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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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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:

Mi marciano favorito See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,181,043, 12 February 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,830,057, 18 July 1999
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wallace Shawn's character's full name is Elliot Coleye, which was purposely made to sound like "E-coli". See more »

Goofs

When Uncle Martin is showing Tim the nurplex in the dressing room, his hand changes position to prevent his hand from blocking the viewpoint of the camera. it switches from an over-hand grip to an under-hand grip. See more »

Quotes

Nurplex Kid: Mine! Gum.
Uncle Martin: Mine! Nerplex.
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Crazy Credits

Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »


Soundtracks

Rawhide Theme
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
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All computer F/X and no comedy!
17 March 2002 | by Renaldo MatlinSee all my reviews

Boy, I can hear those producers right now: "That's great, a movie-version of My Favorite Martian... That calls for computer FX! Get me those CGI-people!"

The writers: "Well, we were hoping that the story..."

The Producers: "Yes, yes, yes! But enough with the story, GET ME COMPUTER FX!!! GOTTA HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF FX!!! KIDS WILL LOVE IT!!!"

And thus yet another charming 60's TV-show was mutilated by Hollywood.

This movie version is so loaded with pointless F/X they left no room for a story, not to mention comedy! All though Jeff Daniels and Christopher Lloyd try their best the story just ISN'T FUNNY. Not to mention that dreadful ZOOT-character voiced by Wayne Knight: it ranks as one of the most annoying film characters off all time, alongside the infamous Jar Jar Binks.

One plus worth mentioning: the star of the original show, Ray Walston, turns up and he is in surprisingly good form.


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