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Men In Black (MIB) [1997] (1 disc)

Director:Barry Sonnenfeld
Writer:Ed Solomon
Composer:Danny Elfman
Length:98 minutes
(1 hour 38 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Friday 13
Sorting Category:Comedy
Sorting Tub:Delta
IMDB Rating:6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:90%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: James Edwards is recruited by a secretive agency that moniters and polices alien activity on Earth.

Reaction: Silly and a bit of a dark comedy, but this can be a lot of fun if watched in the right mindset.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Barry Sonnenfeld => Director
Ed Solomon => Writer
Danny Elfman => Composer
Carel Struycken => Arquillian
David Cross => Newton the Morgue Attendant
Fredric Lehne => INS Agent Janus
Jon Gries => Nick the Van Driver
Linda Fiorentino => Laurel
Mike Nussbaum => Gentle Rosenburg the Arquillian Jeweler
Patrick Breen => Reggie Redgick
Rip Torn => Chief Zed
Sergio Calderón => Jose
Siobhan Fallon Hogan => Beatrice (as Siobhan Fallon)
Tim Blaney => Frank the Pug
Tommy Lee Jones => Kay
Tony Shalhoub => Jack Jeebs
Verne Troyer => Alien Son
Vincent D'Onofrio => Edgar
Will Smith => James Darrel Edwards III

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Chris O'Donnell was first offered the role of J.
  • David Schwimmer was asked to play the role of J before Will Smith, but turned it down.
  • When J accidentally throws the "ball" in the MIB office, the ball briefly flies past the green alien "Wak" from the Joe Dante movie Explorers. Explorers featured an almost identical scene with a flying sphere that goes out of control and smashes through things.
  • The "known aliens" visible on the screen include Al Roker, [?] Isaac Mizrahi, Danny DeVito, director Barry Sonnenfeld, [?] Chloe Sonnenfeld (Barry's daughter), Sylvester Stallone, [?] Dionne Warwick, Newt Gingrich, [?] Anthony Robbins, George Lucas, and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
  • Clint Eastwood was offered the role of K but turned it down.