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My Favorite Martian (1999)

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

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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

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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  »

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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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

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 »

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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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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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Shoot This One Back To Mars
25 December 2003 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

I grew up watching the original TV series in the sixties and one thing that I can tell you right away, there is NO comparison. This film was totally ridiculous with a flying suit that was alive. A martian that took different shapes. Special effects that looked like something that a little child would create. In contrast, in the original, characters were developed and the viewers developed a feeling for Tim and Uncle Martin. The only highlight in this film, yes, actually there was one, occurred when Ray Walston finally made an appearance at the end. He wore dark glasses and made references to living on this planet for 30 years as a sort of homage to the TV series. But even the real Uncle Martin could not save this turkey.


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