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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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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)  »

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My Favorite Martian  »

Box Office

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

Released on the big-screen with a Disney cartoon short "Pluto Gets the Paper: Spaceship" in front of it. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Zoot, Martin's Talking Space Suit: Beavis down, Butt-head to go.
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Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »

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Referenced in Tripping the Rift: Honey, I Shrunk the Crew (2004) 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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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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