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Charm, wit and some outrageous insect-type aliens make a winning cosmic combination. K (Jones) and J (Smith) are top-secret government operatives, investigating alien visitations on Earth, who must stop terrorist extraterrestrial D'Onofrio from causing a galactic disaster. Excellent chemistry between deadpan Jones and hip-hop Smith is strengthened by a very funny script. Director Sonnenfeld tops it off with just enough detail and human element to keep the special effects from stealing the show, and with Rick Baker around, that's not easy to do. Boxoffice hit that should spawn a sequel or two. Adapted from the Marvel comic book.

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Available on Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Sci-Fi, Alien Beings--Vicious, Adapted from Comics, Buddy Cops, Alien Beings--Benign, Special FX Wizards: Rick Baker, Aliens Are People, Too, Top Grossing Films of 1997, Amnesia, Cats, Cockroaches, New York, New York, Talking Animals
Edward Solomon
Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Rip Torn, Vincent D'Onofrio, Tony Shalhoub, Carel Struycken, Sergio Calderon, Siobhan Fallon
Don Peterman
Barry Sonnenfeld
Danny Elfman
Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Steven Spielberg, Amblin Entertainment, Columbia Pictures


Oscars 1997: Makeup; MTV Movie Awards 1998: Song ("Men in Black"), Fight (Will Smith/alien).

Visitor Reviews

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Men in Black used to be one mine and my sisters' favorite movie. We even had the soundtrack. I remember one year when I was younger, we even did the theme song to one of our cheer routines. The special effects are so cool and the comedy is great in Men in Black! Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones make a great team. They are hilarious together. Their two characters are top secret agents who have to get rid of aliens from making a huge disaster. This is definitely a must see movie.