Pluto Nash

Pluto Nash

Ron Underwood (2001)

90min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
With elaborate special effects substituting for the missing script, director Ron Underwood's alleged sci-fi action comedy is a slapdash, $100 million turkey. An unusually bland Eddie Murphy plays former crook Pluto Nash, bizarrely described by one character as the "Tito Puente of smuggling", who is struggling to keep his moon nightclub from falling under intergalactic Mafia control in 2087. Accompanying Murphy on these lunar-tic rambles is his outdated robot bodyguard (a truly asinine Randy Quaid) and wannabe singer Rosario Dawson. Complete with a Xanadu-style dance routine, Pam Grier as Pluto's mother indulging in tired blaxploitation moves and rent-a-cameo John Cleese as a virtual reality chauffeur, this is a flop of epic proportions.

Summary

A successful entrepreneur running a nightclub on the moon is shocked to discover the Lunar Mafia have set their sights on seizing the venture - but the manager, his robotic partner and the club's lead singer are no pushover, and fight back against the hostile takeover. Sci-fi comedy, starring Eddie Murphy, Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson and Peter Boyle.

Cast & Crew

Pluto Nash Eddie Murphy
Bruno Randy Quaid
Dina Lake Rosario Dawson
Mogan Joe Pantoliano
Anthony "Tony" Francis Jay Mohr
Felix Laranga Luis Guzman
Belcher James Rebhorn
Rowland Peter Boyle
Gino Burt Young
Miguel Miguel A Nunez Jr
Flura Nash Pam Grier
James John Cleese
Kelp Victor Varnado
Dr Mona Zimmer Illeana Douglas
Director Ron Underwood
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: May be edited for violence.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 30 Aug 2002
Drama Comedy