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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Mi marciano favorito  »

Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,181,043 (USA) (12 February 1999)

Gross:

£1,959,362 (UK) (6 August 1999)
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Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed in the standard spherical format, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Tim O'Hara: We use more than 10% of our brains.
Uncle Martin: Your astronauts pee in their spacesuits. Case closed.
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Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Blues Come Walkin' In
Written and Performed by Tab Benoit
Courtesy of Justice Record Company, Inc.
Under license from Justice Music Corp.
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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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