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Joe Lamb


Joseph Lamb




Jackson Lamb (father)
Elizabeth Lamb (mother)
Alice Dainard (girlfriend, at the end of the film)
Cary (friend)
Charles Kaznyk (best friend)
Martin (friend)
Preston (friend)

Joseph "Joe" Lamb is the main protagonist Super 8. He is portrayed by Joel Courtney.


At the beginning of the film, Joe's mother is killed while at work. It doesn't show her death, but the movie begins with the funeral wake at their home. Joe and his father don't get along well and the death of his mother further seems to alienate them.

While helping his friends film a movie for a film contest, they witness a bizarre train wreck caused by their science teacher. One of the friends is Alice who Joe meets for the first time during the filming of the movie. They start to develop a friendship. Joe takes a mysterious object he finds in the wreckage home with him and strange events begin to happen. The Air Force shows up and starts blocking off the train wreck scene and Joe's father tries to find out what is going on while being stonewalled at every turn by the Air Force officer in charge.