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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

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Wallace Shawn's character's full name is Elliot Coleye, which was purposely made to sound like "E-coli". 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: It's Lizzie. What's a Lizzie?
Zoot, Martin's Talking Space Suit: I'd say a Model T Ford, but this one's got better tires.
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Crazy Credits

Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »

Connections

Referenced in The New Guy (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Uncle Martin Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
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User Reviews

 
How can you go wrong with Disney?
31 August 2006 | by glentom1See all my reviews

When I was a kid in the 50's and 60's anything connected with Disney was by definition great. What happened? They are able to get any actors and actresses they want, the best of their time. But somehow Disney manages to screw things up in spite of their abundant resources.

Disney can afford the best writers, the best producers and directors, but still...they screw things up! This movie is crap. The sad thing is that I suspect Disney in their arrogance does not even know when a movie is good or bad.

It is only due to the talent of the actors that I can even give it a 3 of 10.


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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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