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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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Benji Kaznyk
Peg Kaznyk


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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It arrives.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 June 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Super 8  »

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Bruce Greenwood provided the motion-capture performance of the alien. He is credited in the cast list as "Cooper", which was the creature's nickname on set. See more »


When the main characters are viewing the teacher's film in the classroom, the label design on the TDK audio cassette tape shown dates from the mid 1980s (at around 1h 15 mins). See more »


[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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Charles's completed zombie movie is shown during the closing credits. See more »


References The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »


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a waste of money---corny and predictable
11 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the most boring films I have seen in a long time. It has the Stephen Spielberg lack of subtlety (if there is loud explosion... someone will always exclaim, "wow! that was loud!" There are constant super corny references to the 70s (Farrah hair, CB radios, pintos, walk-men...every appliance is "Harvest Gold" or "Avacado Green." If you can predict the whole plot of the movie within ten minutes. I am further sadden that people have given this movie good reviews. Lots of corny moments with teary eyed kids that are so over the top that don't pull at anyone's heartstrings. I wish the monster had destroyed this town!It was awful.

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