War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Tom Cruise
Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
, Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning
, Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto
Steven Spielberg

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Overview

An ordinary man has to protect his children against alien invaders in this science fiction thriller, freely adapted from the classic story by H.G. Wells. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a dockworker living in New Jersey, divorced from his first wife Mary Ann (Miranda Otto) and estranged from his two children Rachel and Robbie (Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin), of whom he has custody on weekends. On one such visitation, looking after the kids becomes a little more difficult when, after a series of strange lighting storms hit his neighborhood, Ray discovers that a fleet of death-ray robotic spaceships have emerged nearby, part of the first wave of an all-out alien invasion of the Earth. Transporting his children from New York to Boston in an attempt to find safety at Mary Ann's parents' house, Ray must learn to become the protector and provider he never was in marriage. Also starring Tim Robbins, War of the Worlds was directed by Steven Spielberg, who had been planning the project for years, but set it aside until a wave of "alien invasion" films (led by Independence Day) had run its course.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2005
UPC: 0678149439229
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG-13
Source: Dreamworks Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 7,029

Special Features

Designing the Enemy: Tripods and Aliens

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Cruise Ray Ferrier
Dakota Fanning Rachel Ferrier
Miranda Otto Mary Ann
Justin Chatwin Robbie Ferrier
Tim Robbins Ogilvy
Rick Gonzalez Vincent
Yul Vázquez Julio
Lenny Venito Manny the Mechanic
Lisa Ann Walter Bartender
Ann Robinson Grandmother
Gene Barry Grandfather
Morgan Freeman Narrator
David Alan Basche Actor
Daniel Franzese Actor
James DuMont Actor
David Harbour Dock Worker

Technical Credits
Steven Spielberg Director
Roy Barnes Set Decoration/Design
Rick Carter Production Designer
Aric Cheng Art Director
Kevin Cross Set Decoration/Design
Randy Dutra Special Effects
Josh Friedman Screenwriter
Scott Herbertson Art Director
Billy Hunter Set Decoration/Design
Joanna Johnston Costumes/Costume Designer
Ronald Judkins Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Kahn Editor
Janusz Kaminski Cinematographer
Kathleen Kennedy Producer
David Koepp Screenwriter
Doug Meerdink Art Director
Andrew Menzies Art Director
Norman Newberry Art Director
Adam Somner Asst. Director
Terri Taylor Casting
Paula Wagner Executive Producer
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Colin Wilson Producer
Debra Zane Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- War of the Worlds
1. Earth Under Man [4:17]
2. Eve of the War [4:02]
3. Coming of the Invaders [4:58]
4. In the Storm [5:43]
5. The Machine Emerges [6:27]
6. Heat-Ray [4:15]
7. Escape [4:47]
8. How We Reached Home [4:13]
9. At the Window [5:06]
10. Human Toll [1:36]
11. Worst of Man [3:33]
12. Exodus [6:13]
13. Hudson Ferry [4:03]
14. The Fighting Begins [5:22]
15. Harlan Ogilvy [5:52]
16. Disturbing Revelations [5:15]
17. Stillness [4:35]
18. Days of Imprisonment [4:18]
19. Alone With Harlan [4:15]
20. Under Foot [4:55]
21. Earth Under Them [2:59]
22. In Boston [4:07]
23. Wreckage [4:19]
24. End Credits [4:14]

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