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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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Tim's car is a 1962 Plymouth Valiant. See more »

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The reporters are not wearing any earpieces but they can hear Tim in the news-van. See more »

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Zoot, Martin's Talking Space Suit: [Over a pink dress] If love is a crime, lock me up. I'm guilty. Look at her, a perfect size six and never been worn.
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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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Give a Little Love
Written by Diane Warren and Albert Hammond
Produced by Richard Feldman
Performed by Native
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All computer F/X and no comedy!
17 March 2002 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

Boy, I can hear those producers right now: "That's great, a movie-version of My Favorite Martian... That calls for computer FX! Get me those CGI-people!"

The writers: "Well, we were hoping that the story..."

The Producers: "Yes, yes, yes! But enough with the story, GET ME COMPUTER FX!!! GOTTA HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF FX!!! KIDS WILL LOVE IT!!!"

And thus yet another charming 60's TV-show was mutilated by Hollywood.

This movie version is so loaded with pointless F/X they left no room for a story, not to mention comedy! All though Jeff Daniels and Christopher Lloyd try their best the story just ISN'T FUNNY. Not to mention that dreadful ZOOT-character voiced by Wayne Knight: it ranks as one of the most annoying film characters off all time, alongside the infamous Jar Jar Binks.

One plus worth mentioning: the star of the original show, Ray Walston, turns up and he is in surprisingly good form.


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