The Day After Tomorrow


2h 4m 2004

Brief Synopsis

What if we are on the brink of a new Ice Age? This is the question that haunts climatologist Jack Hall. Hall's research indicates that global warming could trigger an abrupt and catastrophic shift in the planet's climate. While Jack warns the White House of the impending climate shift, his 17 year-old son Sam finds himself trapped in New York City where he and some friends have been competing in a high school academic competition. He must now cope with the severe flooding and plummeting temperatures in Manhattan. Having taken refuge inside the Manhattan Public Library, Sam manages to reach his father by phone. Jack only has time for one warning: stay inside at all costs. As full-scale, massive evacuations to the south begin, Jack heads north to New York City to save Sam. But not even Jack is prepared for what is about to happen--to him, to his son, and to his planet.

Film Details

Also Known As
Day After Tomorrow, Le jour d'après, Tomorrow, jour d'après
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Adaptation
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; El Paso, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Synopsis

What if we are on the brink of a new Ice Age? This is the question that haunts climatologist Jack Hall. Hall's research indicates that global warming could trigger an abrupt and catastrophic shift in the planet's climate. While Jack warns the White House of the impending climate shift, his 17 year-old son Sam finds himself trapped in New York City where he and some friends have been competing in a high school academic competition. He must now cope with the severe flooding and plummeting temperatures in Manhattan. Having taken refuge inside the Manhattan Public Library, Sam manages to reach his father by phone. Jack only has time for one warning: stay inside at all costs. As full-scale, massive evacuations to the south begin, Jack heads north to New York City to save Sam. But not even Jack is prepared for what is about to happen--to him, to his son, and to his planet.

Cast

Dennis Quaid

Jake Gyllenhaal

Emmy Rossum

Sela Ward

Arjay Smith

Ian Holm

Kenneth Welsh

Joe Cobden

Rob Fukuzaki

James Gilliar

Lead Man

Ron Darling

Anne Day-jones

Dash Mihok

Rick Hoffman

Christian Tessier

Mark Pfister

Bunrey Miyake

Rosey Edeh

Russell Yuen

Kwasi Songui

Lori Graham

Matt Adler

Chuck Shamata

Karen Glave

Greg Kramer

Jack Laufer

Matt Holland

Lisa Canning

Michael Mcnally

Jose Ramon Rosario

Terry Rhoads

David Schaap

Sylvian Landry

Alvin Tam

Sheila Mccarthy

Lauren Sanchez

Paul Hotte

Lead Man

Tom Rooney

Mark Thompson

Vitali Makarov

Nicolas Feller

Al Vandecruys

Caroline Keenan

Frank Fontaine

Terry Simpson

Mikio Owaki

John Colton

Jay O Sanders

Emanuel Hoss-desmarais

Ana Garcia

Gordon Masten

Vlasta Vrana

Nestor Serrano

Leyna Nguyen

Wendy Walsh

David Milstien

Lead Man

William Francis Mcguire

Howard Bilerman

J.p. Manoux

Marylou Belugou

Jesus Perez

Nassim Sharara

Ross King

Aaron Lustig

Mimi Kuzyk

Ernest Sanchez

Lead Man

Christopher Britton

Richard Mcmillan

Glenn Plummer

Ray Legare

Luke Letourneau

Robin Wilcock

Dilva Henry

Joey Elias

Amy Sloan

Tim Bagley

Tetchena Bellange

Sasha Roiz

Robert Holguin

Lynne Debel

Phillip Jarrett

Joel Mcnichol

Richard Zeman

Vivian Winther

Don Kirk

Lina Patel

John Maclaren

Frank Schorpion

Pierre Leblanc

Jesse Todd

Tony Calabretta

Austin Nichols

Adrian Lester

Jason Blicker

Jennifer Morehouse

Kenneth Moskow

Pauline Little

Perry King

Tim Hamaguchi

Nobuya Shimamoto

Tamlyn Tomita

Pierre Lenoir

Suzanne Michaels

Alan Fawcett

Sam Woods

Rachelle Glait

Michel Abou-samah

Carl Alacchi

John Moore

Crew

Charles Abou Aad

Software Engineer

Arlynn Abseck

Costumer

Fernando Acevedo

Props Assistant

Mariana Acuna Acosta

Set Production Assistant

Nancy Adams

3-D Artist

Alia Agha

3-D Artist

Vincent Aird

On-Set Dresser

Erik Ajduk

Assistant Director

Claire Alary

Property Master

Caroline Alder

Art Department

George Aleco-sima

Digital Effects

Spencer Alexander

Character Animation

Mir Zafar Ali

Animator

Christopher Allen

Craft Service

Joe Alter

Digital Effects Artist

Frederic Amblard

Art Department

Carolin Amiel

Other

Alex Amyot

Chief Lighting Technician

Julie Amyot

Wardrobe Dresser

Nic Anastassiou

Visual Effects Editor

Bill Anderson

Cg Supervisor

Charles Anderson

Animator

Gregory Anderson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jennifer Anderson

Wardrobe

Joe D Anderson

Transportation Coordinator

Robert Anderson

Grip

Ted Andre

Digital Effects Artist

Danny Andres

Rigging Grip

Marc Andrus

Key Grip

Darryl Anka

Miniatures

Sean Applegate

Digital Effects Artist

Fabienne April

Wardrobe

Renee April

Costume Designer

Francois Archambault

Steadicam Operator

Francois Archambault

Camera Operator

Gerardo Arellano

Accounting Assistant

Arthur Argote

Digital Effects Artist

Shinsaku Arima

Digital Effects Artist

Colette Arimoto

Graphic Designer

Barry Armour

Cgi Artist

Christopher Armstrong

Animator

Donald Aros

Electrician

Carole Arpin

Property Master

Edna Arriola

Coordinator

Barbara Arsenault

Special Effects

Christopher Aslin

Special Effects Technician

Eric Aubin

Assistant Camera

Jean-francois Aubin

Special Effects Technician

Daniel Auclair

Production Manager

Andreanne Audet

Accountant

Alan Azuelos

Consultant

Michel Bachand

Craft Service

Vincent Gauvin Badeau

Greensman

John S Baker

Special Effects Technician

Remo Balcells

Visual Effects Supervisor

Juan Carlos Ballesteros

Craft Service

Jose C Barba

Special Effects Technician

Andra Bard

Visual Effects Producer

Eric Bardin

Assistant Property Master

Danielle Bariteau

Art Assistant

Ken Barley

Plasterer

Kim Barr

Assistant Location Manager

Mario Barriere

Swing Gang

Peter Baustaedter

Matte Painter

Jamie Baxter

Matte Painter

Kelly Baylis

Grip

Robert Bruce Baylis

Key Grip

Clive Beard

Special Effects Supervisor

David Beasley

Miniatures

Cheryl Beasley-blackwell

Costumer

Sophie Beasse

Wardrobe Dresser

Pierre Beaulieu

Rigging Electrician

Brian Begun

Digital Effects Artist

Bob Behr

Foley Editor

Jacques Belair

Special Effects Technician

Paskal Belanger

Graphic Artist

Art Bell

Source Material

Judith A Bell

Rotoscope Animator

Rejean Bellemare

Accounting Assistant

Maggy Belzile

Accountant

Laurent Ben-mimoun

Matte Painter

Lydia Benaim

Hair

Jennifer Bender

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mannix Bennett

Matte Painter

Scott Benza

Animation Supervisor

Jim Berberov

Animator

Andre Bergeron

Special Effects Technician

Pierre Bergeron

Tailor

Sylvain Bergevin

Best Boy Electric

Robert Berman

Avid Editor

Alain Bernard

Unit Manager

Josee Bernard

Production Assistant

Paul F Bernard

Assistant Director

Solange Bernard

Unit Manager Assistant

Kim Berner

Script Supervisor

Michel Bernier

Assistant Camera

Jeff Bernstein

Character Animation

Nancy Bernstein

Visual Effects Producer

John Berri

Visual Effects Editor

Marie-etienne Bessette

Wardrobe

David Betancourt

Foley Mixer

Antoine Bianchi

Props Buyer

Leigh Bianco

Stunts

Marco Bianco

Stunts

Marc Bienvenu

Special Effects Technician

Andrea Biklian

Visual Effects

Serge Binder

Medic

Steve Blakey

Animator

Jonathan Blandin

Electrician

Rhett Bloomquist

Dolly Grip

Arthur Blum

Crane Grip

David Blumenfeld

Software Engineer

John Bober

Transportation Captain

Raoul Yorke Bolognini

Visual Effects Producer

James Bolt

Sound Mixer

Frederique Bolte

On-Set Dresser

Michael Bondelli

Coordinator

Marc Bonin

Art Director

Scott Bonnenfant

Matte Painter

Ryan Bonner

Production Assistant

Susan J. Bonno-buckner

Accounting Assistant

Valerie Bordeleau

Wardrobe

Judith Bosquet

Special Makeup Effects

Jerome Bouchard

Best Boy Electric

Pascal Bouchard

Coordinator

Danielle Boucher

Production Coordinator

Donovan Boucher

Stunts

Guylaine Boucher

Assistant Production Coordinator

Richard Boucher

Grip

Roch Boucher

Assistant Camera

Kevin Bouchez

Digital Effects Artist

Daniel Boudreau

Unit Manager Assistant

Lisange Boulais

Tailor

Eve Boulonne

On-Set Dresser

Gerald Bourget

Generator Operator

Paul Boutin

Unit Manager

Kirk Bowers

Software Engineer

Aaron Boyd

Assistant

Sophie Boyer

Script Supervisor

Gaspar Brabant

Special Effects Technician

Kirstin Bradfield

Digital Effects Artist

Anderson Chet Bradshaw

Stunts

Nadine Brassard

Assistant Director

Dominique Brault

Unit Manager Assistant

Caroline Breard

Wardrobe

Lynwen Brennan

Software Engineer

David Brenner

Editor

Julie Breton

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Eric Brevig

Visual Effects Supervisor

Charles Brewer

Stunt Coordinator

David Brighton

Special Effects Supervisor

Craig A Brink

Rigging Gaffer

Alain Brochu

Construction

Michel Brochu

Construction Manager

Rejean Brochu

Construction

Michel Brouillette

Coordinator

Al Broussard

Special Effects Coordinator

Bob F Brown

Stunts

Marc Brown

Assistant Camera

Alex Brownell

Visual Effects Producer

Dale Brownell

Hair Stylist

Daniel Brule

Special Effects Technician

Eric Bruneau

Compositing Supervisor

Richard Brunton

On-Set Dresser

Greg Bryant

Miniatures

Eric Bryson

Stunts

John J Buckman

Transportation Co-Captain

Viraj Andrew Bunnag

Matte Painter

Sonja Burchard

Digital Effects Artist

Glynis Burke

Electrician

Elika Burns

Rotoscope Animator

Dennis Burrell

Production Assistant

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Ryan Bust

Electrician

Jeremy Butler

3-D Animator

Matthew Butler

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kevin R. Buxbaum

Finance Manager

Jennifer Bydwell

Research And Content Consultant

Paul Cabbad

Office Production Assistant

Fabrice Callegher

Property Master

Gary L Camp

Steadicam Operator

Gary L Camp

Camera Operator

Bill Campbell

Visual Effects

Jean-francois Campeau

Art Director

Ercilia Campos

Miniatures

Luis Canedo

Costumer

Guillaume Cara

Best Boy Grip

Douglas Caron

Assistant Editor

Kenneth R Carpenter

Transportation Co-Captain

Raul Carrera

Greensman

Bob Carter

Set Decorator

Ryan Carter

Visual Effects

Derek Casari

Adr

Julie Casault

Makeup Artist

Kathryn Casault

Makeup Artist

Mark Casey

Digital Effects Artist

Jerry Casillas

Foreman

Charles Casillo

Grip

Joseph Casillo

Grip

Carrie Cassada

Visual Effects Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Day After Tomorrow, Le jour d'après, Tomorrow, jour d'après
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Adaptation
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; El Paso, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2004 award for Best Special Visual Effects by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Released in United States Summer May 28, 2004

Released in United States on Video October 12, 2004

Budget estimated at $100- $125 million. Emmerich will receive $10 million against 10% of the gross.

Released in United States Summer May 28, 2004

Released in United States on Video October 12, 2004

Winner of the 2004 award for Best Single Visual Effect of the Year by the Visual Effects Society (VES).