Men in Black
Men in Black is a 1997 science fiction comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Vincent D'Onofrio. The film was based on the Men in Black comic book series by Lowell Cunningham, originally published by Aircel Comics. The film featured the creature effects and makeup of Rick Baker. The film was released on July 2, 1997 by Columbia Pictures and grossed over $587 million worldwide against a $90 million budget. It was followed by a 2002 sequel, Men in Black II, an animated series titled Men in Black: The Series as well as a second sequel that will be released in 2012, Men in Black III. Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) is a member of the Men in Black (MiB), a secret agency without ties to any government, whose goal is to maintain Earth as a "neutral zone" for extraterrestrial aliens seeking refuge, whom they disguise as humans around New York City. The agency maintains its secrecy by using a "neuralyzer" to wipe the memories of those that encounter either them or the aliens, and also the memories of former agents when they retire. Operating from a large underground base at a Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority ventilation station, they fund
Writer: Ed Solomon, Lowell Cunningham
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Producer: Steven Spielberg, Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Steven Molen, Graham Place
Cast: Will Smith, Carel Struycken, Linda Fiorentino, Rip Torn, Tommy Jones, Tony Shalhoub, Vincent D'Onofrio, Siobhan Fallon, Michael Willis, Sergio Calderon
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