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The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
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The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) When a sphere from outer space lands in the Central Park in Manhattan, a group of scientists are summoned by the American government under the call of the Secretary of Defense Regina Jackson. The reborn alien form Klaatu is brought to a military facility and Dr. Helen Benson decides to help him to escape and become the only chance to save the mankind from destruction.

Movie Tagline:
12.12.08 is the Day the Earth Stood Still

Also Known As:
The Day the Earth Stood Still: The IMAX Experience

Title: Day The Earth Stood Still, The
Release Date: December 12, 2008
Runtime: 104 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Mandarin
Country: USA, Canada
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, Sonics-DDP
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Buried.com Rating: 6.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for some sci-fi disaster images and violence.

Scott Derrickson

Keanu Reeves ...Klaatu
Jennifer Connelly ...Helen Benson
Kathy Bates ...Regina Jackson
Jaden Smith ...Jacob Benson
John Cleese ...Professor Barnhardt
Jon Hamm ...Michael Granier
Kyle Chandler ...John Driscoll
Robert Knepper ...Colonel
James Hong ...Mr. Wu
John Rothman ...Dr. Myron
Sunita Prasad ...Rouhani
Juan Riedinger ...William Kwan
Sam Gilroy ...Tom
Tanya Champoux ...Isabel
Rukiya Bernard ...Student
Alisen Down ...Laptop Woman
David Lewis ...Plainclothes Agent
Lloyd Adams ...Agent Driver
Mousa Kraish ...yusef
J.C. MacKenzie ...Grossman
Kurt Max Runte ...Civil Engineer
Daniel Bacon ...Winslow
Richard Keats ...Helicopter Scientist #1
Bill Mondy ...Helicopter Scientist #2
Judith Maxie ...Helicopter Scientist #3
Reese Alexander ...Sergeant
Serge Houde ...Scientist #1
Lorena Gale ...Scientist #2
Stefanie Samuels ...Guardswoman
Richard Tillman ...Army Sergeant

» [more cast members]

Paul Harris Boardman
Gregory Goodman
Erwin Stoff
Marvin Towns Jr.

David Scarpa
Edmund H. North

Tyler Bates

The Day The Earth Stood Still Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"The Goldberg Variations: Aria Da Capo and Variation No. 1"
"On the Radio"

More Movie Taglines:
  • 12.12.08 is the Day the Earth Stood Still
Movie Quote(s):
  • [from trailer] Polygraph Operator: I'm going to ask you a series of control questions. Are you currently in a seated position? Klaatu: Yes. Polygraph Operator: Are you human? Klaatu: My body is. Polygraph Operator: Do you feel pain? Klaatu: My Body does. Polygraph Operator: Are you aware of an impending attack on the planet earth? Klaatu: You should let me go.
  • Regina Jackson: What is your purpose in coming here? Klaatu: There is a gathering of world leaders not far from here; I will explain my purpose to them. Regina Jackson: I'm afraid thats not possible. Perhaps you should explain yourself to me instead. Klaatu: Do you speak for the entire human race? Regina Jackson: I speak for the President of the United States. Now, please; tell me why have you come to our planet. Klaatu: *Your* planet. Regina Jackson: Yes; this is our planet. Klaatu: No, it is not.
  • Klaatu: The decision is made.
  • Klaatu: What gate did you use to enter this place? Polygraph Operator: The east loading dock. Klaatu: How do I get there? Polygraph Operator: 100 yards left from the back of this building. Klaatu: Is there a security code? Polygraph Operator: 4-4-Bravo-3-0. Klaatu: What size is that suit? Polygraph Operator: 42-long. Klaatu: Take it off.
  • Klaatu: [to Helen] Your professor is right. At the precipice we change.
Movie Trivia:
  • The design of Gort is similar to his original portrayal in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), but Gort is now a biological form rather than mechanical, as Scott Derrickson considered some extraterrestrial races would develop advanced biological forces instead of technology.
  • Director Scott Derrickson was an ardent admirer of sci-film director Robert Wise, and had wanted to remake Wise's The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) since 1993.
  • Jennifer Connelly was Scott Derrickson's first choice for the role of Helen Benson.
  • According to Keanu Reeves, in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Klaatu was an alien WITH a human body, while in this film Klaatu is an alien IN a human body.
  • Keanu Reeves was producer Erwin Stoff's first and only choice for the role of Klaatu.
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