A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

  1. J. Mackye Gruber

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Eric Bress

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ashton Kutcher

    Ashton Kutcher

    Evan Treborn

  2. Melora Walters

    Melora Walters

    Andrea Treborn

  3. Amy Smart

    Amy Smart

    Kayleigh Miller

  4. Elden Henson

    Elden Henson

    Lenny Kagan

  5. William Lee Scott

    William Lee Scott

    Tommy Miller

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The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect



Status Released

Release Information

  • January 23, 2004


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget $13,000,000.00

Revenue $96,060,858.00

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