Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: David Koepp
Starring: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin
Released: June 29, 2005
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 116 minutes
Story: 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.
Moments later, at an intersection near his house, Ray witnesses an extraordinary event that will change all their lives forever. A towering three-legged war machine emerges from deep beneath the earth and, before anyone can react, incinerates everything in sight. An ordinary day has suddenly become the most extraordinary event of their lifetimes - the first strike in a catastrophic alien attack on Earth.
Ray scrambles to get his children away from this merciless new enemy, embarking on a journey that will take them across the ravaged countryside, where they become caught in the desperate tide of refugees fleeing from an extraterrestrial army of Tripods. But no matter where they run, there is no safety, no refuge - only Ray's unconquerable will to protect the ones he loves.
Tom Cruise Ray Ferrier
Justin Chatwin Robbie Ferrier
Dakota Fanning Rachel Ferrier
Tim Robbins Ogilvy
Miranda Otto Mary Ann Ferrier
David Alan Basche Tim
Yul Vazquez Julio