DVD 124 mins IMDB 6.2 (34,208 votes)
The Day After Tomorrow
20th Century Fox (2004)
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USA  /  English

Dennis Quaid Jack Hall
Jake Gyllenhaal Sam Hall
Emmy Rossum Laura Chapman
Dash Mihok Jason Evans
Jay O. Sanders Frank Harris
Sela Ward Dr. Lucy Hall
Austin Nichols J.D.
Arjay Smith Brian Parks
Tamlyn Tomita Janet Tokada
Sasha Roiz Parker
Ian Holm Terry Rapson
Ken Welsh Vice President Becker
Perry King President of the United States
Nassim Sharara Saudi Delegate
Carl Alacchi Venezuelan Delegate
Kenneth Welsh Vice President Becker
Michael A. Samah Saudi Translator

Director Roland Emmerich
Producer Roland Emmerich; Mark Gordon
Writer Roland Emmerich; Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Cinematography Ueli Steiger
Musician Harald Kloser; Thomas Wanker
User Credit 1 David Brenner
User Credit 2 Renée April

Directed by Roland Emmerich, this mega-budget, special-effects-laden epic revolves around the onset of an international series of crises brought on by the long-term results of the greenhouse effect. At the eye of the storm is paleoclimatologist (a professor dedicated to the study of weather patterns throughout the ages) Professor Adrian Hall (Dennis Quaid), who voluntarily takes on the preservation of the world in the dawn of the next ice age and all the disaster that comes along with it — violent hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tidal waves, massive floods, etc. Hall must also contact his son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), who was in the middle of an academic competition in New York City when the chaos begun. In addition to facing the largest-scale onslaught of natural catastrophes in the history of humankind, Professor Hall, in his journey north, must contend with the masses fleeing south in an attempt to resettle in a warmer climate. The Day After Tomorrow also features Emmy Rossum, Sela Ward, and Joe Cobden. — Tracie Cooper

Edition Details
Barcode 024543135548
Region Region 1
Release Date 10/12/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby DTS Surround Sound
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User Text 1 Intense situations of peril.
User Text 2 This year, a sweater won't do.
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Trivia: Director Roland Emmerich read "The Coming Global Superstorm," a non-fiction novel by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber, before he began writing for this film. Emmerich concedes that while the events portrayed in the film are indeed possible, the time frame over which they take place was implausibly short and tailored for sheer entertainment value. (more)

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: Onboard the ship, the pharmacy is locked from the inside, with a type of key in the door which means it could not have been locked from the outside. (more)

J.D.: [showing the other students the museum] I couldn't let you guys leave New York without seeing the Natural History Museum.
Sam Hall: [under his breath] Of course not, it's the world's finest collection of stuffed animals.

Awards: Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations (more)