R | | Drama, 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.
When Evan wakes up in the sorority house, there is a "Bradbury University" pennant on the wall - a reference to Ray Bradbury.
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 is in his dorm and the room is backwards, we see Evan's profile, but for a second, Evan turns around showing that the left side of his nose is about twice as big as it should be because of the prosthetic tube used to achieve the affect of a dripping nosebleed.
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.
The director's cut contains a few new scenes:
$17,100,000 25 January 2004