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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 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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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 »

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Trivia

According to Cinefex, Zoot was originally a silent character. He was later changed to being a wise-cracking, fast-talking character during post-production. 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: Tim, anything in this room strike you as odd?
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Crazy Credits

Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »

Connections

References Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Fall in Love
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of PolyGram Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Interesting take on the TV series
2 January 2001 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

I had not seen the TV series for 30 years or so, but I had fond memories of it--I think Ray Walston could have played martin in this one(he does a cameo), still. Christopher Lloyd did his schtik--which I usually love and played him a little more "wacky". Elizabeth Hurley was her delicious self, while Daryl Hannah tried to play the "innocent" at age 40! This was a little raunchy for a Disney flick, but overall it was OK.

After seeing the movie, I caught a re-run of the old show and appreciated how funny it really was.


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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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