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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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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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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 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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User Reviews

I totally agree ! A great family comedy film
27 July 2008 | by (Türkiye) – See all my reviews

I've just watched the film and wanted to take a look at it on IMDb. I actually couldn't believe that it's scored only 3.2 . Well, if your understanding of comedy is chicks with no tops in it and using slang language, then maybe this is not a film for you. But the film has clearly nice, fun jokes. It's suitable for families. I actually enjoyed the film and would suggest it. I have enjoyed watching film of Eddie Murphy since my childhood and with this film he still shows he's really a nice comedian. So i can say to people who would like to spend some time with laughing, they can go and see this movie. I don't think they'd not like it if comedy is what they are looking for.

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