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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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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$4,411,102 (USA) (27 September 2002)
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Eddie Murphy poked fun at himself in an interview with Barbara Walters, saying: "I know the two or three people that liked this movie." See more »

Goofs

When Pluto and Dina are in the Garden of Paradise and Pluto is about to leave, the clock by the door reads 6:54. However, when he has walked out, as the door is closing, the clock reads 1:17. See more »

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Dina Lake: What makes you so sure he'll help us out?
Pluto Nash: Oh, he'll help us. He couldn't sing a note if it weren't for me.
Dina Lake: You taught Tony Francis how to sing?
Pluto Nash: No, I convinced a bookie not to pour some acid down his throat.
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Stinky, Stinky Ashtray
Written by Svante Leden, Mani Black and Mani Maruston
Performed by Damn!
Courtesy of Lund Records/LoveCat Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Poor Randy Quaid!
9 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is just another example of the continuing downward spiral of Eddie Murphy's once exciting career. Murphy will always have scripts handed to him and he'll always be working in films but the once edgy comedian has lost his edge a long time ago. This story takes place in the future where Earth has populated the Moon and a former smuggler named Pluto Nash (Murphy) takes over a nightclub from a friend and Nash makes it a big success and moneymaker. A young woman and aspiring singer named Dina Lake (Rosario Dawson) asks for a job but all Nash gives her is the opportunity to waitress. Some mobsters have been buying up the local business's and they want Nash's club but he won't sell. So they blow the place up and try to kill him but Nash, Dina and a robot named Bruno (Randy Quaid) escape and the mobsters try and find him. This film was directed by Ron Underwood who is usually reliable with lightweight comedy like this but this film fails from the outset. The special effects are adequate but not overly impressive. Many of the scenes are clearly filmed on a soundstage and in one shot Underwood resorts to actors being hoisted by wires for the gravity effect. Didn't they stop doing that in the 60's? And poor Randy Quaid has to play a horny and overly sensitive robot. Were we really suppose to find it amusing that he tries to get it on with other robots? But the big flaw comes from Murphy himself. This once exciting comedian use to be so reliable for edgy performances but here he plays his character totally straight. As you watch this you keep waiting for Murphy to say something witty and off the cuff but it never happens. It looks like Murphy has decided to try and be an action star or be the romantic lead. Murphy has become boring to watch and its sad to watch his films now. Pam Grier pops up as Murphy's mother but she has nothing to do. She has maybe two scenes and then she runs off (Literally). This film wastes opportunities and the script has nothing new to offer. Along with Murphy's boring and drab performance this film was dead on arrival!


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