Protecting the earth from the scum of the universe.
Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are the Men in Black, "protecting the earth from the scum of the universe", in Barry Sonnenfeld's (Get Shorty) 1997 sci-fi comedy. More
The MiB is a highly secretive government agency, tasked with policing the comings and goings of extra-terrestrials on planet Earth. Their identities erased, MiB agents wear nondescript black suits and sunglasses and have alien-level technological weapons at their disposal. Smith is Agent J, a wisecracking new recruit and former New York cop, and Jones is Agent K, his partner and MiB vet. They are assigned to recover an item stolen by an alien terrorist (Vincent D'Onofrio), an item which they learn controls the future of our galaxy.
A box office smash (bringing in $US590 million worldwide on release), Ray-Ban has stated that sales of their Predator 2 sunglasses (worn by the agents to deflect their memory-erasing neuralyzers) tripled to $US5 million after the movie's release. Hide