Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon SynopsisThe Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons. Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky too. When a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Release Date
In Theaters June 29, 2011
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Credits
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, John Malkovich, Patrick Dempsey, Ken Jeong, John Turturro, Frances McDormand, Peter Cullen (voice), Tyrese Gibson, Leonard Nimoy (voice)
Written by: Ehren Kruger
Directed by: Michael Bay
Produced by: Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
External Info: Transformers: Dark of the Moon Official Website
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