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Men in Black

"Protecting the Earth from the scum of the universe."

PG-13 1997-07-02 Action 1hr 38m

After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.

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After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.

  • Released
    1997-07-02
  • Revenue
    $589,390,539
  • Budget
    $90,000,000
  • Runtime
    1hr 38m
  • Genre
    Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English, Español
  • imdb-logo
    7.3
  • Production
    Columbia Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, MacDonald/Parkes Productions

Crew

Barry Sonnenfeld
Director
Ed Solomon
Screenplay
Walter F. Parkes
Producer

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Cast

Will Smith

Will Smith

James Edwards / Agent J
Linda Fiorentino

Linda Fiorentino

Dr. Laurel Weaver / Agent L
Vincent D'Onofrio

Vincent D'Onofrio

Edgar / The Bug
Rip Torn

Rip Torn

Chief Zed
Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub

Jack Jeebs
Mike Nussbaum

Mike Nussbaum

Gentle Rosenburg the Arquillian Jeweler
Jon Gries

Jon Gries

Van driver
Fredric Lehne

Fredric Lehne

INS agent Janus
Kent Faulcon

Kent Faulcon

2nd Lt. Jake Jensen
Ken Thorley

Ken Thorley

Zap-Em Man
Patrick Breen

Patrick Breen

Mr. Redgick
Becky Ann Baker

Becky Ann Baker

Mrs. Redgick
Sean Whalen

Sean Whalen

Passport Officer
Harsh Nayyar

Harsh Nayyar

News Vendor
Michael Willis

Michael Willis

Cop in Morgue
Willie C. Carpenter

Willie C. Carpenter

Police Inspector
Peter Linari

Peter Linari

Tow Truck Driver
David Cross

David Cross

Morgue Attendant
Steve Rankin

Steve Rankin

INS Agent
Andy Prosky

Andy Prosky

INS Agent
Michael Goldfinger

Michael Goldfinger

NYPD sergeant
Alpheus Merchant

Alpheus Merchant

Security Guard
Norma Jean Groh

Norma Jean Groh

Mrs. Edelson
Bernard Gilkey

Bernard Gilkey

Baseball Player
Sean Plummer

Sean Plummer

First Contact Alien
Michael Kaliski

Michael Kaliski

First Contact Alien
Richard Arthur

Richard Arthur

2nd First Contact Alien
Verne Troyer

Verne Troyer

Alien Son
Tim Blaney

Tim Blaney

Frank the Pug (voice)
Mark Setrakian

Mark Setrakian

Rosenberg Alien (voice)
Brad Abrell

Brad Abrell

Worm Guy (voice)
Thom Fountain

Thom Fountain

Worm Guy (voice)
Carl J. Johnson

Carl J. Johnson

Worm Guy (voice)
Drew Massey

Drew Massey

Worm Guy (voice)
Christina Benitan

Christina Benitan

On-Air Reporter (uncredited)
Lowell Cunningham

Lowell Cunningham

MiB HQ Office Worker (uncredited)
Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito

Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
John Elsen

John Elsen

NYPD Sergeant (uncredited)
Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich

Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
Karen Lynn Gorney

Karen Lynn Gorney

Announcer (uncredited)
Adrian Lee

Adrian Lee

Wall Street Broker (uncredited)
George Lucas

George Lucas

Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
Patricia McPherson

Patricia McPherson

Spouse K (uncredited)
Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi

Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
Fred Newman

Fred Newman

Aliens (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Paparone

Joe Paparone

Police Inspector (uncredited)
Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins

Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
Al Roker

Al Roker

Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
Eliot Sash

Eliot Sash

Police Officer #4 (uncredited)
Marshal Silverman

Marshal Silverman

Special Tech (uncredited)
Barry Sonnenfeld

Barry Sonnenfeld

Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
Chloe Sonnenfeld

Chloe Sonnenfeld

Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick

Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)

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Movie Reviews

Reviews for Men in Black
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A Review by Ruuz 6

Written by Ruuz on 2017-11-28

Maybe it doesn't hold up as well as you'd hoped, but both leads are actually putting in the effort in this first entry, and _Men in Black_ i... read more

Maybe it doesn't hold up as well as you'd hoped, but both leads are actually putting in the effort in this first entry, and _Men in Black_ is still, after all these years, a bit of fun. _Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._

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A Review by Wuchak 6

Written by Wuchak on 2020-05-24

_**Fun sci-fi comedy with Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith**_ An athletic New York City police officer (Will Smith) joins a shadowy governm... read more

_**Fun sci-fi comedy with Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith**_ An athletic New York City police officer (Will Smith) joins a shadowy government organization that deals with extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. Tommy Lee Jones plays his senior partner, Rip Torn the head of the agency, Vincent D'Onofrio a possessed hick and Linda Fiorentino an attractive coronor. "Men in Black" (1997) is wildly amusing in the first half, but loses its energy a bit in the last act. Nevertheless, it fills the bill for when you’re in the mood for fun & thrilling popcorn entertainment. It inspired three sequels as of this date: “Men in Black II” (2002), “Men in Black 3” (2012) and “Men in Black: International” (2019) with the last one being the only movie in the series without Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. The film runs 1 hour, 38 minutes, and was shot in New York City & surrounding area (e.g. Jersey City), as well as Semi Valley, CA (the saucer crash sequence) and nearby Los Angeles/Culver City. GRADE: B-

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A Review by Kamurai 7

Written by Kamurai on 2020-08-27

Good watch, could watch again, and can recommend. This was a better movie historically than actually. It at least felt like it introduce... read more

Good watch, could watch again, and can recommend. This was a better movie historically than actually. It at least felt like it introduced some concepts of having aliens infiltrated Terra into the industry, even if it didn't actually. Maybe it popularized it more, but it was very good at walking the audience across that line that separates our normal Terran view to that of an integrated society. Or maybe I just love the concept of aliens on our planet that much. I definitely don't think it was the manner they took: the humor is as annoying as it is funny most of the time, and Tommy Lee Jones is just as funny as Will Smith (that's saying something, personally) as the straight man, credit to both of them. That said, they were a perfect for the movie, and all the supporting cast did wonderfully. Vincent D'Onofrio, as "Not Edgar", was probably the funniest character in the movie to me, and I don't think he was supposed to be. The "haze the rookie by leaving out vital information" bit is cliche and worn out, but that's have the jokes here. I definitely like the movie, and I love what it could have been.

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A Review by SoSmooth1982 8

Written by SoSmooth1982 on 2023-07-19

Another favorite movie of mine. Aliens disguised as humans. Mmmmm sounds like real life. This movie is hilarious. I got one question, you ev... read more

Another favorite movie of mine. Aliens disguised as humans. Mmmmm sounds like real life. This movie is hilarious. I got one question, you ever flashy thing me? Lol!

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A Review by Geronimo1967 7

Written by Geronimo1967 on 2023-08-27

I saw this again recently - commemorating 25 years since it's original release, and to this day I still remember the image of the little ali... read more

I saw this again recently - commemorating 25 years since it's original release, and to this day I still remember the image of the little aliens with the duty-free trolley of cigarettes trying to flee Earth after we are threatened with destruction by the "Arquillian" empire with powerful weapons - who want their "galaxy" back. It falls to "K" (Tommy Lee Jones) and his streetwise, rookie colleague "J" (Will Smith) to identify then try to track down this article - and the evil beast that killed their Emperor who was carrying it - before the Imperium takes it's, literally, Earth-shattering action. There is a great dynamic between the two stars, plenty of humour to compliment the fun special effects and as we discover, loads of characters amongst the alien creatures who have been inhabiting this planet since God was a boy. The ending goes on bit, but it has stood the test of time well, and is still easily the best of this franchise.

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A Review by Prodank 8

Written by Prodank on 2023-09-20

"Men in Black" taps into my lifelong fascination with aliens. This sci-fi comedy is a delightful journey with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones... read more

"Men in Black" taps into my lifelong fascination with aliens. This sci-fi comedy is a delightful journey with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, offering a perfect mix of humor and action. It's a childhood favorite that keeps the charm alive with its stellar blend of comedy and extraterrestrial intrigue. It may showcase some dated CGI and prosthetics by today's standards, they remain acceptable, adding a nostalgic charm to the film without detracting from its overall enjoyment. The practical effects still hold up surprisingly well, adding to the movie's unique appeal. By today's standards, it is very rewatchable with a rating of 8/10.

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A Review by Gimly

Maybe it doesn't hold up as well as you'd hoped, but both leads are actually putting in the effort in this first entry, and _Men in Black_ is still, after all these years, a bit of fun. _Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally re...

reviewer avatar

A Review by Ruuz 6

Written by Ruuz on 2017-11-28

Maybe it doesn't hold up as well as you'd hoped, but both leads are actually putting in the effort in this first entry, and _Men in Black_ is still, after all these years, a bit of fun. _Final rati...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Wuchak 6

Written by Wuchak on 2020-05-24

_**Fun sci-fi comedy with Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith**_ An athletic New York City police officer (Will Smith) joins a shadowy government organization that deals with extraterrestrial interactio...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Kamurai 7

Written by Kamurai on 2020-08-27

Good watch, could watch again, and can recommend. This was a better movie historically than actually. It at least felt like it introduced some concepts of having aliens infiltrated Terra into the ...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by SoSmooth1982 8

Written by SoSmooth1982 on 2023-07-19

Another favorite movie of mine. Aliens disguised as humans. Mmmmm sounds like real life. This movie is hilarious. I got one question, you ever flashy thing me? Lol!...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Geronimo1967 7

Written by Geronimo1967 on 2023-08-27

I saw this again recently - commemorating 25 years since it's original release, and to this day I still remember the image of the little aliens with the duty-free trolley of cigarettes trying to flee ...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Prodank 8

Written by Prodank on 2023-09-20

"Men in Black" taps into my lifelong fascination with aliens. This sci-fi comedy is a delightful journey with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, offering a perfect mix of humor and action. It's a childho...

read more