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Cloverfield (2008)

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A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

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Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character. Written by Pip Carlson

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Some Thing Has Found Us


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Rated PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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18 January 2008 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,146,546 (USA) (18 January 2008)

Gross:

$80,034,302 (USA) (4 April 2008)
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Trivia

At the beginning of the film there is a textual reference to DARPA - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency which is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military. See more »

Goofs

No camera comes with an integrated light (which it is obviously as Hud must be pointed to it) that has such power as it is seen in the tunnel. See more »

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[first lines]
Rob Hawkins: It's 6:42 AM. Beth's dad's place. He's out of town. And it's already a good day.
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Crazy Credits

During the Paramount and Bad Robot logos, the creatures footsteps can be heard growing louder and louder as the titles progress. See more »

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Referenced in Grave Encounters 2 (2012) See more »

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Sunday Ticket
Written by David Robidoux
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7.4!? No wonder Hollywood keeps serving us up steaming piles of poop!
24 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Did people rate this movie high because they felt sorry for the people in it? I don't get it. This movie was awful, poorly made, and just annoying. I hate movies where the only camera used is the stupid camcorder someone is holding. Like any other movie of this genre the camera shakes so bad when something is happening you have to close your eyes before you have a seizure. It's because of the success of these types of movies that Hollywood can put together a cheap $18,000 movie with a camcorder and virtually no special effects (because when the action hits they can just shake the camera), put it in theaters, and watch as all the monkeys show up and hand over their money. Has society become this brainless!? No wonder I can't get myself to spend $9 to go see a movie at the theaters anymore, the odds of being disappointed by another 'b-movie' is just too great.


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