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My Favorite Martian (1999)

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.


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)


$36,830,057 (USA) (16 July 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Coleye: This is similar to the Martian incident of 1963.
Armitan: Careful, stupid. Not only is that incident classified, it never happened!
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Crazy Credits

Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »


References The X-Files (1993) See more »


Let's Fall in Love
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of PolyGram Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Does not do the Original justice. Not worth spending your time and money on....
3 March 1999 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

We went into this movie because my husband had enjoyed the original version of `My favourite Martian'. We had our 6 year old daughter with us. She wanted to leave halfway through the movie which was fine with both her parents! The parts we did see were only occasionally humorous, mostly either too silly or gross. I would expect that this movie might appeal to kids between 9-12, if that. It's definitely not suited for younger children. From what I've heard the original series was by far superior and if you are going to "relive the past" you'll probably be disappointed.

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