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My Favorite Martian (1999)

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

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Mr. Channing
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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12 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi marciano favorito  »

Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$36,830,057 (USA) (16 July 1999)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wallace Shawn's characters full name is Elliot Coleye which is close to E-coli. See more »

Goofs

When Uncle Martin is showing Tim the nurplex in the dressing room, his hand changes position to prevent his hand from blocking the viewpoint of the camera. it switches from an over-hand grip to an under-hand grip. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Martin: Martians use 100% of their brain while humans only use 10%.
Tim O'Hara: No, we're smarter than that.
Uncle Martin: Your astronauts pee in their spacesuits. Case closed.
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Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »

Connections

Referenced in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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