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What Planet Are You From? (2000)

R | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 3 March 2000 (USA)
A highly advanced civilization, whose citizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to conquer Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Zorn ...
Don Fisk
Nadine Jones
Cricky Long ...


A highly advanced civilization, whose citizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to conquer Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical penis, to impregnate a human and stay until the birth. The alien, Harold Anderson, goes to Phoenix as a banker and sets to work finding a mate. His approaches to women are inept, and the humming phallus doesn't help, but on the advice of a banking colleague, he cruises an A.A. meeting, meets Susan, and somehow convinces her to marry him. The clock starts to tick: will she conceive, have a baby, and lose Harold (and the child) to his planet before he discovers emotion and starts to care? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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To save his planet, an alien must find a woman on Earth to have his baby. There's just one problem.


Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

3 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¿De qué planeta vienes?  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,008,746 (USA) (3 March 2000)


$6,291,602 (USA) (24 March 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


If you look closely, the opening "Columbia" lady's face is very different and holds a very strong resemblance to Annette Bening, the lead actress in this film. See more »


[first lines]
Title Card: At the far reaches of the Universe lies a planet of men who have advanced technologically beyond the realm of human comprehension. This is no breeding - they are a product of cloning, and their reproductive organs have shrunk and disappeared. All emotions have been bred out of this race and each succeeding generation has become more ambitious and driven than the previous one. They want to rule the Universe, and now they are planning their next takeover from the inside.
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Crazy Credits

Playing on the oft-noted resemblance between Annette Bening and the lady bearing the torch in the Columbia Pictures logo, Bening's face replaces the Columbia lady's. See more »


References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »


Jingle Bell Rock
Written by Joe Beal and Jim Boothe
Performed by Bobby Helms
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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Cute, somewhat weak in areas, but cute with a touch
14 December 2000 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much, but found the movie to be nice and not a waste of time. The story quickly gets to meat of the matter in how aliens intend to take over the earth. And the depictions of their planet is interesting, but most of it revolves around a classroom environment.

Annette Bening plays another real estate agent, and so one can guess she's probably qualified to be one in reality by now. Greg Kinnear is typically excellent, he should be a cheaper version of Tom Hanks someday if not already. John Goodman did well as the chaser and did as well as Richard Benjamin did in a '70's Dracula comedy. The story is nice and possibly predictable, as is the ending, but it's a pleasant and feel good movie. Strange for a movie that has the ending like it does (awkward to say the least), but whenever you end the whole thing with a baby laughing it can't be any better. Ben Kingsley was ok as the boss, but his talents weren't used to their fullest, but playing the type of character he was probably didn't require him to tap into his full ability.

Would recommend this movie if you can handle "penis" being said. Every young man should see this movie before growing up and trying "to get into women's pants".

Shandling does a good job of being himself and his expressions are excellent, it's too bad he's not done this type of stuff more, he's much better than Jim Carrey and not as thick as Robin Williams, but then again he does another type of comedy than they do.

Isn't that sound normal when a guy has an erection... ; )

...ok, so that may just be all the blood flushing from my brain to my... ...penis that I am hearing.

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