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My Favorite Martian (1999)

A Martian lands on Earth and makes friends with a reporter.

Director:

Donald Petrie

Writers:

John L. Greene (television series My Favorite Martian), Sherri Stoner | 1 more credit »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lloyd ... Uncle Martin
Jeff Daniels ... Tim O'Hara
Elizabeth Hurley ... Brace Channing
Daryl Hannah ... Lizzie
Wallace Shawn ... Coleye
Christine Ebersole ... Mrs. Brown
Michael Lerner ... Mr. Channing
Ray Walston ... Armitan
Shelley Malil ... Felix
Jeremy Hotz ... Billy
T.K. Carter ... Lenny
Dawn Maxey Dawn Maxey ... Salesgirl
Steven Anthony Lawrence ... Nurplex Kid
Michael Chieffo ... Earl Metz
Troy Evans ... Captain Dalton
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Storyline

Life couldn't get much worse for News Producer Tim O'Hara. He humiliates the one he loves, Brace Channing and ends up getting fired by her father. Then, a Martian from Mars arrives in his home. The Martian adopts the name 'Uncle Martin' and becomes friends with Tim, whilst he fixes his ship. Unaware to Martin, Tim actually wants to reveal him to the world, but can he actually do that to his new friend and 'Uncle'? Written by FilmFanUK

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Martian Has Landed. There Goes The Neighborhood.

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor, action-violence, sensuality, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Favorite Martian See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,828,586, 14 February 1999

Gross USA:

$36,850,101

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,850,101
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bill Murray, Michael Douglas, Charlton Heston, and Martin Sheen were also considered for the role Uncle Martin. See more »

Goofs

When Uncle Martin is showing Tim the nurplex in the dressing room, his hand changes position to prevent his hand from blocking the viewpoint of the camera. it switches from an over-hand grip to an under-hand grip. See more »

Quotes

Nurplex Kid: Mine! Gum.
Uncle Martin: Mine! Nerplex.
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Crazy Credits

Zoot AS HIMSELF See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

My Favorite Martian Theme Song
Written by George Greeley
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Totally ruined the concept.
31 January 2007 | by eastcoastguyzSee all my reviews

They totally ruined the concept for this story. The second the talking space suit appeared, I knew this was going to be very bad. Too often what happens is that the makers of some films get seduced with the ability of special effects and forget the story. At that point, it was no longer a movie of the beloved My Favorite Martian we have enjoyed from the TV series but a cartoon. I highly recommend people watch the old TV series when it is on in syndication or if its available on DVD, because those shows focused on story and what little special effects that were done in the TV series were strongly carried by the acting, writing and direction.


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