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My Favorite Martian (1999)

A martian lands on Earth and makes friends with a reporter.

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Cast

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Coleye
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Mr. Channing
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Armitan
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Felix
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Billy
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Salesgirl
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Earl Metz
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Captain Dalton
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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:

$36,830,057 (USA) (16 July 1999)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The outdoor set of Tim's apartment (with the exterior right-angled staircase) is almost exactly the set from the early 1960s TV show. See more »

Goofs

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: Stop being such a wet blanket.
Zoot, Martin's Talking Space Suit: Hey, leave my mother out of this.
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Crazy Credits

Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »

Connections

Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 20 June 1997 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Hot Hot Hot
Written by Arrow
Performed by David Johansen (as Buster Poindexter)
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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All computer F/X and no comedy!
17 March 2002 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

Boy, I can hear those producers right now: "That's great, a movie-version of My Favorite Martian... That calls for computer FX! Get me those CGI-people!"

The writers: "Well, we were hoping that the story..."

The Producers: "Yes, yes, yes! But enough with the story, GET ME COMPUTER FX!!! GOTTA HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF FX!!! KIDS WILL LOVE IT!!!"

And thus yet another charming 60's TV-show was mutilated by Hollywood.

This movie version is so loaded with pointless F/X they left no room for a story, not to mention comedy! All though Jeff Daniels and Christopher Lloyd try their best the story just ISN'T FUNNY. Not to mention that dreadful ZOOT-character voiced by Wayne Knight: it ranks as one of the most annoying film characters off all time, alongside the infamous Jar Jar Binks.

One plus worth mentioning: the star of the original show, Ray Walston, turns up and he is in surprisingly good form.


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