Men in Black (movie)

1997 science fiction comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

Men in Black is a 1997 American supernatural action comedy movie. It is set in New York City and stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

In the story, a New York police officer, James Edwards, is persuaded to join a very secret organisation known as Men In Black. The name comes from the black clothes they wear. He is given the new name Agent J and works with Agent K. The organisation is intended to monitor the many alien beings that live on Earth - mainly in New York - disguised as normal humans.

One day, a flying saucer crashes into Earth. The 'Bug' that it contains is a powerful alien that takes the body of a human. It is searching for an energy source called "The Galaxy". Agents J and K must stop the bug before it can escape. This they manage to do. At the end of the film, Agent K decides that he doesn't want to do this work anymore, and is treated by Agent J so that he won't remember the work he used to do

The movie made over $500 million worldwide in total.

It was followed by sequels Men in Black II and Men in Black 3.

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Country Premiere
  Canada 2 July 1997
  United States 2 July 1997
  Denmark 4 July 1997
  Iceland 4 July 1997
  Brazil 11 July 1997
  Colombia 11 July 1997
  Spain 11 July 1997
  Norway 11 July 1997
  Sweden 11 July 1997
  South Korea 12 July 1997
  Argentina 17 July 1997
  Peru 17 July 1997
  Netherlands 24 July 1997
  Portugal 25 July 1997
  Venezuela 30 July 1997
  Hong Kong 31 July 1997
  Singapore 31 July 1997
  Ecuador 1 August 1997
  Estonia 1 August 1997
  Finland 1 August 1997
  United Kingdom 1 August 1997
  Ireland 1 August 1997
  Mexico 1 August 1997
  Uruguay 1 August 1997
  Belgium 6 August 1997
  France 6 August 1997
  Kuwait 6 August 1997
  Israel 8 August 1997
  Philippines 27 August 1997
  South Africa 29 August 1997
  Chile 4 September 1997
  Hungary 4 September 1997
   Switzerland 5 September 1997 (French speaking region)
   Switzerland 5 September 1997 (German speaking region)
  Australia 11 September 1997
  Germany 11 September 1997
  Slovenia 11 September 1997
  Austria 12 September 1997
  Kazakhstan 12 September 1997
  Russia 12 September 1997
  Thailand 12 September 1997
  New Zealand 18 September 1997
  Greece 26 September 1997
  Italy 3 October 1997
  Poland 3 October 1997
  Turkey 3 October 1997
  Romania 7 November 1997
  Japan 6 December 1997

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