The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi  |  16 August 2002 (USA)
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In the future, a man struggles to keep his lunar nightclub out of the hands of the mafia.



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After his successful night club is blown to flaming bits, Pluto and his band travel across the moon looking for clues as to who is behind the arson. Along with Bruno and Dina, Pluto visits a seedy motel, his secret hide out and the casino of the most powerful man on the moon searching for the evil doer, only to find out that the destruction of his club may have been his own fault Written by FMJ_Joker

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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16 August 2002 (USA)  »

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Pluto Nash  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,182,900 (USA) (16 August 2002)


$135,054 (Australia) (22 November 2002)

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Eddie Murphy refused to promote the film at its time of release, and stated that the money is the only reason he took the role. See more »


While Pluto is in his hidden moon warehouse/lair and checking his computer to find the crook, he is given a sandwich. From behind we see he takes a big bite from the middle of the sandwich. When we cut to face Pluto, the bite has moved to the edge and the middle is bite-free. See more »


Pluto Nash: That's a cryogenic Chihuahua!
Dina Lake: It's a real dog?
Pluto Nash: Oh, yeah, it's very delicate. You know it's illegal to bring pets up here. But I got a friend back in Juarez who knows how to freeze-dry these things. Look at that. It's a girl. Pop that little bitch in the particle wave for two minutes on defrost... she'll be running around the room.
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Adventures of Pluto Nash, not Humor of Pluto Nash!
1 September 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

It seems that a lot of people went into this movie expecting a sidesplitting comedy. That was not the point of the movie. This movie was rocking good sci-fi action, with just enough humor to keep it fun without degenerating into the usual slapstick retardation. The plot was fun and interesting, and I really liked the way the movie had an atmosphere that melded the future with the past. Notice in particular the cool looking vehicles. It was a little like Total Recall, and also like The Fifth Element, but this doesn't mean it stole from either. It was quite original I think. I recommend this movie, it is fun and exciting. Just don't expect a total comedy and lots of dirty jokes or you will be disappointed. Expect some good science fiction, with some genuinely funny moments. I enjoyed this movie a lot. Give it a chance, don't decide what it is and then think it sucks because it's not what you expected.

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