War of the worlds

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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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouped Work IDed66a704-2992-45a7-5a81-34e1900b947c
Grouping Titlewar of the worlds
Grouping Authordreamworks pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-11-13 09:42:42AM
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auth_author2Chatwin, Justin, 1982-
Cruise, Tom, 1962-
Fanning, Dakota, 1994-
Freeman, Morgan,
Freeman, Morgan.
Friedman, Josh,
Friedman, Josh.
Gonzalez, Rick, 1979-
Kahn, Michael, 1935-
Kamiński, Janusz, 1959-
Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954-
Koepp, David,
Koepp, David.
Otto, Miranda,
Otto, Miranda.
Robbins, Tim, 1958-
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Vazquez, Yul.
Wells, H. G. 1866-1946.
Williams, John, 1929 January 28-
Williams, John, 1932-
Wilson, Colin,
Wilson, Colin.
author2-roleAmblin Entertainment (Firm)
Chatwin, Justin,1982-
Chatwin, Justin,1982-actor.
Cruise, Tom,1962-
Cruise, Tom,1962-actor.
Cruise/Wagner Productions (Firm)
DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
DreamWorks Pictures.
Fanning, Dakota,1994-
Fanning, Dakota,1994-actor.
Freeman, Morgan,narrator.
Freeman, Morgan.
Friedman, Josh,screenwriter.
Friedman, Josh.
Gonzalez, Rick,1979-
Kahn, Michael,1935-film editor.
Kamiński, Janusz,1959-
Kamiński, Janusz,1959-director of photography.
Kennedy, Kathleen,1954-
Kennedy, Kathleen,1954-producer.
Koepp, David,screenwriter.
Koepp, David.
Otto, Miranda,actor.
Otto, Miranda.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Robbins, Tim,1958-
Robbins, Tim,1958-actor.
Spielberg, Steven,1946-
Spielberg, Steven,1946-director.
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Vazquez, Yul.
Wells, H. G.1866-1946.War of the worlds.
Williams, John,1929 January 28-
Williams, John,1932-
Williams, John,1932-composer.
Wilson, Colin,producer.
Wilson, Colin.
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display_descriptionRay Ferrier is a working class man living in New Jersey. He has become estranged from his family and his life isn't in order. His small town life is shaken violently by the arrival of destructive intruders: Aliens which have come up from the ground, en masse, to destroy Earth and all the humans living on it. As the aliens plow through the country in a wave of mass destruction and violence, Ray must put aside thoughts of himself and come to the defense of his children. As the world fends for itself, it's inhabitants must save humanity from a far greater force that threatens to destroy it.
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Extraterrestrial beings -- Drama
Father and child -- New Jersey -- Drama
Fathers -- Drama
Feature films
Feature films -- United States
Film adaptations
Human-alien encounters -- New Jersey -- Drama
Padres e hijos -- Nueva Jersey -- Teatro
Science fiction -- Feature
Science fiction films
Space warfare -- Drama
Survival -- Drama
Técnicas de supervivencia -- Teatro
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Wells, H. G. -- (Herbert George), -- 1866-1946. -- Film adaptations
title_displayWar of the worlds
title_fullWar of the worlds [videorecording] / DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present ; an Amblin Entertainment C/W Production, a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson ; screenplay by Josh Friedman and David Koepp ; directed by Steven Spielberg
War of the worlds [videorecording] / DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present ; an Amblin Entertainment, C/W production ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Josh Friedman and David Koepp ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson
War of the worlds [videorecording] / Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment/Cruise/Wagner production ; a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson ; screenplay by Josh Friedman and David Koepp ; directed by Steven Spielberg
title_shortWar of the worlds
topic_facetExtraterrestrial beings
Father and child
Feature films
Human-alien encounters
Padres e hijos
Space warfare
Técnicas de supervivencia
Wells, H. G