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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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)


£1,959,362 (UK) (6 August 1999)

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Shoot This One Back To Mars
25 December 2003 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

I grew up watching the original TV series in the sixties and one thing that I can tell you right away, there is NO comparison. This film was totally ridiculous with a flying suit that was alive. A martian that took different shapes. Special effects that looked like something that a little child would create. In contrast, in the original, characters were developed and the viewers developed a feeling for Tim and Uncle Martin. The only highlight in this film, yes, actually there was one, occurred when Ray Walston finally made an appearance at the end. He wore dark glasses and made references to living on this planet for 30 years as a sort of homage to the TV series. But even the real Uncle Martin could not save this turkey.

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