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My Favorite Martian (1999)

A Martian lands on Earth and makes friends with a reporter.

Director:

Donald Petrie

Writers:

John L. Greene (television series My Favorite Martian), Sherri Stoner | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lloyd ... Uncle Martin
Jeff Daniels ... Tim O'Hara
Elizabeth Hurley ... Brace Channing
Daryl Hannah ... Lizzie
Wallace Shawn ... Coleye
Christine Ebersole ... Mrs. Brown
Michael Lerner ... Mr. Channing
Ray Walston ... Armitan
Shelley Malil ... Felix
Jeremy Hotz ... Billy
T.K. Carter ... Lenny
Dawn Maxey Dawn Maxey ... Salesgirl
Steven Anthony Lawrence ... Nurplex Kid
Michael Chieffo ... Earl Metz
Troy Evans ... Captain Dalton
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Storyline

Life couldn't get much worse for News Producer Tim O'Hara. He humiliates the one he loves, Brace Channing and ends up getting fired by her father. Then, a Martian from Mars arrives in his home. The Martian adopts the name 'Uncle Martin' and becomes friends with Tim, whilst he fixes his ship. Unaware to Martin, Tim actually wants to reveal him to the world, but can he actually do that to his new friend and 'Uncle'? Written by FilmFanUK

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On February 12th, don't talk to strangers; and whatever you do, don't eat the nerplex! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor, action-violence, sensuality, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Daryll Hannah's 2nd Disney movie. She was Madison the mermaid in Splash(1984) also a Disney film under Touchstone Pictures. See more »

Goofs

[11:16]Uncle Martin says people of earth (earlings AKA terrans) are fortunate to have so much water as he's looking at the ocean water. He knows so much about earth, he should have known that ocean water is useless. Santa Barbara did build a water desalination plant in the early 1990's but was never turned on. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Martin: Stop being such a wet blanket.
Zoot, Martin's Talking Space Suit: Hey, leave my mother out of this.
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Crazy Credits

Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »

Connections

Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Hot Hot Hot
Written by Arrow
Performed by David Johansen (as Buster Poindexter)
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Just did not have enough jokes and story.
30 March 2008 | by FilmFanInTheHouseSee all my reviews

My Favourite Martian (1999, Dir. Donald Petrie)

Life couldn't get much worse for News Producer Tim O'Hara. He humiliates the one he loves, Brace Channing and ends up getting fired by her father. Then, a Martian from Mars arrives in his home. The Martian adopts the name 'Uncle Martin' and becomes friends with Tim, whilst he fixes his ship. Unaware to Martin, Tim actually wants to reveal him to the world, but can he actually do that to his new friend and 'Uncle'?

I was very young when this came out, and at the time i loved it. I am not familiar at all with the original TV series and had never seen any of the episodes, but i do know what makes a good film, and this film isn't exactly a good film. The film just did not have a well built story. The film just seemed to have a lot of scenes of talking and walking around. The film was basically just following them around in their normal lives. When action did begin to pick up, this was very limited and was over in a matter of minutes. The characters really didn't have much character in them. There weren't many jokes at all coming from any of them. Christopher Lloyd only seemed to play the most interesting character and did provide me with a few laughs. He had all the perfect characteristics, but this still doesn't save a poorly written film.

"Is there an alien amongst us?" - Brace Channing (Elizabeth Hurley)


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Favorite Martian See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,828,586, 14 February 1999

Gross USA:

$36,850,101

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,850,101
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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