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The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi | 16 August 2002 (USA)
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In the future, a man struggles to keep his lunar nightclub out of the hands of the mafia.

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Ron Underwood

Writer:

Neil Cuthbert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Pluto Nash
Randy Quaid ... Bruno
Rosario Dawson ... Dina Lake
Joe Pantoliano ... Mogan
Jay Mohr ... Tony Francis
Luis Guzmán ... Felix Laranga
James Rebhorn ... Belcher
Peter Boyle ... Rowland
Burt Young ... Gino
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Miguel
Pam Grier ... Flura Nash
John Cleese ... James
Victor Varnado Victor Varnado ... Kelp
Illeana Douglas ... Dr. Mona Zimmer
Jacynthe René Jacynthe René ... Babette
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Storyline

After his successful night club is blown to flaming bits, Pluto and his band travel across the moon looking for clues as to who is behind the arson. Along with Bruno and Dina, Pluto visits a seedy motel, his secret hide out and the casino of the most powerful man on the moon searching for the evil doer, only to find out that the destruction of his club may have been his own fault Written by FMJ_Joker

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Genres:

Comedy | Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pluto Nash See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,182,900, 18 August 2002

Gross USA:

$4,420,080

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,103,973
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

References to both candidates in the 2016 U.S. presidential election appear in this film. When money is handled in the film the portrait of Hillary Clinton is shown on the bill. Later on Trump's name appears on a billboard relating to his real estate business. See more »

Goofs

In the end fight, Pluto Nash's twin falls and crashes onto the Blackjack table, the female on the right side has no reaction but step back, smiles, and doesn't even spill her champagne while everybody else is shocked and jumping back. See more »

Quotes

Rowland: There's a clone doctor named Runa Pedanken. Made a big name for herself creating an entire basketball team from one old guy.
Pluto Nash: The Air Jordans. Yeah.
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Connections

References Tremors (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing in the Moonlight
Written by Shelian Wade and Travis Landon House
Performed by Lina
Courtesy of Chevis Publishing Corp.
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Time Waster
19 June 2006 | by KingofCarrotFlowersSee all my reviews

This movie was so savagely criticized that I desperately wanted to like it, to prove everybody wrong and to claim that Eddie Murphy was back with a bang and with his funny bones throbbing like they never had. I wanted all that badly...until I got to see the movie and got sourly disappointed at such flagrant waste of resources.

Not that E.Murphy's name is a guarantee of quality cinema anymore but at least he used to have some dignity, usually top notch character actor Joe Pantoliano(just watch"Memento") also sets something close to a career low here. The visual side of the film is occasionally spectacular but nothing can overcome the increasingly frequent hollywoodian syndrome of having scripts and dialogs that look as if they were written by drunken apes, I mean zero intelligence, zero subtlety, zero coherence all amounting to one gigantic mess of half baked concepts that never gel into anything resembling a decent film.

To top it off for an action comedy the action part is feeble at best and the least said about the jokes the better(oh the endless horny robot jokes). It flopped for a reason, nobody in a right frame of mind would want to repeat his dose of Pluto Nash.


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