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A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

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Beth McIntyre (as Odette Yustman)
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Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character. Written by Pip Carlson

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Some Thing Has Found Us


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Rated PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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18 January 2008 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$46,146,546 (USA) (18 January 2008)

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$80,034,302 (USA) (4 April 2008)
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Trivia

The decapitated head of the Statue of Liberty in the street is inspired by the poster for John Carpenter's Escape from New York (1981), which depicts the head of the Statue of Liberty lying in the middle of the street. See more »

Goofs

The time stamp on the camera disappears after Jason gives his testimonial to the camera. Considering Hud had no idea how to use the camera, and the option for time stamping is often a button on the side, it is very easy to conceive that the button was pressed at some point during the video. However, it is most likely a creative decision by the Director, as the time stamp would be annoying to view the entire time of the film. See more »

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Rob Hawkins: It's 6:42 AM. Beth's dad's place. He's out of town. And it's already a good day.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits there is a garbled radio transmission which some say sounds like "Help us!", when played backward it says "It's still alive!" See more »

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Seventeen Years
Written by Evan Peter Mast & Michael Duane Stroud
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Much better than anticipated
8 June 2009 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I didn't have high hopes for this one, having read the reviews. Monster movie meets Blair Witch. But it's absolutely an OK flick.

Great effects and an extremely cool apocalyptic atmosphere. Definitely worth a watch.

Hand-held camera can be tiring, yes - but in this case, and combined with the great effects, it works.

The plot itself isn't exactly news, but as it's all seen from the antagonists point of view and with no further explanation, you really get that "what would I have done"-feeling.

Yes, we need explanations, but I really like that Abrams hasn't tried to tag on an ending explaining what happened.


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