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Meet Dave (2008)

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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)
Adam Tomei ...


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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Plot Keywords:

alien | orb | spaceship | planet | mutiny | See All (117) »


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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Paul Scheer was originally cast as Lieutenant Buttocks but was replaced during filming after filming some of his scenes and recast as Lieutenant Kneecap. However, the majority of his role was deleted from the final cut. See more »


When Dooley and his partner check out the impact site on Liberty Island, the rock in front of Dooley visibly wobbles as only a lightweight object would do. See more »


[first lines]
Department of Defense worker: Dude, dude...no, 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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References Shrek the Third (2007) See more »


Money Maker
Written by Ludacris (as Christopher Bridges), Pharrell Williams
Performed by Ludacris
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

A lot better than expected!
24 August 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I am part of those people who surfed on IMDb to check the rating of this movie and was amazed to see it scoring less then a 4... Obviously this is not going to deserve an Academy Award, but still I don't get all those people who gave it a 1/10. What where they expecting from a movie with this kind of plot?

On the other hand, I found the movie a LOT more entertaining than expected! I had "normal" expectations for the movie, thinking that I would have sat having a decent time for a couple of hours. Instead I found myself laughing out loud most of the time! Eddie Murphy proved to be in great shape, as just his facial expressions were enough to set the audience on fire! The movie was also carried on in a smart way, without turning boring or too obvious.

This is STRONGLY suggested if you have kids!

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