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I Am Number Four (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  18 February 2011 (USA)
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Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.

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Extraordinary teen John Smith (Pettyfer) is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love (Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

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I Am Number Four: The IMAX Experience  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,628,523 (UK) (25 February 2011)

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$55,092,830 (USA) (27 May 2011)
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Trivia

Dianna Agron landed her role after a chance meeting with executive producer Steven Spielberg at a charity event. As a big fan of Glee (2009), Spielberg was seriously considering Agron for a prominent part when the chance encounter proved beneficial for both parties. See more »

Goofs

(at around 29 mins) When John is standing in front of his open locker, three students walk by him in the background. In the next hall scene, the students have suddenly vanished. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Drew: [to Daniel] You know, showboating like that just make you look desperate.
Kern: Yeah, "Look at me. I can flip my ski."
[scoffs]
Kern: Pathetic.
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Clouds blow over the DreamWorks SKG logo which then reveals a shot from space See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gossip Girl: I Am Number Nine (2011) See more »

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Shelter
Written by Romy Madley-Croft (as Romy Croft), Baria Qureshi, Oliver Sim & Jamie XX (as Jamie Smith)
Performed by The Xx (as The xx)
Courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
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Liked it even though I'm not from the target age group
23 October 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

That was better than I was expecting especially since I'm not in the target age group. It has a 'Twilight'-ish feel to it with typical teenage angst, high-school issues and some light romance, but on the other side its also a pretty cool sci-fi flick with great special effects and some interesting/unique bad guys.

It follows "John Smith" who is from another planet, (literally). He's masquerading as a typical teen and with the help of his (fairly useless) guardian has been on the run his entire life, trying to stay one step ahead of the intergalactic bounty hunters sent to kill his kind. They are being taken out in numerical order, and John is Number Four.

The final battle scene is kinda epic and the chick playing #6 really kicks ass. I loved the dog/lizard creature and the ending is also very good while being left open for sequels -of course. I remember this book being super popular. 12/29/13


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