Men in Black (1997)
Front Cover Actor
Tommy Lee Jones K
Will Smith J
Linda Fiorentino Laurel
Vincent D'Onofrio Edgar
Rip Torn Zed
Tony Shalhoub Jeebs
Mike Nussbaum Gentle Rosenberg
Harsh Nayyar News Vendor
Sean Plummer First Contact Alien
Andy Prosky INS Agent
Siobhan Fallon Beatrice, Edgar's Wife
Jon Gries Nick the Van Driver
Sergio Calderón Jose
Movie Details
Genre Action; Comedy; Sci-Fi
Director Barry Sonnenfeld
Producer Laurie MacDonald; Steven R. Molen
Writer Lowell Cunningham; Ed Solomon
Studio Columbia TriStar; Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 38 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
For his fifth effort as a feature-film director, one-time cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld brought his cartoonish visual style and darkly humorous sensibilities to this adaptation of, appropriately enough, a tongue-in-cheek sci-fi comic book. Will Smith stars as James Darrel Edwards, a New York City cop with an athletic physique and a flippant, anti-authoritarian attitude toward law enforcement. After chasing down a mysterious perpetrator one night who turns out to be an alien, James is recruited by "K" ( Tommy Lee Jones ), a veteran of a clandestine government agency secretly policing the comings and goings of aliens on planet Earth. Nicknamed the "men in black" for their nondescript uniform of black suit, shoes, tie, and sunglasses, the agents are assigned to recover a bauble that's been stolen by an intergalactic terrorist ( Vincent D'Onofrio ). It seems the item is none other than the galaxy itself, and its theft has plunged humanity into the center of what's shaping up to become an interstellar war, unless K and his new wisecracking partner, now renamed "J," can stop the bad guy. On their side but somewhat in the dark is a pretty, unflappable city medical examiner ( Linda Fiorentino ) who has been zapped one too many times by K's ingenious memory-sapping device. Men in Black was a box office smash, inspiring an animated children's television series and a hit soundtrack album that featured a performance by star (and rapper) Smith . — Karl Williams
Personal Details
My Rating 6
Seen It Yes
Index 946
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/4/03
Purchase Price $8.00
Store Warehouse
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 008
Product Details
Edition (Collector's Series)
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 043396826595
Chapters
Release Date 2000
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby