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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Earl Metz
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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?


In one scene, Daryl Hannah wears an Incredible Hulk t-shirt while talking on the phone to Jeff Daniels. The Incredible Hulk (1978) starred the late Bill Bixby, who played Tim O'Hara in the original My Favorite Martian (1963) TV show. 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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Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »


Featured in The Blockbuster Buster: My Favorite Martian (2014) See more »


La donna è mobile
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi (as Verdi)
Performed by Czecho-Slovak RSO
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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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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