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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dave / Captain
... Gina Morrison
... No. 3 - Cultural Officer
... Dooley
... No. 2 - 2nd In Command
... No. 17
... Knox
... No. 4 - Security Officer
... Engineer
... Mark
... Doctor
... Josh Morrison (as Austyn Lynd Myers)
Adam Tomei ... No. 35
... Lieutenant Right Arm
... 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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He's A Spaceship... And Out of This World! See more »


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

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11 July 2008 (USA)  »

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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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This film was originally set to be produced by Paramount Pictures with whom Eddie Murphy has had a long-time association. 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 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) 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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Another Good Murphy Film Hugely Critized
16 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I just finished watching this movie and i have to say that the rating for this movie should have been a lot better.

A lot of people are suggesting that eddie's career is going downhill but in my opinion its gone from good to bad back to good. He started his career with some brilliant movies (Coming to America, Beverly Hills Cop, trading places etc) and also two of the best stand ups i have ever watched (Raw & Delirious). His career hit a snag with movies like boomerang, metro, holy man etc.

His latest films have been very good and i think they will keep getting better. Shrek trilogy, Norbit, Dreamgirls, Daddy Day Care etc.

If you want to watch a good movie with a few good gags i would definitely recommend this one.

Eddie Murphy plays an alien captain who his sent to earth with his crew in a ship shaped as eddie murphy to retrieve a rock. During their time on earth they learn more about human life learn to become part of it.

I wont go into to much detail but i would recommend this movie.


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