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My Favorite Martian (1999)

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A martian lands on Earth and makes friends with a reporter.

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Life couldn't get much worse for News Producer Tim O'Hara. He humiliates the one he loves, Brace Channing and ends up getting fired by her father. Then, a Martian from Mars arrives in his home. The Martian adopts the name 'Uncle Martin' and becomes friends with Tim, whilst he fixes his ship. Unaware to Martin, Tim actually wants to reveal him to the world, but can he actually do that to his new friend and 'Uncle'? Written by FilmFanUK

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The Martian Has Landed. There Goes The Neighborhood.

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG for some crude humor, action-violence, sensuality, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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12 February 1999 (USA)  »

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Mi marciano favorito  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£242,558 (UK) (28 May 1999)

Gross:

£1,959,362 (UK) (6 August 1999)
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Trivia

Patrick Stewart was considered for the role of Uncle Martin. See more »

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When Martin is drinking the liquid from the lava lamp, it is clear that he is actually pouring it over his shoulder and not in his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Martin: Stop being such a wet blanket.
Zoot, Martin's Talking Space Suit: Hey, leave my mother out of this.
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Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »

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References RoboCop (1987) See more »

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The Perfect Wave
Written by Sandro Carruba and Mel Waldorf
Performed by Los Mel-tones
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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21 February 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It could've been quite good. It wasn't. Has a few cute special effects, and a handful of sight gags and other jokes that are worth a major chuckle, but these don't save it. Particularly annoying is the painfully overwritten "supporting role" of Martin's wise-ass space suit. Yeah, his suit -- you'll understand if you see the film. I wouldn't say don't waste your money, but don't see this if something else is competing for your 8 bucks. Fans of the early-1960s Plymouth Valiant, or of pretentious & scantily clad women with British accents, may enjoy parts of it.


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