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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The license plate that is burned in the beach fire is a Florida plate; the license plate that Henri replaces it with is a New Mexico plate. See more »


When John and Nicole are making out in the water (about 5 feet deep) at the beginning of the movie they are far away from the other people at the beach party. When John's leg starts glowing she has to swim to shore and then run to the other people. But in the video from the website they are in shallow water (2-3 feet deep) and the person filming them is apparently quite close as the video is very clear and close up. 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 Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Somebody's Watching Me
Written & Performed by Rockwell
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Michael Jackson appears courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

A Great Weekend Movie
19 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

A great movie will leave you yearning for a sequel, and I Am Number Four certainly does.

First off, the visuals were astounding. This really goes without saying, but the final battle in the movie was incredible.

Another sign of a great movie, my friends and I truly liked the characters. We actually cared about what happened to them (something that I can't say about other book-to-movie Harry-Potter-wannabes.) Even number Six, a bad-ass female with Nightcrawler-like power was lovable!

Finally, the storyline was engaging and easy to understand. Yes, there were some unexplained portions, but this is only the first movie in a series. I understood it just fine without having read the book, and there was no point in the movie where I felt that things were moving too slowly (nor to quickly, for that matter.)

I would urge you not to take any of the negative reviews written by middle-aged men to heart - spend the 10 bucks and give this movie a chance. I promise you that you'll end up enjoying it!

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