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WAR OF THE WORLDS
USA: Paramount Pictures
UK: UIP (UK)
Cast: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Justin Chatwin, David Alan Basche, James DuMont, Yul Vazquez, Daniel Franzese, Morgan Freeman (narrator), Amir Allak, Michalina Almindo, Michael Arthur, Cass Asher, Verton R Banks, Tania Barone, Gene Barry, Gerald Blakey, David Blanc, Shon Blotzer, David Campbell, Benny Ciaramello, Shanna Collins, David Conley, Robert DaGasta, Ambi Daniel, Crystal Dawne, Joseph DeBona, Matt DeWinkeleer, Jane Di Nicola, Robert Feeley, Miguel Antonio Ferrer, Pamela Fischer, Takayo Fischer, Charles 'Chaz' Galuski, David Gere, Stephen Gevedon, Jennifer Glasgow, Rick Gonzalez, Tommy Guiffre, Jim Hanna, David Harbour, Amy Hohn, Elizabeth Jayne Hong, John Thompson Hopkins, Priscilla Hopkins, Tracy Howe, Dalon Huntington, Daniel A Jacobs, Angie Jaree, Freddie Johnson, Ingrid Johnson, Lauri Johnson, Janis Jones, Johnny Kastl, George Katt, Vladislav Kozlov, January LaVoy, Christy Lee, Lorelei Llee, Riley G Matthews Jr, Mariann Mayberry, Kirsten Nelson, Emily Nilsen, Robert O'Connor, Jorge Pallo, Jason Patrick Palmer, Dempsey Pappion, Rick Pisarro, Sharrieff Pugh, Laura Zoe Quist, Bill Richards, Ann Robinson, Rachelle Roderick, Cory Rodriguez, Amy Ryan, Camillia Sanes, Rafael Sardina, Stacy Sarver, Ed Schiff, John Scurti, Columbus Short, Ty Simpkins, Robert Bowen Smith, Ian Snell, Channing Tatum, Patrick Tierney, Chris Todd, Mark Valinsky, Ed Vassallo, Lenny Venito, Travis Aaron Wade, Michael Waldron, Lisa Ann Walter, Christopher Evan Welch, Julie White, Christopher Wiackley, Marlon Young, Dianne Zaremba, Eric Zuckerman
Director: Steven Spielberg
USA & UK: 116 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images
UK Certificate: 12A contains sustained menace, threat and moderate horror
USA Release Date: 29 June 2005
UK Release Date: 1 July 2005
Earth goes to war...
From Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures comes WAR OF THE WORLDS, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring international superstar Tom Cruise. A contemporary retelling of H G Wells' seminal classic 'The War Of The Worlds'. First published in 1898, the sci-fi adventure thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it. The film also stars Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, and Tim Robbins.
Cruise stars as Ray Ferrier, a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife (Miranda Otto) and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie (Justin Chatwin) and young daughter Rachel (Dakota Fanning) for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.
Moments later, at an intersection near his house, Ray witnesses an extraordinary event that will change all their lives forever. A towering three-legged war machine emerges from deep beneath the earth and, before anyone can react, incinerates everything in sight. An ordinary day has suddenly become the most extraordinary event of their lifetimes - the first strike in a catastrophic alien attack on Earth.
Ray scrambles to get his children away from this merciless new enemy, embarking on a journey that will take them across the ravaged countryside, where they become caught in the desperate tide of refugees fleeing from an extraterrestrial army of Tripods.
But no matter where they run, there is no safety, no refuge ... only Ray's unconquerable will to protect the ones he loves.