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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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Comedy | Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pluto Nash  »

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Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$4,411,102 (USA) (27 September 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


In the escape scene, when Pluto and Dina are leaving the secret warehouse, Dina is wearing a purple spacesuit, then later on while traveling in the space car she is wearing an orange space suit. When they exit the car her spacesuit is purple again. See more »


Rowland: There's a clone doctor named Runa Pedanken. Made a big name for herself creating an entire basketball team from one old guy.
Pluto Nash: The Air Jordans. Yeah.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 18 June 2015 (2015) See more »


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People who are cutting-down this movie never saw it!
24 August 2002 | by (Somewhere where it's cold & wet) – See all my reviews

The movie is fine for a matinee comedy ... the story's a little weak, but I dare anyone who expects each action-comedy to be sidesplittingly funny to check out some of the "classics" from the 70's, and not come away disappointed. In the hands of a better screenwriter & director who know how to keep audiences from getting bored, this movie could've really had potential. As it stands, it's still better than most teen-oriented drivel coming out.

Kudos to Randy Quaid, who's about the only one entirely believable in his role (and to think he had the toughest part!). Eddie Murphy does an OK job, but its clear his best part is as a character actor, or someone a little more interesting (like Jay Mohr's character). Easily a 6, and I'll probably vote a 7 just to balance out those cast votes to movies sight-unseen.

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