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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Did You Know?


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


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


Mrs. Brown: Tim, what are you doing?
Tim O'Hara: [standing on a ladder with a video camera] Uncle Martin is in the hot tub and I'm... watching.
Mrs. Brown: Oh...
[walking off, in sotto voice]
Mrs. Brown: Weird family.
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Crazy Credits

Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »


Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 20 June 1997 (1997) 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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How can you go wrong with Disney?
31 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid in the 50's and 60's anything connected with Disney was by definition great. What happened? They are able to get any actors and actresses they want, the best of their time. But somehow Disney manages to screw things up in spite of their abundant resources.

Disney can afford the best writers, the best producers and directors, but still...they screw things up! This movie is crap. The sad thing is that I suspect Disney in their arrogance does not even know when a movie is good or bad.

It is only due to the talent of the actors that I can even give it a 3 of 10.

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