Men in Black

Men in Black

  • Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Writer: Lowell Cunningham,Ed Solomon
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Release date: July 2, 1997
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Sound mix: DTS, Dolby
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: MIB
  • "Men in Black" (Men in Black) is a 1997 sci-fi comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld , adapted from Lowell Cunningham 's comics of the same name, by Tommy Lee Jones , Willard Christopher Smith Jr , Linda Fiorentino , Vincent D'Onofrio , Starring Rip Torn . The film was released on July 2, 1997 by the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group . 
    The film tells the story of a large number of aliens taking refuge on the earth due to continuous wars in the universe. Men in Black, as a special police officer specializing in dealing with aliens, is committed to preventing evil aliens from secretly invading and destroying the earth. 


    • Release date July 2, 1997
    • Filming locations Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Ventilator Shaft, Battery Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
    • Production companies Columbia Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes/MacDonald Image Nation

    Box office


    $90,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Chanelle 2022-07-28 15:33:26

      Men in Black--Lighthearted Science Fiction Movi

      At first, it was for Will Smith. After watching it, I fell in love with this film, and it also started my pursuit of science fiction movies. I don't really like the epic Star Wars, and I don't like the horrible and disgusting Alien. I like warmth and splendor like in "ET," and I like light and fun like in "Men in

    • By Howell 2022-04-20 09:01:02

      MIB Who invented the word?

      Tommy is so handsome, he just outshines Will.
      Why is the wrinkled uncle's charm still irresistible ? It
      's more troublesome for a nympho to watch movies. . . Hee hee

      man in black? Black super SWAT?
      The former name is more mysterious. The latter one is more handsome
      . As a guy who likes mystery, the
      man in black is good
      , especially the black glasses. In fact, I envy the time clearer the

      most. I
      really like it
      . Those aliens look so...

    • By Eileen 2022-04-20 09:01:02

      The unhyped American hero

      I watched it a few years ago, the movie channel is following the trend, and I also follow the trend and watch it again.
      Will Smith's fancy clothes, bright colors such as red, onion, green, pale yellow, etc., greeted him, but they were not shocking, but seemed to be full of vitality. The main reason is that this fellow's eyes are innocent and pure, and even if he makes a big mistake, he can still be forgiven.
      There is such a thing as personal charm.
      Partner Kate is the opposite,...

    • By Bailey 2022-04-20 09:01:02

      Trash movies made by people with no brains are illogical

      Junk movies made by people with no brains are illogical
      . First of all, I will declare that I have watched the first and second two movies.
      Alien technology is so developed.
      Look at our earth:
      1. Alien spaceships can enter the earth at will. The first boss and the second boss. After coming to earth, people on earth still don't know. Can aliens be managed with this technology?
      2. When aliens come to the earth, they can transform into technology so advanced that they...

    • By Stuart 2022-04-20 09:01:02

      A few compliments from Men in Black

      The release of Men in Black 3 has ended. I also watched "One", and this is the second time I watched it. After reading the script in sections, I gained some new understanding, and now I post it and share it with you.
      The opening of the film spends a lot of time constructing a new worldview for us. Transformers are not the only alien species living on the earth, there are also all kinds of aliens with strange appearances, the same joys and sorrows, love and hatred of aliens and we live on...

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    • By Elaina 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      1. Tommy Lee Jones and Da Will, two attractive men; 2. The unbridled ideas are not outdated now, good popcorn; 3. The likes and dislikes of bugs....

    • By Felicia 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      Humans desire to know whether they are unique or universal in the...

    • By Kamryn 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      I know this is my problem...but I really can't get the point of laughter...but Shi Huang's vulgar but not evil humor has left a strong personal mark on the...

    • By Loren 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      Perhaps because of the age, the sci-fi films at that time felt like they were amusing themselves. I can imagine what episodes the audience was amazed at back then. But they were surprised, I just watched from the sidelines. After all, we are modern people who have experienced 2012 and...

    • By Wellington 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      The control of aliens in the human brain can definitely be ranked in the top 100 sci-fi classics, right? Excellent Hollywood production, plus a bit of period...

    Behind the scenes gags

    At first, Will Smith was reluctant to appear in the film. Later, under the persuasion of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, he decided to accept the role of J.
    Tommy Lee Jones was initially very disappointed with the first draft of the script, but after Steven Spielberg promised to revise it, he decided to take the lead.
    To star in this film, Will Smith went to Las Vegas to attend a seminar on encounters with....
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    Background creation

    The film is based on Lowell Cunningham 's comic of the same name. Producers Walter F. Parks and Laurie Macdonald bought the copyright in 1992 and found Ed Solo The door writes the script, and the two hope that the film will be as faithful to the original as possible. Barry Sonnenfeld, who successfully directed "The Adams Family" and "The Values ​​of the Adams Family", was initially unable to be the director of the film because of "The...
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    Movie quotes

    • [Jay and Kay meet a strange-looking man holding a dog on a leash]

      Jay: Now that's the worst disguise ever. That guy's gotta be an alien.

      Frank the Pug: You don't like it, you can kiss my furry little butt!

    • Kay: I don't suppose you know what kind of alien life form leaves a green spectral trail and craves sugar water, do you?

      Jay: Uh, wait, that was on "Final Jeopardy!" last night. Damn, Alex said...

      Kay: [opening his cell phone] Zed, we have a bug.

    • [Dr. Weaver is trying to stall Edgar so she can escape]

      Dr. Weaver: You don't want to eat me. I'm a very important person on my planet. Like a queen, a goddess even. There are those who worship me. I'm not saying this to impress you, I'm just warning you it could start a war.

      Edgar: War? Good. That means more food for my family. All 78 million of them. That's a lot of mouths to feed, Highness.

      Dr. Weaver: You're a wonderful dad, but I'm staying HERE!