chris Bender
  • Director of Photography: Matthew F. Leonetti
  • Casting: Heike Brandstatter
  • Casting: Coreen Mayrs
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: John Ross
  • ADR Mixer: Robert Deschaine
  • ADR Recordist: Tami Treadwell
  • Editor: Peter Amundson
  • Sound Effects Editor: Christopher Assells
  • Production Design: Douglas Higgins
  • Sound Supervisor: Lon Bender
  • Executive Producer: Cale Boyter
  • Director: Eric Bress
  • Director: J. Mackye Gruber
  • Executive Producer: Ashton Kutcher
  • Producer: A.J. Dix
  • Producer: J.C. Spink
  • Producer: Anthony Rhulen
  • Original Music Composer: Michael Suby
  • Assistant Editor: Kirk Moses
  • Executive Producer: Toby Emmerich
  • Costume Design: Carla Hetland
  • Art Direction: Jeremy Stanbridge
  • Casting: Carmen Cuba
  • Stunt Coordinator: James Bamford
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Corbin Fox
  • Executive Producer: Richard Brener
  • ADR Voice Casting: Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson
  • Assistant Property Master: Gillian Goodman
  • Additional Photography: Vance Burberry
  • Executive Producer: Jason Goldberg
  • Post Production Assistant: Garette Ratliff Henson
  • Co-Producer: Lisa Richardson
  • Executive Producer: William Shively
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Gregory Middleton
  • Key Makeup Artist: Stan Edmonds
  • Still Photographer: Shane Harvey
  • Production Manager: Brendan Ferguson
  • Associate Producer: Johnny Fountain
  • Executive Producer: David Krintzman
  • Transportation Coordinator: Rod Patten
  • Gaffer: Peter G. Capadouca
  • Camera Operator: Steven A. Adelson
  • Costume Set Supervisor: Susan O’Hara
  • Art Direction: Shannon Grover
  • Set Decoration: Sam Higgins
  • Property Master: Graham Coutts
  • Set Decoration Buyer: Tonya Soules
  • Construction Coordinator: Peter Grace
  • Digital Intermediate: Hilda Saffari
  • Sound Effects Editor: Karen Vassar Triest
  • Visual Effects Producer: Lorraine Rozon
  • Visual Effects Producer: Christopher Elke
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Ralph Maiers
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Chad Malbon
  • Camera Operator: Trig Singer
  • Camera Operator: John Clothier
  • Script Supervisor: Susan Lambie
  • Extras Casting: Sandra-Ken Freeman
  • Construction Foreman: John Beatty
  • Wigmaker: Stacey Butterworth
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Mathew Waters
  • Music Editor: Brian Richards
  • Art Department Assistant: Andrei Andrianko
  • ADR Supervisor: Zack Davis
  • Key Hair Stylist: Angelina P. Cameron
  • Makeup Effects: Toby Lindala
  • Art Department Coordinator: Kerri Elliott
  • Scenic Artist: Dena Skalin
  • Greensman: Garth Elliott
  • Sound Supervisor: Geoffrey G. Rubay
  • Sound Designer: Peter Zinda
  • Dolby Consultant: Trevor Ward
  • Visual Effects Producer: Sherri Potter
  • Still Photographer: Glenn Parker
  • Digital Intermediate Editor: Amy Tompkins
  • Script Supervisor: Betty Bennett
  • Location Manager: Louisa Gradnitzer
  • Unit Publicist: Gloria Davies
  • Costumer: Cali Newcomen
  • Truck Costumer: Tess Brummitt
  • Assistant Editor: Caroline Hardon
  • Music Supervisor: Kevin J. Edelman
  • Sound Engineer: John Bires
  • First Assistant “B” Camera: Taylor Matheson
  • Technical Supervisor: Lee Tucker
  • Foley Mixer: Carey Milbradt
  • Scoring Mixer: Michael Farrow
  • First Assistant “A” Camera: Cam North
  • Music Coordinator: Andrew Gowan
  • Production Coordinator: Eva Morgan
  • Digital Color Timer: Steven J. Scott
  • Stunts: Laura Lee Connery
  • Location Scout: Alan Bartolic
  • Painter: Dan Petrescu
  • Key Grip: Michael McLellan
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Rena Campbell
  • Hairstylist: Jeannie Chow
  • Set Dresser: Barry W. Brolly
  • Carpenter: Nils Blomberg
  • Chef: Erik Lydestad
  • Driver: Dave Ash
  • Post Production Supervisor: Claire O’Brien
  • Production Office Assistant: Carl Gruell
  • Security: Tracey Motherwell
  • Stand In: Tammy Baer
  • Telecine Colorist: Jill Allanson
  • Transportation Captain: Steve Ellis
  • Unit Production Manager: J. Daniel Dusek
  • Best Boy Electric: Paul Bougie
  • Electrician: Murray Chysyk
  • Rigging Gaffer: Tim Vedan
  • Key Rigging Grip: Jim Barber
  • Casting Associate: Doreen Ferreira
  • Executive In Charge Of Production: Richard Stirling
  • Production Accountant: Beverly Wiens
  • Boom Operator: Robert Hanchar
  • Sound Mixer: Daryl Powell
  • Digital Compositors: Kathryn Bolt
  • I/O Supervisor: Tom Bristow
  • Manager of Operations: Christopher Edwards
  • Stunt Double: Nick Allen
  • Assistant Editor: Joseph Carson
  • First Assistant Director: Peter D. Marshall
  • Additional Editor: Jana Lynn Gold
  • Assistant Sound Editor: John Cannon
  • Dolly Grip: Darin Wong
  • Dolly Grip: John L. Brown
  • Grip: Dean Reca
  • In Memory Of: Amanda Moses
  • Second Assistant Director: Cindy Smith
  • Third Assistant Director: Lori K. Peterson
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Yale Kussin
  • Musician: Daniel Brown
  • Special Effects Best Boy: Murray Campbell
  • Assistant Location Manager: Ken Brooker
  • Assistant Editor: Christy Richmond
  • ADR Recordist: Daryl Lathrop
  • ADR Recordist: Claudia Carle
  • ADR Mixer: Weldon Brown
  • Production Assistant: Mike Doiron
  • Production Assistant: Grant Lutz
  • Second Assistant “A” Camera: Randal W. Morton
  • Playback Coordinator: Darren Robertson
  • Digital Intermediate Producer: Terra Bliss
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Tone Rorvik
  • Construction Buyer: Dean Rossmo
  • Storyboard Artist: Robert Pratt
  • Sound Assistant: Jannene Elam
  • Additional Second Assistant Camera: Diane Broussalian
  • Camera Trainee: Stanka Banasova
  • Digital Colorist: Adrian Colbert
  • Location Production Assistant: Leon Thomas Braun
  • Conductor: Charles Fernandez
  • Assistant Accountant: Carol Urquhart
  • Assistant Chef: Cathryn Eilertson
  • Catering: Kelly Alfaro
  • Generator Operator: Rod Feldmeier
  • Rigging Grip: Wilf Guttmann
  • First Assistant “B” Camera: Nick Watson
  • Best Boy Grip: Shauna Hanna
  • Assistant Editor: Danya Joseph
  • Set Dresser: Regan Steele
  • Assistant Property Master: Nina Polkinghorne
  • Best Boy Grip: Colleen Newberry
  • Camera Trainee: Don Webber
  • Dolly Grip: Pepe Hubert
  • Generator Operator: Mike Stroman
  • Second Assistant “B” Camera: Chris Rothfelder
  • Second Assistant “B” Camera: Daniel Volonino
  • Production Assistant: Shelley Kreutz
  • Production Assistant: Chris McFarlane
  • Production Assistant: Elysia Bliss Pyne
  • Production Assistant: Shannon Hudgens
  • Production Assistant: Julie Elizabeth Knell

Movie Reviews:

  • 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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