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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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He's A Spaceship... And Out of This World! 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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Meet Dave is a 2008 sci-fi comedy from director Brain Robbins and stars Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Scott Caan and Ed Helms. Meet Dave follows the miniature crew of a spaceship which is in the form of the ship's captain (Eddie Murphy) as they arrive on Earth in New York City to seek out a orb from their planet which could drain Earth of it's oceans' salt which has fallen into the possession of a boy called Josh Morrison. But, the crew soon become emotionally affected by their experiences on Earth and human life. But, the mad 2nd in command (Ed Helms) mutinies and takes over the ship. See more »

Goofs

When Dooley and his partner check out the impact site on Liberty Island, the rock in front of Dooley visibly wobbles as only a lightweight object would do. 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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Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Buffalo Gals
(from It's a Wonderful Life (1946))
Traditional
Arranged by Dimitri Tiomkin
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Wonderful feel-good movie...no matter what anyone else says
26 July 2008 | by ronniebunSee all my reviews

It is rare for me to feel so strongly about something that I actually register on a website JUST to add my own comment to it. Well, this is what I just did here on IMDb because.... this movie rocks. I'm looking at the ratings breakdown and almost half of the votes are 1 out of 10 while the other half is evenly spread over ratings from 2 to 10. Is it just me or does someone want to bring this gem of a movie down? o_O

Eddie Murphy is awesome as both Dave (the ship) and its captain, and the supporting cast is brilliant...I smiled throughout the whole movie and had some real laughs, the plot is tight with no real holes I could make out, AND... whoever it was that said the whole premise is silly and laughable is forgetting one important thing about these kind of movies: They're fantasy entertainment.

And on that basis, "Meet Dave" works. Humor, warmth, a friendship/self-confidence message, faith in the good in humans, it's all there and wonderfully done. Of course the plot is more than unlikely, but that's the beauty of movies in general - they can take you to an imaginary world and let you be amazed at the "what-ifs."

It's just such a shame that most people aren't even going to bother seeing this once they glance at the IMDb rating. As for me, I can't wait for the DVD release. It rocks, from the first minute to the last.

Welcome back, Eddie Murphy :)


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