My Favorite Martian (1999)
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News producer Tim O'Hara gets himself fired for unwillingly compromising his bosses' daughter Brace Channing during a live transmission. A little later, he witnesses the crashing of a small martian spacecraft, realizing his one-time chance of delivering a story that will rock the earth. Since Tim took the original, but scaled down spaceship with him, the martian follows him to retrieve it. Unfortunately, the electron accelerator is broken and the martian seeks Tim's help. Tim and "uncle Martin" now stay together, but Tim tapes the Alien with hidden cameras for his story of a lifetime. Ruthless Brace acquires the cassettes after Tim has become a friend with Martin and decided otherwise. Not only do they now have to hinder the publication of the material, but also will the (rental) spaceship self-destruct, if not back in space in a few hours.
The Martian Has Landed. There Goes The Neighborhood.
Title: My Favorite Martian
Release Date: February 12, 1999
Runtime: 94 mins
All Genres: Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 4.5
Buried.com Rating: 5.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: PG
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for some crude humor, action-violence, sensuality, partial nudity and language.
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 ...Salesgirl
Steven Anthony Lawrence ...Nurplex Kid
Michael Chieffo ...Earl Metz
Troy Evans ...Captain Dalton
Arthur Senzy ...Cmdr. Murdoch
Charles Chun ...Radar Controller
Michael Dempsey ...Van Gundy
David St. James ...Prescott
Dee Anne Helsel ...Dressing Room Woman
Joe Garrett ...Hardware Store Employee
Lorin McCraley ...Cool Dude
Ken Thorley ...KGSC-TV Floor Manager
Tom Hallick ...Howard Greenly
Barry Pearl ...News Director
Buck Kartalian ...Muscle Man
Steve Bond ...The SETI Group Driver
Sylvester 'Bear' Terkay ...Huge Guard
Michael Bailey Smith ...Big Guard
Jean Luc Martin ...Guard at Gate
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John L. Greene
"Uncle Martin Theme"
"My Favorite Martian Theme Song"
"Blues Come Walkin' In"
"The Perfect Wave"
"Hot Hot Hot"
"Give a Little Love"
"I Got You (I Feel Good)"
"La donna è mobile"
"Get Ready 4 This"
"Let's Fall in Love"
More Movie Taglines:
- The Martian Has Landed. There Goes The Neighborhood.
- Brace Channing: Here's a rememberence of our last date.
Uncle Martin: You Earthlings don't know how lucky you are. The only water we get on Mars has to be squeezed from rocks.
Tim O'Hara: O'Hara here, leave a message, keep it short. Mr. Channing: Channing here, you're fired. Short enough for you?
Nurplex Kid: Mine! Gum. Uncle Martin: Mine! Nerplex.
Uncle Martin: Blotz!
- "Armitan" (played by Ray Walston, the original Favorite Martian on TV) is an anagram for "martian."
In one scene, Daryl Hannah wears an Incredible Hulk t-shirt while talking on the phone to Jeff Daniels. "The Incredible Hulk" (1978) starred the late Bill Bixby, who played Tim O'Hara in the original "My Favorite Martian" (1963) TV show.
At the first crash site, Dr. Coli mentions the "Martian Incident of 1963". Armitan replies, "Not only is that incident classified, but it never happened!" This refers to the original "My Favorite Martian" (1963) TV show, which debuted in 1963, and Ray Walston playing Uncle Martin.
After giving back Uncle Martin's antenna, Armitan/Neenert (Ray Walston) makes several comments relating to his role as the original Uncle Martin. He first says, "Everything's in black and white," in reference to black and white television. "The commercials are going 'Pop, pop' and 'Fizz, fizz!" is a reference to the classic Alka-Seltzer commercial. His third line, "That gum lost its flavor in '66," honors the year the original show ended; 1966.
Lizzie is transformed into an updated computer-graphic version of the "monster of the id" animated by Disney artists in Forbidden Planet (1956).
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