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My Favorite Martian (1999)

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

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(television series My Favorite Martian), | 1 more credit »
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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

Tim's car is a 1962 Plymouth Valiant. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Tim O'Hara: Your spaceship is double-parked in my living room.
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Crazy Credits

Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »

Connections

Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Fall in Love
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of PolyGram Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Shoot This One Back To Mars
25 December 2003 | by 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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