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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Rating:PG-13 (for some sci-fi disaster images and violence)
Release Date:December 12, 2008
Running time:110 minutes
Cast:Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, Jaden Smith
Director:Scott Derrickson
Producer:Paul Harris Boardman, Gregory Goodman, Erwin Stoff
Writer:David Scarpa
Distributor:20th Century Fox

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Description: In this contemporary reinvention of the 1951 science fiction classic, renowned scientist Dr. Helen Benson finds herself face to face with an alien called Klaatu, who travels across the universe to warn of an impending global crisis. When forces beyond Helen's control treat the extraterrestrial as a hostile and deny his request to address the world's leaders, she and her estranged stepson Jacob quickly discover the deadly ramifications of Klaatu's claim that he is "a friend to the Earth." Now Helen must find a way to convince the entity who was sent to destroy us that mankind is worth saving--but it may be too late. The process has begun.

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