R | | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.
The lights flicker in the background of the psychiatrist's office when Evan is being hypnotized, after they blew up the mailbox. This was not a planned special effect - it was an actual short in the wiring on set. The directors thought it fit well ... ...
If anyone finds this, it means my plan didn't work and I'm already dead. But if I can somehow go back to the beginning of all of this, I might be able to save her.
When Evan asks his mother if she brought the journals to him in jail, she holds up two, saying that she "only found these two." When the "sisters" knock the journals out of his hands,three journals fall to the floor.
The title, "The Butterfly Effect," is superimposed over a depiction of a butterfly beating its wings, which is itself superimposed upon an X-ray profile of a human brain.
$17,065,227 (USA) (25 January 2004)