Men in Black (movie)

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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.

Release Dates[change | change source]

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 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
 Japan 6 December 1997

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