War of the Worlds (2005)

PG-13   |    |  Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.

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  • Howard Stern and Beth Stern at an event for War of the Worlds (2005)
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  • Steven Spielberg in War of the Worlds (2005)
  • Beth Stern at an event for War of the Worlds (2005)
  • Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg in War of the Worlds (2005)
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Steven Spielberg began filming Munich (2005) the day this film opened, and released it the same year.


Narrator: No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, *they* observed and studied, the way a man with a ...


The New York Central Railroad's West Shore Line train tracks depicted in the scene with the burning train in Athens NY is not accurate. Tom Cruise and the children walk right onto the ferry terminal after crossing the train tracks, but in reality the tracks are over two miles to the west of the Hudson River shoreline.

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Alternate Versions

For the U.S. theatrical release, the Paramount logo appeared before the Dreamworks logo at the beginning of the film, and the poster credits said, "Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures present." Since the U.S. version's home video/DVD rights are owned by Dreamworks, the Dreamworks logo at the beginning of the movie appears before the Paramount logo, and the back of the box's cover art says, "Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present." In the European version, the original order of the logos and studio names is preserved (and the DVD is released by Paramount).


If I Ruled the World
Leslie Bricusse & Cyril Ornadel
Performed by Tony Bennett
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment


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Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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