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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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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

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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  »

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

After giving back Uncle Martin's antenna, Armitan/Neenert (Ray Walston) makes several comments relating to his role as the original Uncle Martin. He first says, "Everything's in black and white," in reference to black and white television. "The commercials are going 'Plop, plop' and 'Fizz, fizz!" is a reference to the classic Alka-Seltzer commercial. His third line, "That gum lost its flavor in '66," honors the year the original show ended; 1966. See more »

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The reporters are not wearing any earpieces but they can hear Tim in the news-van. 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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Follows My Favorite Martian (1963) See more »

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I Got You (I Feel Good)
Written and Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Polydor Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Tried too hard
19 May 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

All I can say is I'm glad I didn't pay good money to see this, I watched it on T.V the other night. It lacked a decent script and had none of the charm of the original series. The studio sacrificed plot and character development for special effects and an attempt at slapstick. Was very disappointed in the end.


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