Meet Dave (2008)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  11 July 2008 (USA)
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A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
No. 3 - Cultural Officer
No. 2 - 2nd In Command
No. 4 - Security Officer
Josh Morrison (as Austyn Lynd Myers)


A spaceship shaped like a human lands face first on Liberty Island. Its crew (of tiny, intelligent, and unemotional beings) is looking for an orb sent from its planet to extract the oceans' salt, which will ruin Earth. The orb is in the possession of Josh, the fifth-grade son of a single mom whose car strikes the ambulatory alien spaceship and cripples its power supply. The crew has 48 hours to recover the orb, throw it in the Atlantic, and leave Earth. Over the course of two days, the ship's crew experiences chaos and emotion in New York. Do Earth's giants - Josh and his mom - have anything to teach these brainy aliens? Meanwhile, mutiny is afoot and the cops are closing in. Written by <>

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He's A Spaceship... And Out of This World! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for bawdy and suggestive humor, action and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Starship Dave  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,251,918 (USA) (11 July 2008)


$11,802,056 (USA) (3 October 2008)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was originally set to be produced by Paramount Pictures with whom Eddie Murphy has had a long-time association. See more »


When Gina gives him the tomato ketchup, he drinks it and there is some sauce still on his lip. However, in the next scene, where the cat approaches him, the sauce is gone. See more »


[first lines]
Department of Defense worker: Dude,, I was like..."Yes, we *do* have nuclear missiles", and he was all like "No, you don't", and I was all like "Yes, we do." "Whatever." And I was like "Well, what part of 'whatever' do you not get?"
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Written by Ghostface Killah (as Dennis Coles), RZA (as Robert Diggs), The GZA (as Gary Grice), U-God (as Lamont Hawkins), Inspectah Deck (as Jason Hunter), Method Man (as Clifford Smith), Raekwon (as Corey Woods)
Performed by Wu-Tang Clan (as Wu-Tang Clan)
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Another Good Murphy Film Hugely Critized
16 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I just finished watching this movie and i have to say that the rating for this movie should have been a lot better.

A lot of people are suggesting that eddie's career is going downhill but in my opinion its gone from good to bad back to good. He started his career with some brilliant movies (Coming to America, Beverly Hills Cop, trading places etc) and also two of the best stand ups i have ever watched (Raw & Delirious). His career hit a snag with movies like boomerang, metro, holy man etc.

His latest films have been very good and i think they will keep getting better. Shrek trilogy, Norbit, Dreamgirls, Daddy Day Care etc.

If you want to watch a good movie with a few good gags i would definitely recommend this one.

Eddie Murphy plays an alien captain who his sent to earth with his crew in a ship shaped as eddie murphy to retrieve a rock. During their time on earth they learn more about human life learn to become part of it.

I wont go into to much detail but i would recommend this movie.

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