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WAR OF THE WORLDS

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"There's nothing living in that direction!"

TAGLINE

They're already here.

STORY

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.

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POSTER

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OFFICIAL TRAILER 1

OFFICIAL TRAILER 2

CAST

Actor/Actress Role
Tom Cruise Ray Ferrier
Dakota Fanning Rachel Ferrier
Miranda Otto Mary Ann
Justin Chatwin Robbie
Tim Robbins Harlan Ogilvy
Rick Gonzalez Vincent
Yul Vazquez Julio
Lenny Venito Manny the Mechanic
Lisa Ann Walter Bartender
Ann Robinson Grandmother
Gene Barry Grandfather
David Alan Basche Tim
Michael Brownlee TV Reporter, Osaka
Camillia Sanes Monet News Producer
Marlon Young News Cameraman
John Eddins News Van Driver

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

TRACKLIST

Artist Song Title
John Williams Prologue
John Williams The Ferry Scene
John Williams Reaching the Country
John Williams The Intersection Scene
John Williams Ray and Rachel
John Williams Escape from the City
John Williams Probing the Basement
John Williams Refugee Status
John Williams The Attack on the Car
John Williams The Separation of the Family
John Williams The Confrontation with Ogilvy
John Williams The Return to Boston
John Williams Escape from the Basket
John Williams The Reunion
John Williams Epilogue

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