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Super 8
- Joel Courtney

Overview - Writer/director J.J. Abrams teams with producer Steven Spielberg for this period sci-fi thriller set in the late '70s, and centering on a mysterious train crash in a small Ohio town. Summer, 1979: a group of young friends are filming a Super-8 movie when a pickup truck derails a speeding train.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Writer/director J.J. Abrams teams with producer Steven Spielberg for this period sci-fi thriller set in the late '70s, and centering on a mysterious train crash in a small Ohio town. Summer, 1979: a group of young friends are filming a Super-8 movie when a pickup truck derails a speeding train. When the locals start to disappear and even the inquisitive deputy can't come up with answers, suspicions emerge that the incident was anything but an accident. As the truth finally begins emerge, no one is prepared to learn what now stalks the unsuspecting citizens of this once quiet community. Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning star.

Cast List

Industrial Light and Magic
I.L.M.
ILM
Tom Johnson - SOUND\"FORREST GUMP"
Udi Nedivi
Andy Nelson
Tommy Gormley
Anna Behlmer - SOUND RECORDIST
Larry Fong - Dir. of Photography, 300, (2007)
John Stoneham Jr.
Jeffrey Abrams - Screenwriter - ARMAGEDDON; Creator of "Felicity" and "Alias"
J.J. Abrams - Screenwriter - ARMAGEDDON; Creator of "Felicity" and "Alias"
George Drakoulias - Music supervisor, MARGOT AT THE WEDDING
Michael Giacchino - Composer, THE INCREDIBLES (2004)
Jeri Baker
Jamie Kelman
Paul Kavanagh - Animator
Fainche MacCarthy
Laura Liz Little
Bonni Flowers
Philippe Carr-Forster
Steven Riley
Stephen Oh - Key Costumer
N. Edward Fincher
Jack Axelrod
Dan Castellaneta - Actor, THE SIMPSONS
Kyle Chandler - American Actor
Thomas F. Duffy - Actor, THE EYE OF THE STRANGER
Thomas Duffy - Actor, THE EYE OF THE STRANGER
Ron Eldard - American Actor
Amanda Foreman
Bruce Greenwood - Actor, 13 DAYS (2000), DOUBLE JEOPARDY (1999)
Joel McKinnon Miller
Bingo O'Malley - CHARACTER ACTOR
Brett Rice
Jessica Tuck - TV/Film Actress
Glynn Turman - TV/Film Actor/Composer
Michael Hitchcock - Writer/Actor
Richard Timothy Jones - Actor/ EVENT HORIZON, THE WOOD
Richard T. Jones - Actor/ EVENT HORIZON, THE WOOD
Noah Emmerich - Actor, THE TRUMAN SHOW
David Gallagher
Greg Grunberg
Tim Griffin
Tony Guma
Dale Dickey - actor
Tom Williams - Actor, NOBODY'S PERFECT/PREHYSTERIA!
Elle Fanning - Actress
Marco Sanchez
Jay Scully
Patrick St. Esprit - Actor in Days of our Lives and We Were Soldiers
Zach Mills - Actor, KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL MYSTERY
Tom Quinn - Actor
Emerson Brooks
Katie Lowes
AJ Michalka
Britt Flatmo
Caitriona Balfe
Teri Clark Linden
James Landry Hebert
Gabriel Basso
Riley Griffiths
Ryan Lee
Joel Courtney
Jade Griffiths
Andrew Miller - Actor, ;
Jakob Miller
Ben Gavin
Katherine Yerves
Koa Melvin
Beau Knapp
Robert B. Quiroz
Jonathan Dixon

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 112
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 097363552840
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Horror/Suspense

Related Keywords:
Action
Science-Fiction
Thriller
Small Towns
Alien Invasions

 
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Reviews:
"The bright idea at the center of SUPER 8 is a counterpoint between a sci-fi adventure that unfolds on a grand scale and the evolution of the little Super 8 film within the film....SUPER 8 serves as a showcase for the style of humane, richly detailed and relatively unhurried filmmaking that made those Spielberg fantasies what they are..." - 06/10/2011 Wall Street Journal


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "SUPER 8 packs the emotional punch of vintage Steven Spielberg with the spectacular effects and sense of mystery at which writer/director J.J. Abrams excels." - 06/08/2011 USA Today


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "SUPER 8 has the visual signatures of an early Spielberg movie....SUPER 8 is a wonderful film, nostalgia not for a time but for a style of filmmaking..." - 06/10/2011 Chicago Sun-Times


"Loving, playful, and spectacularly well made....It's been eons since a movie has conjured up such intense, specific feelings, images, memories, and nostalgic fantasies about American summertime youth..." -- Grade: A - 06/17/2011 Entertainment Weekly


3 stars out of 4 -- "In SUPER 8, Abrams makes us care. This movie, a true beauty, will put a spell on you." - 06/23/2011 Rolling Stone


"The slower, more cumbersome gadgetry of the predigital past provides SUPER 8 with some clever jokes and plot twists..." - 06/09/2011 New York Times


"[T]his science fiction adventure centered on film geek kids in smalltown 1979 America is something Spielberg can easily be imagined having made himself....Engagin on its own terms..." - 06/04/2011 Hollywood Reporter


5 stars out of 5 -- "Like Spielberg, Abrams has an eye for awe....This terrific troupe recall not just early Spielberg but '80s favourites STAND BY ME and THE MONSTER SQUAD." - 08/01/2011 Total Film


"SUPER 8 is distilled nostalgia....It's an unabashed romp that works even for those who didn't grow up in late-Seventies Everytown, USA." - 07/01/2011 Film Comment


"SUPER 8 is an immaculate production, and set-piece scenes, such as the derailment and a later attack by the alien on a military vehicle, are first rate." - 09/01/2011 Sight and Sound

 
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