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This imaginative summer comedy from director Barry Sonnenfeld (Get Shorty) is a lot of fun, largely on the strength of Will Smith's engaging performance as the rookie partner of a secret agent (Tommy Lee Jones) assigned to keep tabs on Earth-dwelling extraterrestrials. There's lots of comedy to spare in this bright film, some of the funniest stuff found in the margins of the major action. (A scene with Smith's character being trounced in the distance by a huge alien while Jones questions a witness is a riot.) The inventiveness never lets up, and the cast--including Vincent D'Onofrio doing frighteningly convincing work as an alien occupying a decaying human--hold up their end splendidly. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, ,
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Commentary by: director Barry Sonnenfeld, Rick Baker and the creative team at ILM
  • Featurette and trailer from Men In Black II
  • Scene editing workshop
  • Exclusive Documentary
  • Creatures: Concept to Creation
  • Music video
  • Storyboard comparisons
  • Conceptual art gallery
  • Multi-angle scene deconstructions
  • Original featurette
  • Character animation studies
  • Extended and alternate scenes
  • DVD ROM - Weblinks


Tommy Lee JonesKay
Will SmithJay
Linda FiorentinoLaurel
Vincent D'OnofrioEdgar
Rip TornZed
Tony ShalhoubJeebs
Siobhan FallonBeatrice
Mike NussbaumGentle Rosenburg
Jon GriesVan Driver
Sergio CalderónJose
Carel StruyckenArquillian
Fredric LehneINS Agent Janus (as Fredric Lane)
Richard HamiltonDee
Kent Faulcon1st Lt. Jake Jensen
John AlexanderMikey
Keith CampbellPerp
Ken ThorleyZap-em Man
Patrick BreenMr. Redgick
Becky Ann BakerMrs. Redgick
Sean WhalenPassport Officer
Harsh NayyarNews Vendor
Michael WillisCop in Morgue
Willie C. CarpenterPolice Inspector
Peter LinariTow Truck Driver
David CrossMorgue Attendant
Charles C. Stevenson Jr.MIB Agent Bee
Boris LeskinCook
Steve RankinINS Agent
Andy ProskyINS Agent
Michael GoldfingerNYPD Sergeant
ALpheus MerchantSecurity Guard
Norma Jean GrohMrs Edelson
Bernard GilkeyBaseball Player
Sean PlummerFirst Contact Alien
Michael KaliskiFirst Contact Alien
Richard Arthur2nd First Contact Alien
Debbie Lee CarringtonAlien Father
Verne TroyerAlien Son
Mykal Wayne WIlliamsScared Guy
Tim BlaneyFrank the Pug (voice)
Mark SetrakianRosenberg Alien (voice)
Brad AbrellWorm Guy (voice)
Thom FountainWorm Guy (voice)
Carl J. JohnsonWorm Guy (voice)
Drew MasseyWorm Guy (voice)
Christina BenitanReporter On-Air (uncredited)
Sean BunchMarine Lieutenant (uncredited)
John DarraArmy Officer (uncredited)
Danny DeVitoAlien on TV Monitors (uncredited)
Newt GingrichAlien on TV Monitors (uncredited)
Karen Lynn GorneyAnnouncer (uncredited)
Lee HarrisAnnouncer on PA System (uncredited)
Adrian LeeWall Street Broker (uncredited)
George LucasAlien on TV Monitors (uncredited)
Issac MizrahiAlien on TV Monitors (uncredited)
Fred NewmanMultiple Aliens (voice) (uncredited)
Stephanie PaliferroINS Agent (uncredited)
Joe PaparonePolice Inspector (uncredited)
Anthony RobbinsAlien on TV Monitors (uncredited)
Al RokerAlien on TV Monitors (uncredited)
Eliot SashPolice Officer #4 (uncredited)
Barry SonnenfeldAlien on TV Monitors (uncredited)
Chloe SonnenfeldAlien on TV Monitors (uncredited)
Steven SpielbergAlien on TV Monitors (uncredited)
Sylvester StalloneAlien on TV Monitors (uncredited)
Dionne WarwickAlien on TV Monitors (uncredited)

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Masterpiece MenInBlack
  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Theme(s): Sci-Fi (Futuristic), Espionage/Secret Ops
  • Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 98 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 2, 1997
    EuropeAug 1, 1997
    JapanDec 6, 1997
    AustraliaSep 11, 1997
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaMay 1, 2012
    EuropeMay 7, 2012
    JapanJun 25, 2008
    AustraliaJun 25, 2008
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 5, 2000
    EuropeSep 4, 2000
    JapanSep 29, 2000
    AustraliaSep 5, 2000
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