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“Stop talking about production value, the Air Force is going to kill us.”

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Super 8

Release Date: June 10, 2011

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town set out to make a zombie movie. While shooting their Super 8 film, they witness a catastrophic train crash and, after barely escaping themselves, they soon discover that the train crash was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town and local Deputy Jackson Lamb (Kyle Chandler) tries to uncover the truth something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

At the heart of Super 8, are six kids in a 1970s Ohio steel town whose summer dreams of making their first Super 8 monster movie masterpiece are suddenly interrupted. After witnessing a horrific train accident, the mysterious events surrounding the crash reverberates through their friendships, their families and forever alters the way they view their lives.

And, if the heart of Super 8 is the group of kids, the souls behind the movie are two filmmakers who themselves cut their own teeth on 8mm movie-making when they were younger. J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg both discovered filmmaking in their childhoods, making Super 8 and 8mm format movies (respectively), which laid the groundwork for all of their big-screen adventures today.

Written and directed by Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, Super 8 is a modern take on the retro adventures of Amblin Entertainment and Steven Spielberg classics including Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Poltergeist, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and more. Filled with mystery, thrills, and laughs like the best of Amblin entertainments, Super 8 is Abrams' love letter to some of the greatest entertainments of the '70s and '80s.

Cast & Crew

Super 8 (2011) Movie Poster
Super 8 (2011) Movie Poster
Super 8 (2011) Movie Poster

Cast & Crew

CAST
  • JOEL COURTNEY,
  • ELLE FANNING,
  • KYLE CHANDLER,
  • RON ELDARD,
  • NOAH EMMERICH,
  • RICHARD T. JONES,
  • RYAN LEE,
  • ZACH MILLS,
  • RILEY GRIFFITHS,
  • GABRIEL BASSO
DIRECTOR
  • J.J. ABRAMS
SCREENWRITER
  • J.J. ABRAMS
PRODUCERS
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG,
  • J.J. ABRAMS,
  • BRYAN BURK
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • LARRY FONG
PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • MARTIN WHIST
COSTUMES
  • HA NGUYEN
EDITORS
  • MARYANN BRANDON,
  • MARY JO MARKEY
COMPOSER
  • MICHAEL GIACCHINO