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The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)

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Sam Reide uses his power to time travel to solve the mystery of his girlfriend's death.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Carmack ... Sam Reide
Rachel Miner ... Jenna Reide
Melissa Jones Melissa Jones ... Vicki
Kevin Yon Kevin Yon ... Harry Goldburg
Lynch R. Travis ... Detective Dan Glenn (as Lynch Travis)
Sarah Habel ... Elizabeth Brown
Mia Serafino ... Rebecca Brown
Hugh Maguire Hugh Maguire ... Detective Jack Nicholas
Richard Wilkinson Richard Wilkinson ... Lonnie Flennons
Chantel Giacalone Chantel Giacalone ... Anita Barnes
Michael Ellison ... Anita's Boyfriend (as Michael D. Ellison)
Ulysses Hernandez Ulysses Hernandez ... Paco
Linda Boston ... Landlady
Michael Paul Place Michael Paul Place ... Young Sam (as Michael Place)
Catherine Towne ... Young Jenna
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Storyline

Sam Reide has the ability of traveling to the past and works with the police department solving unresolved crimes, witnessing the events with the support of his sister, Jenna Reide and reporting the criminal's identity to detective Dan Glenn. When Elizabeth Brown, the sister of his former girlfriend Rebecca Brown that was murdered a couple of years ago pays a visit to him, she tells him that she has just found Rebecca's journal with evidences that Lonnie Flennons, who was accused for the murder is innocent. Sam decides to witness the murder of Rebecca and his interference affects the future. He travels to the past to try to fix his mistakes, but every time he returns, the future is in worse condition. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Death repeats itself.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic bloody violence, a strong sex scene including nudity, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2009 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Butterfly Effect 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All of the bar scenes (including a murder scene) were filmed in Foran's Grand Trunk Pub, one of the oldest pubs still in operation in the city of Detroit. One unique fact about Foran's is that the famed magician, Harry Houdini, kept an office in the basement of the pub. See more »

Goofs

The film takes place in Detroit, Michigan. Lonnie is on death row for being the "Pontiac Killer", however the State of Michigan abolished capital punishment for state crimes in 1846. Lonnie also couldn't be executed in the state even by the Federal government since a 1963 state constitution amendment also abolished federal capital punishment in the state. The last person to be executed in Michigan was in 1938 by the U.S. Government. See more »

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Mother in the Park: Alright, Josh. Time to go.
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Referenced in Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Granite Family (2012) See more »

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Written and Performed by Ádám Balázs
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A pretty decent recovery after a bad first sequel
4 April 2010 | by NozzSee all my reviews

Someone should go back in time and replace the worthless Butterfly Effect #2 with this one. Like lots of other viewers I had very low expectations, I was just a fan of the premise. But as soon as the music starts, you have to say to yourself, "Just a minute, there seem to be talented people involved here." The biggest improvement is that the hero is not a mere whiner, he's a guy with determination, he's an altruist, he's a crime-solver. That said, the actor playing him suffers from the disadvantage of a fashion-mannequin face.

As sometimes happens as a premise becomes more and more familiar to the audience, it becomes more and more commonplace in the fictional world as well. (How many people turn out to have survived the destruction of Krypton by now?) So in this movie there is an old master time-jumper who presumably has any number of disciples by now. I think a movie is stronger when the hero is alone with his superpower, but I suppose it's impossible to make a lot of such sequels with different heroes.

Others have remarked that the sex scene jumps overboard from the movie; I'd like to add that if you're keeping track of the script, you realize that the scene is important to the plot but that it is supposed to be over with very quickly; the way it goes on and on may have added commercial value but it turns a bit of the movie into nonsense.

Aside from that, thank goodness, the plot does hang together and does carry us along, the ending is solid if not entirely unpredictable, and although time-jumping seems to have become not only more commonplace but much easier than in the first film, the portrayal of a person's struggle to alter the ostensibly inevitable, and the consequences of that struggle, makes #3 a legitimate contribution to the franchise, and I'd say quite a favorable contribution. These guys are good.


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