Men in black

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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, Rovi
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Grouped Work IDbd6742c0-7469-d72b-e739-6ad5b2648f10
Grouping Titlemen in black
Grouping Authorcolumbia pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-10-16 11:17:24AM
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auth_author2Cunningham, Lowell, 1959-
D'Onofrio, Vincent.
Elfman, Danny.
Fiorentino, Linda.
Jones, Tommy Lee, 1946-
MacDonald, Laurie.
McDonald, Laurie.
Miller, Jim.
Parkes, Walter F.
Peterman, Donald.
Shalhoub, Tony, 1953-
Smith, Will, 1968-
Solomon, Ed.
Sonnenfeld, Barry.
Torn, Rip, 1931-
author2-roleAmblin Entertainment (Firm)
Columbia Pictures.
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Cunningham, Lowell,1959-
D'Onofrio, Vincent.
Elfman, Danny.
Fiorentino, Linda.
Jones, Tommy Lee,1946-
MacDonald, Laurie.
McDonald, Laurie.
Miller, Jim.
Parkes, Walter F.
Peterman, Donald.
Shalhoub, Tony,1953-
Smith, Will,1968-
Solomon, Ed.
Sonnenfeld, Barry.
Torn, Rip,1931-
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display_descriptionNew York City is being threatened by a villainous bug who has inhabited the body of a farmer. The mission is to locate and exterminate the bug before it destroys the planet.
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subject_facetComedy films
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Human-alien encounters -- Drama
Life on other planets -- Drama
Men in black (UFO phenomenon) -- Drama
Science fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayMen in black
title_fullMen in black [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures presents an Amblin Entertainment production ; produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald ; directed by Barry Sonnenfeld ; screenplay, Ed Solomon
Men in black [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures presents an Amblin Entertainment production in association with MacDonald Parkes Productions ; screen story and screenplay by Ed Solomon ; produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald ; directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
title_shortMen in black
topic_facetHuman-alien encounters
Life on other planets
Men in black (UFO phenomenon)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired