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My Favorite Martian (1999)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi  |  12 February 1999 (USA)
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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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The Martian Has Landed. There Goes The Neighborhood.


Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi marciano favorito  »

Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,181,043 (USA) (12 February 1999)


£1,959,362 (UK) (6 August 1999)

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Uncle Martin: Blotz!
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Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »


References Kung Fu (1972) See more »


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Totally ruined the concept.
31 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

They totally ruined the concept for this story. The second the talking space suit appeared, I knew this was going to be very bad. Too often what happens is that the makers of some films get seduced with the ability of special effects and forget the story. At that point, it was no longer a movie of the beloved My Favorite Martian we have enjoyed from the TV series but a cartoon. I highly recommend people watch the old TV series when it is on in syndication or if its available on DVD, because those shows focused on story and what little special effects that were done in the TV series were strongly carried by the acting, writing and direction.

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