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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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It arrives.


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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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10 June 2011 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

In the summer of 2010, Joel Courtney visited his brother, an aspiring L.A. actor, attended one of his brother's acting classes, fell in love with acting, auditioned for a TV commercial in LA, was urged by an acting coach to answer a J.J. Abrams casting call, and after eleven call-backs landed the lead role of Joe Lamb. See more »

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Seeing the alien's claw marks in the walls of the caverns he created after initially tunneling down in the cemetery's storage building, one may wonder where the huge mountains of displaced dirt went. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Mentiras arriesgadas (2012) See more »

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Don't Bring Me Down
Written by Jeff Lynne
Performed by Electric Light Orchestra
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Publishing
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Super 0
14 August 2011 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I haven't made any reviews on here for a while, but I felt the urge to do so for this particular film. Guys, this movie is not worth it. It's a bunch of ideas (taken from other movies, such as "Cloverfield", "Goonies" to name a few) put together and not in the best of ways. The scenario is flat, nothing surprising, no real emotions and a bit predictable. It feels like both JJ and Spielberg are toying with us, recycling older movies and just feeding it to us, the audience. Don't spend your cash on it, spend it on something a bit more useful. It might be worth renting it once it comes out on DVD but even then, I'm not sure...


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