My Favorite Martian

My Favorite Martian

Donald Petrie (1999)

93min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This special-effects farce is a pointless farrago that's nowhere near as fun as the 1960s show that inspired it, despite an in-joke appearance by original Martian Ray Walston. Here, unemployed TV-news producer Jeff Daniels hides crash-landed alien Christopher Lloyd in his car as the manic shape-shifter searches for spaceship spare parts. A highly talented cast - yes, even Elizabeth Hurley - drowns in a mass of bad quips, slapstick pratfalls and shameless mugging in a commercially crass and leaden make-over that's clearly tailored as a Men in Black for youngsters.

Summary

A TV journalist meets a stranded alien who is trying to repair his crashed spacecraft. After first planning to exploit the chance of a big story, he instead offers his help after befriending the visitor - but a fellow reporter plans to expose the truth. Sci-fi comedy based on the 1960s TV series, starring Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Hurley and Daryl Hannah.

Cast & Crew

Tim O'Hara Jeff Daniels
Uncle Martin Christopher Lloyd
Brace Channing Elizabeth Hurley
Lizzie Daryl Hannah
Mrs Lorelei Brown Christine Ebersole
Coleye Wallace Shawn
Mr Channing Michael Lerner
Billy Jeremy Hotz
Armitan Ray Walston
Director Donald Petrie
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UKGuidance: Violence, swearing and nudity.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 28 May 1999
Drama Comedy Children's