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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 »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Martian Has Landed. There Goes The Neighborhood.

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bill Murray, Michael Douglas, Charlton Heston, and Martin Sheen were also considered for the role Uncle Martin. See more »

Goofs

When Martin is drinking the liquid from the lava lamp, it is clear that he is actually pouring it over his shoulder and not in his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Martin: You Earthlings don't know how lucky you are. The only water we get on Mars has to be squeezed from rocks.
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Crazy Credits

Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »

Connections

References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Uncle Martin Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
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User Reviews

 
Does not do the Original justice. Not worth spending your time and money on....
3 March 1999 | by JMECSee all my reviews

We went into this movie because my husband had enjoyed the original version of `My favourite Martian'. We had our 6 year old daughter with us. She wanted to leave halfway through the movie which was fine with both her parents! The parts we did see were only occasionally humorous, mostly either too silly or gross. I would expect that this movie might appeal to kids between 9-12, if that. It's definitely not suited for younger children. From what I've heard the original series was by far superior and if you are going to "relive the past" you'll probably be disappointed.


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