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Super 8 (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  10 June 2011 (USA)
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During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

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In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined. Written by Official site

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,451,168 (USA) (10 June 2011)

Gross:

$126,975,169 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Trivia

J.J. Abrams mentions in the DVD commentary that every time you see the water tower in the movie, it is computer generated. See more »

Goofs

The patch seen on the Ohio Deputy Sheriffs did not come into use until 1996 or 1997 the patch before that was a triangular patch that said Deputy Sheriff with a 5 pointed star under it and the seal of Ohio inside that star. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Kaznyk: I'm so worried for that boy.
Mr. Kaznyk: Joe's gonna be okay.
Mrs. Kaznyk: She was everything to him.
Mr. Kaznyk: Jack's gonna step up. He's a good man.
Mrs. Kaznyk: But he's never had to be a father before. I don't think he understands Joe.
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There are no opening credits other than the title appearing on the screen. See more »

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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.21 (2011) See more »

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Le Freak
Written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers
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Bad Movie
12 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I registered to this site, simply so you would know this movie sucks. At times I wanted to give up, because those cryptic phrases were kicking my a**. Bottom line, this movie really blows, wait for the DVD, TRUST ME. If you pay to see this movie, go choke on popcorn. ;) It now says that my review has to be a minimum of 10 lines. So if you haven't left a review before, be sure to have at least 10 lines of text so you don't sit here typing. Let me remind you of how horrible this movie really is. Started off cool, slow plot, giving it hope. Well, hope is pointless. If you are still reading this, remind yourself that you like yourself, and that you really don't like wasting money. Then you have to come home and feel like idiot for dropping money for you and your girl to go see a horrible movie. I really hope you didn't spend money on popcorn or candy. Boy, another ten dollars gone. Hope I can submit this now. Seriously, if you are still with me....Go leave a review, and let others know how helpful I really am.


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