War of the Worlds


1h 56m 2005

Brief Synopsis

The extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it. Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

Film Details

Also Known As
La guerre des mondes, Out of the Night, Världarnas krig, guerre des mondes
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Thriller
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Peggy Names; Richard Mader
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Newark, New Jersey, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Brooklyn, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

The extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it. Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

Crew

Pam Aaron

Set Costumer

Craig Abele

Sculptor

Mimi Abers

Digital Effects Artist

Lauren Abrams

Modelmaker

Izzy Acar

Animator

Eddie Acuna

Foreman

G. A. Aguilar

Stunts

George Aleco-sima

Animator

Sande Alessi

Casting

Bradley Alexander

Visual Effects

Catherine Middleton Allebe

Auditor

Bob Allen

Electrician

Wade Allen

Stunts

Charles Alleneck

Animator

Bill Almeida

Chief Lighting Technician

Gregory Alpert

Production Supervisor

Christian Alzmann

Xfx Art Direction

Lawrence Amanuel

Greensman

Leah Anton

Digital Effects Artist

Audrey Anzures

Hair Stylist

Fred Arbegast

Sculptor

Bruce Armstrong

Stunts

Nina Armstrong

Stunts

Scott Armstrong

Stunts

Vic Armstrong

Stunt Coordinator

Lori Arnold

Visual Effects Producer

Laurie Arnow

Accountant

Donald Aros

Rigging Electrician

Michael Ashby

Song

Okan Ataman

Digital Effects Artist

Joann Atwood

On-Set Dresser

Roy Augenstein

Special Effects Technician

Steve Austin

Special Effects Technician

Michael Auszura

Assistant Art Director

Michael Babcock

Sound Design

Mark Bachman

Graphic Designer

Charles Bailey

Modelmaker

Christopher Baker

Illustrator

Sarah Baker

Production Assistant

Bart Barbuscia

On-Set Dresser

Sharon Barneby

Painter

Roy Barnes

Set Designer

William Barr

Special Effects Technician

Monica Barraza

Production Secretary

Jayce Alexander Basques

Song

Dugan Beach

Digital Effects Artist

Michael B Beaudin

Accounting Assistant

Ty Beck

Foreman

Samantha Becker

Post-Production Coordinator

Curt Beech

Assistant Art Director

Anna Behlmer

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Joel Behrens

Digital Effects Artist

Tim Belsher

Animation Director

Jeffrey Benedict

Animation Director

Todd Bennett

Plasterer

Tony Bennett

Song Performer

Colin Benoit

Layout Artist

Lori Berlanga

Assistant Production Coordinator

Laura Berning

Assistant Location Manager

Giovanni Bianchini

On-Set Dresser

Don Bies

Modelmaker

Jessica Biggins

Researcher

George Billinger Iii

Camera Operator

Pete Billington

Cgi Artist

Gail Bixby

Set Costumer

Duncan Blackman

Software Engineer

Richard L Blankenship

Construction Coordinator

David Blitstein

Special Effects Supervisor

Kathryn Blondell

Hair

Andrew Bock

Assistant Sound Editor

Paul Bogdan

Rigging Grip

Nick Bogle

Modelmaker

Ben Bohling

Assistant

Jeanne Boisineau

Casting

Lisa Bojarski

Costumer

Marek Bojsza

Electrician

Jean Bolte

Modelmaker

Aron Bonar

Animation Director

Scott Bonnenfant

Modelmaker

William F Boone

Grip

Matthew Bouchard

Animation Director

Kevin Bowers

Special Effects Technician

Joey Box

Stunt Coordinator

Amanda Braggs

Animation Director

Steve Braggs

Animation Director

Major J Todd Breasseale

Technical Advisor

Patrick Brennan

Visual Effects Supervisor

Leslie Bricusse

Song

Connie Brink

Special Effects Supervisor

Shannon Brock

On-Set Dresser

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

Phil Brotherton

Modelmaker

Tripp Brown

Animation Director

Richard Bucher

Stunts

Mark Buck

Modelmaker

Jamie Buckner

Production Assistant

Chris Buddy

Production Assistant

Richard Burden

Stunts

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Cathy Burrow

Digital Effects Artist

Lois Burwell

Makeup

Dorian Bustamante

Visual Effects

Kela Cabrales

Digital Effects Artist

Michaela Calanchini-carter

Digital Effects Artist

Ed Calderon

Foreman

Ian Calip

Production Assistant

Charlie Campagna

Assistant Sound Editor

Colin Campbell

Digital Effects Artist

Candice Campos

Production Coordinator

Paul Candrilli

Grip

Jennifer Caputo

Stunts

Mickey Carleton

Set Costumer

Derrick Carlin

Animator

Jimmy Carmickle

Foreman

Nicholas Carr

Production Assistant

Nick Carr

Song Performer

Nick Carr

Song

Rick Carter

Production Designer

Derek Casari

Sound Engineer

Mark Casey

Digital Effects Artist

Lori Casler

Software Engineer

Leo C Castellano

Makeup Artist

William Catania

Special Effects Technician

Lanny Cermak

Digital Effects

Al Cerullo

Helicopter Pilot

Aric Cheng

Set Designer

Paul Cheponis

Assistant Set Decorator

John Cherevka

Scenic Artist

Todd Cherniawsky

Assistant Art Director

Vanessa Cheung

Matte Painter

Doug Chiang

Concept Artist

David Childers

Special Effects Technician

Terry Chostner

Layout Artist

Lydia Choy

Animation Director

Eric Christensen

Rotoscope Animator

Steve Christensen

Researcher

Roger Christian

Song

Marc Chu

Animator

Ryan Church

Character Designer

Paul Churchill

Animation Director

Bryan Clements

Score Recording

Peter Clores

Transportation Co-Captain

Robert Clot

Special Effects

Thomas Cloutier

Special Effects Technician

James Clyne

Illustrator

Zachary Cole

Animation Director

Brian Connor

Digital Effects Artist

Audrey A Conrad

Transportation

Caitlin Content

Digital Effects Artist

Eric P Cook

Special Effects Technician

Kyle Cookmeyer

Production Assistant

Andrew Cooper

Photography

Jay Cooper

Visual Effects Supervisor

Terence Corliss

Greensman

Ken Coronet

Scenic Artist

David Corral

Greensman

Damacio Cortez Jr.

Special Effects Foreman

Kathy Cossu

Medic

Martin Coven

Digital Effects Artist

Patrick Crane

Assistant Editor

David Crank

Art Director

Don Crawford

Digital Effects Artist

Douglas Crosby

Stunts

Josh Cross

Rigging Grip

Kevin Cross

Set Designer

Mike Cuevas

Assistant Editor

James D'amery

Accounting Assistant

Jayesh Dalal

Software Engineer

Lenny Dalrymple

Special Effects Technician

Deb Dalton

Costume Supervisor

Lauren Dandridge

Production Assistant

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Michelle Dean

Digital Effects Artist

Jerry Decarlo

Hair Stylist

Joseph M Deluca

On-Set Dresser

Carol Demarti

Costumes

Richard Demolski

Special Effects Technician

Dominick Derasmo

Costumes

David Devlin

Chief Lighting Technician

Brian Dewe

Modelmaker

Michael Dicomo

Visual Effects Supervisor

Roger Dodd

Special Effects Technician

Jeff Doran

Digital Effects Artist

Richard Bryan Douglas

Foreman

Billy Dowd

Casting

Lois Drabkin

Casting Associate

Mitch Dubin

Camera Operator

Richard Ducker

Animation Director

Roderic Duff

Special Effects Technician

Young Duk Cho

Cgi Artist

John Duncan

Modelmaker

Nika Dunne

Rotoscope Animator

Michael N Dupuis

Foreman

Yanick Dusseault

Matte Painter

Randal M Dutra

Animation Supervisor

Kent Sverre Dysthe

Carpenter

C Michael Easton

Animator

Mikey Eberle

Production Assistant

Selwyn Eddy

Digital Effects Artist

Omari Edwards

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
La guerre des mondes, Out of the Night, Världarnas krig, guerre des mondes
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Thriller
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Peggy Names; Richard Mader
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Newark, New Jersey, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Brooklyn, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Award Nominations

Best Sound

2005

Best Sound Editing

2005

Best Visual Effects

2005

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2005 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Feature Film - Sound Effects & Foley by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).

Winner of three 2005 awards including Best Single Visual Effect of the Year, Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society (VES).

Released in United States Summer June 29, 2005

Released in United States on Video November 22, 2005

Based on the H.G. Wells novel "War of the Worlds" published by Heinemann in 1898. The story inspired the 1938 radio performance by Orson Welles' Mercury Theater which inspired the film "War of the Worlds" (USA/1953) starring Gene Barry, Ann Robinson and Les Tremayne.

Film features cameos by Gene Barry and Ann Robinson.

Released in United States Summer June 29, 2005

Released in United States on Video November 22, 2005