Men in Black
Protecting The Earth From The Scum Of The Universe.
( Action / Comedy / Sci-Fi )

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US Runtime: 98 min

Premiere Date:
Jul 02, 1997   [USA]
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Writers: Lowell Cunningham   [comic]
Ed Solomon   [screen story]
Ed Solomon   [screenplay]
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography: Donald Peterman
Edited by: Jim Miller


Tommy Lee Jones
Agent K
Linda Fiorentino
Dr. Laurel Weaver/Agent L
Rip Torn
Tony Shalhoub
Jack Jeebs
Siobhan Fallon
Beatrice, Edgar's Wife
Mike Nussbaum
Gentle Rosenburg
Jon Gries
Nick the Van Driver
Sergio Calderón
Carel Struycken
Fredric Lehne
INS Agent Janus
Richard Hamilton
Agent D
Kent Faulcon
1st Lt. Jake Jensen
John Alexander
Keith Campbell
Ken Thorley
Zap-Em Exterminator
Patrick Breen
Reggie Redgick
Becky Ann Baker
Mrs. Redgick
Harsh Nayyar
Manny the News Vendor
Michael Willis
Cop in Morgue
Willie C. Carpenter
Police Inspector
Peter Linari
Tow Truck Driver
David Cross
Newton the Morgue Attendant
Charles C. Stevenson Jr.
Agent B
Boris Leskin
Steve Rankin
INS Agent
Andy Prosky
INS Agent
Michael Goldfinger
NYPD Sergeant
Alpheus Merchant
Security Guard
Norma Jean Groh
Mrs. Irma Edelson
Bernard Gilkey
Baseball Player
Sean Plummer
First Contact Alien
Michael Kaliski
First Contact Alien
Richard Arthur
2nd First Contact Alien
Debbie Lee Carrington
Alien Father
Verne Troyer
Alien Son
Mykal Wayne Williams
Scared Guy
Tim Blaney
Frank the Pug voice
Mark Setrakian
Rosenberg Alien voice
Brad Abrell
Worm Guy voice
Thom Fountain
Worm Guy voice
Carl J. Johnson
Worm Guy voice
Drew Massey
Worm Guy voice
John Darrah
Army Officer (uncredited)
Karen Lynn Gorney
Announcer (uncredited)
Joe Paparone
Police Inspector (uncredited)
Stephanie Paliferro
INS Agent (uncredited)
Chloe Sonnenfeld
Alien on TV Monitors (uncredited)

Special Effects:

Autumn Light Entertainment
digital effects
Banned from the Ranch Entertainment (BFTRE)
alien languages
Cinovation Studios
alien make-up effects
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
special visual effects and animation
K.N.B. Effects Group
additional alien make-up effects
Les Productions Pascal Blais
additional alien make-up effects
additional alien makeup effects
Mo 42 Special Effects
main titles sequence
Mo42 Special Effects
main titles sequence
Open Films
main title sequence
Question Mark FX
additional digital effects
Steve Johnson’s XFX Inc.
additional alien makeup effects
Storyboard Inc.
additional alien make-up effects
Visual Concept Engineering (VCE)
additional visual effects

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Cinematographic Process:
Spherical / VistaVision - effects
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm
Film Length:
2686.2 m

Credits Fun:

  • The animals and aliens used in this film were in no way mistreated and all scenes in which they appeared were under strict supervision with the utmost concern for their handling.

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