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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Co-writer Bill Corbett originally pitched this idea to SciFi.com as a possible web series. 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 »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Inside the Actors Studio: Eddie Murphy (2006) See more »

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Estoy caliente
Written by Hector Manuel Rivera and Braulio Barreras
Performed by Mirly 'Chino' Espinoza (as Chino Espinoza) y Los Dueños Del Son
Produced by Hector Manuel Rivera
Courtesy of Dimelo! Records through special arrangement with Latin Music Entertainment, Inc.
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Meet Eddie Murphy's last shred of dignity
17 July 2008 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Once upon a time, in a magical world we like to call the 1980's, Eddie Murphy was on top of his game, not only was he on top, he was actually funny! He made comedy after comedy after comedy of non stop laughs and nothing seemed like it could stop him; then the world of the 1990's came, as much as we hoped for Eddie, it seemed like he had more mediocre comedies; then the new millennium, oh, boy, his world has shattered since then. He was very lucky to have an Oscar nomination with Dream Girls, yet continued to release bad movies such as Daddy Day Care and the disaster that was Norbit, now we have Meet Dave, which would've been a good bad movie with unknown actors, but since we have well known actors, you can't help but feel bad for them, but Eddie Murphy just keeps making mistakes after mistakes and I'm just wondering what the heck was he on to think this was the script that will save his career, because I want whatever he's taking since he's in a La-La land right now.

I feel silly telling you the "plot", but I'm going to try to make it work. Dave is an alien who has crashed into Planet Earth, he has little people inside him who control his movements and voice. Dave is on a mission to gather all of the Earth's water and bring it back to his home planet. But when he meets a single mother, Gina, she shows him a good time in New York City and all of a sudden the little people wanna stay on Planet Earth. But one little alien named Agent number 2 is planning on succeeding at the mission and take over, yeah, that's the plot.

I work at a movie theater so I get to see movies for free, the way I figure it is even if a movie looks bad, just give it a shot, it may not be as bad as it seems. Now granted, this movie is one step above Norbit, that's the relief, but the major problem here is, this movie isn't even good for the kids, it insults everyone's intelligence. Now I love movies, I also have an extremely open mind and will say if a movie was fun and to give it a shot, but Eddie Murphy, we need to save him if he can't save himself, his intervention must be the biggest movie flop in the world, well, I think he's succeeding with Meet Dave. Meet Dave has 2 funny moments, then the rest of the script could have been written by 5 year old. I wouldn't recommend this, the only thing it wasted was my time.

2/10


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