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Meet Dave (2008)

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A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.

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Brian Robbins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Dave / Captain
Elizabeth Banks ... Gina Morrison
Gabrielle Union ... No. 3 - Cultural Officer
Scott Caan ... Dooley
Ed Helms ... No. 2 - 2nd In Command
Kevin Hart ... No. 17
Mike O'Malley ... Knox
Pat Kilbane ... No. 4 - Security Officer
Judah Friedlander ... Engineer
Marc Blucas ... Mark
Jim Turner ... Doctor
Austyn Myers ... Josh Morrison (as Austyn Lynd Myers)
Adam Tomei Adam Tomei ... No. 35
Brian Huskey ... Lieutenant Right Arm
Shawn Christian ... Lieutenant Left Arm
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Storyline

A spaceship shaped like a human lands face first on Liberty Island. Its crew (of tiny, intelligent, and unemotional beings) is looking for an orb sent from its planet to extract the oceans' salt, which will ruin Earth. The orb is in the possession of Josh, the fifth-grade son of a single mom whose car strikes the ambulatory alien spaceship and cripples its power supply. The crew has 48 hours to recover the orb, throw it in the Atlantic, and leave Earth. Over the course of two days, the ship's crew experiences chaos and emotion in New York. Do Earth's giants - Josh and his mom - have anything to teach these brainy aliens? Meanwhile, mutiny is afoot and the cops are closing in. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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alien | orb | spaceship | planet | mutiny | See All (116) »

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There's a Whole Other World Going on Inside of Him. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for bawdy and suggestive humor, action and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Starship Dave See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,251,918, 13 July 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,802,056, 5 October 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,650,079, 1 May 2015
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To promote the movie, the studio put a big Eddie Murphy head on a trolly to tour the US. Gabrielle Union was aboard, popping out of the ear from time to time, reassuring people and saying "You have nothing to fear from the Giant Eddie Murphy Head, for He is a merciful Giant Eddie Murphy Head," See more »

Goofs

While the Captain and the crew show themselves to be utterly clueless as to cultural mores of Earth, yet - as do many Earth men - Dave's left ear is pierced. However, the Captain, after whom "Dave" is modeled, also has a pierced left ear. It is quite possible that "Dave" has ALL the Captain's features, including a pierced ear. See more »

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[first lines]
Department of Defense worker: Dude, dude...no, I was like..."Yes, we *do* have nuclear missiles", and he was all like "No, you don't", and I was all like "Yes, we do." "Whatever." And I was like "Well, what part of 'whatever' do you not get?"
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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Buffalo Gals
(from It's a Wonderful Life (1946))
Traditional
Arranged by Dimitri Tiomkin
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I met Dave and I was glad I did.
6 August 2008 | by MairegChernetSee all my reviews

You know, these critics need to go easy on these kinds of family movies, because the bad reviews really made me underestimate the film. But when I saw it, I really enjoyed it. For a family movie, Meet Dave is great. Although it was a bit superficial, it kept me laughing almost throughout. I don't even know why it's getting such bad reviews. I do know though that bad marketing is the main cause of the film being so unsuccessful .

Meet Dave focuses on a bunch of miniature aliens who land their human-sized spaceship on earth on the lookout for their lost "orb". Eddie Murphy plays both an alien and a spaceship perfectly. Especially the first part of the film as he is getting accustomed to earth people is just hilarious. The things he does and how he does them are really funny.

Usually I somewhat believe what the critics say about a movie. But this is one film that certainly made me not believe in what they say.

6.8/10


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