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The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi | 16 August 2002 (USA)
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 and Miguel A Nunez Jr. previously starred together in Life (1999). See more »

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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 »

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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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Do You Love Me?
Written by Martin de Valaages and Romi Mustakim
Performed by Mademoiselle
Courtesy of BMG Entertainment International U.K. & Ireland
Under license from BMG Special Products
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Better than the ratings would imply
5 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie full of cliché and predictable twists. But it's still Eddie Murphy being funny and filled with cute little moments.

I'm not sure why this film attracts so much hate, it doesn't bother doing anything so terrible that it deserves the vitriol level of criticism that seems to be thrown at it.

It's at worst a movie that's easy to classify as "average", but personally I actually really enjoy this film. It's a non offensive, straight forward sci-fi comedy that doesn't require any deeper understanding or intellectual delving.

There's no deeper meaning here than some funny people having an adventure on a future moon city. You could do a lot worse with your time than to sit back, turn off your brain for an hour and just enjoy the show.

Honestly this is one of my go to movies for multitasking, something funny on in the background that doesn't require my 100% attention to still make me laugh while I'm doing other things. And it ends up getting watched more often than some of the "better" movies that I would rate at 10 simply because those are often a chore to watch and require actually thinking to understand them.

Yes if you understood that correctly: I do enjoy a deeper movie and would rate them higher, but it's also not what I would typically grab from day to day when I just want to laugh while getting through the grind: The Adventures of Pluto Nash "is".


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