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My Favorite Martian (1999)

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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.

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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  »

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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

At the first crash site, Dr. Coli mentions the "Martian Incident of 1963". Armitan replies, "Not only is that incident classified, but it never happened!" This refers to the original My Favorite Martian (1963) TV show, which debuted in 1963, and Ray Walston playing Uncle Martin. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Uncle Martin: You Earthlings don't know how lucky you are. The only water we get on Mars has to be squeezed from rocks.
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Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »

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Referenced in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) See more »

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The Perfect Wave
Written by Sandro Carruba and Mel Waldorf
Performed by Los Mel-tones
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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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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