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Super 8 is a 2011 American science fiction-thriller film written and directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg.

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What does the "Walking Distance" phrase mean?

In the film Super 8 there is a scene where the kids are filming in front of a house being searched by the army. The boy's father (the Sheriff) shows up and puts the boy in the back of his police car. ...
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What did the tanks fire at?

Ok, I have a question about Super 8. In a scene toward the end, Donny lets Joe drive his car because he is too stoned. During the next scene we see a tank fire, along with other shots being fired/...
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Explanation for the ending of Super 8

Can someone explain the ending of Super 8 to me by helping out with the following queries? What caused all the metal to be attracted towards the water tower? Why in the world did the military leave ...
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Significance of 1958 and its cultural backdrop as the year for the Alien's landing?

This year seems to have a significant meaning in Super 8, as this is the year the humans made contact with the alien in the experiments. During the flashback sequence in the lab, the file folder ...
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What was with the necklace in Super 8?

I loved the movie Super 8 but there is one thing I've always kind of wondered about and never really come up with a good answer to. When the space ship is gathering all the metal so it can restructure ...
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Leonard Nimoy Cameo in Super 8

According to the following article, Leonard Nimoy, an actor like many has worked with JJ Abrams on other Bad Robot Productions, has an un-credited cameo in the film Super 8. J.J. Abrams has ...
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