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I Am Number Four (2011)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Hochendoner ...
Molly McGinnis ...
Andy Owen ...
Bret (as Andrew Owen)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Am Number Four: The IMAX Experience  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,755,854 (USA) (18 February 2011)


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sharlto Copley was cast as Henri, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »


When Henri gives John his phone, he informs him that he'll be calling every hour John is on his own to make sure he's okay, and if John doesn't pick up, Henri will know something is wrong (implying he'll assume the Mogs have attacked John and will come looking for him). During dinner at Sarah's, John reluctantly surrenders his phone after noticing three missed calls from Henri. Despite the fact that John had not answered his phone for three hours, Henri did nothing about it, and does not even mention it at all afterward. See more »


[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."
Kern: Pathetic.
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Crazy Credits

Clouds blow over the DreamWorks SKG logo which then reveals a shot from space See more »


References The X-Files (1993) See more »


Written by Jim Adkins, Richard Burch, Zachary Michael Lind & Thomas Darrell Linton
Performed by Jimmy Eat World
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I echo the sentiment of many
29 May 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Watched the movie "I am number four" tonight. The first 40 minutes it felt like I was watching a re-hashed "Twilight" movie rather than a sci-fi/horror pic. But then it got good. It was well worth the watch if you can make it through that first half of beaten to death formula high school angst movies that Twilight has seemed to spawn. You can bet that there will be sequels too, but they may be straight to video. The first half of the movie I give it 1 star, but it was the fault of the story, not the acting. The second half, I give it 8 stars. The acting was good, there were very nice special effects and some pretty cool alien bad guys in the style of "Pinhead."

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