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Men in Black II (2002)

 -  Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  3 July 2002 (USA)
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Agent J needs help so he is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory.

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Storyline

Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIBs untarnished mission statement: protecting the earth from the scum of the universe. It's been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. And now it's a race against the clock as Jay must convince Kay-who not only has absolutely no memory of his time spent with the Men In Black, but is also the only living person left with the expertise to save the galaxy-to reunite with the MIB before the earth submits to ultimate destruction. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some provocative humor | See all certifications »

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3 July 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

MIB 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,254,566 (Italy) (13 September 2002)

Gross:

£22,018,371 (UK) (27 September 2002)
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Trivia

In the Hungarian-dubbed version Elizabeth (the Young Girl at the Post Office) lines were redubbed from "Twenty Rugrats stamps please" to "South Park stamps please" because South Park (1997) was better known than Rugrats (1991) in Hungary that time. In the German-dubbed version her lines were re-dubbed to "Pokémon stamps please" because Pokémon (1998) was better known at that time. See more »

Goofs

Code 101 Lockdown requires MIB Headquarters to be pressurized. When agent J blows a hole in the entrance, everything (hot dogs, umbrella, etc.) blows INTO the building. Most people think of pressurization as adding pressure, but negative pressurization, which creates a partial vacuum and so would suck in outside air, is also possible. It's used primarily to prevent pathogens or toxic gasses (both of which are probably present somewhere in MIB headquarters) from escaping into the general atmosphere. It's technically incorrect to refer to it simply as 'pressurization' but it's used colloquially to refer to negative pressurization by those who use it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mysteries in History Narrator: Mysteries in History with your host, Peter Graves!
Peter Graves: Although no one has ever been able to prove their existence, a quasi-government agency known as the Men in Black supposedly carries out secret operations here on Earth in order to keep us safe from aliens throughout the galaxies. Here is one of their stories that never happened, from one of their files that doesn't exist...
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Crazy Credits

Title designer Pablo Ferro used the spindly lettering style of the film's opening sequence from Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), which was Ferro's first film. See more »


Soundtracks

Planet of the Wolves
Written by Seiji Anno, Hideaki Sekiguchi and Toru Kuvibayashi
Performed by Guitar Wolf
Courtesy of Matador Records
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Good Movie
11 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was really impressed by the first MIB movie with its good story and the terrific special effects to carry it. This movie is no exception. Everything that made the first movie great is back, plus they delve deeper into things they should have done in the first movie. The Pug for one and the inter-workings of the MIB to name two. Will shines in his role, Tommy knocks me out with his dead pan delivery and together they blow me away, but the best thing is from giving the Pug more screen time. His singing is the funniest thing since ever. Tony Shalhoub and Rip Torn also highlight the movie; without them, there is no movie. Rosario Dawson highlights the movie as an innocent ingenue very well too. Lara Flynn-Boyle does nasty very well; I had a dirty little smirk when she said she could rule the world with the right size of mammaries (being an alien as she was and using some computer graphics would have made for an even more interesting scene ala The Benny Hill Show). The plot is great with its expectations and then twist to the end. Definitely a worth-see !


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