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My Favorite Martian (1999)

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 USA:

$11,181,043, 12 February 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,830,057, 18 July 1999
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first of two movies with Darryl Hanah that was filmed in Santa Barbara County, California. The second would be Cowboy Up (2001). See more »


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


Uncle Martin: Tim, anything in this room strike you as odd?
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Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »


References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »


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Performed by David Johansen (as Buster Poindexter)
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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I'm so sorry to report that this film is not worth the time of day
10 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Tim (Gary Daniels) wants desperately to break into serious television reporting. When a job he begged for goes awry, he is fired. His beautiful but empty girlfriend (Elizabeth Hurley) says sayonara, too. Coming home, Tim is startled to discover his house has an uninvited visitor (Christopher Lloyd) from the planet Mars! Calling him Uncle Martin, Tim soon tries to help his new friend navigate life on earth. But, Martin gets in trouble wherever he goes, from the bathroom to the laundry room and more. Lovely Lizzie (Daryl Hannah) finally sees an opportunity to make time with Tim but the course of true love does not run smooth in this case, either. Soon everyone in television is stalking Tim, hoping for a story about a true alien. What's a man to do? For those who loved the old television show of the same name, with Bill Bixby and Ray Walston, this film is not worthy to tie the proverbial boots. Its truly, undeniably awful, with no plot and a reliance on supposed special effects which fall flat, too. Daniels is okay as the earthling but Lloyd is simply terrible as the alien, overacting up a storm. The rest of the cast is adequate, as are the costumes, set, and production details. Even if your children see the cover and beg for this film, convince them to pick out another flick at the video store. Be assured, kids and adults will find this movie a colossal bore, so opt for A Night at the Museum or Around the World in 80 Days instead.

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