Night at the Museum

Synopsis: In New York, unemployed and divorced Larry Daley is a complete loser. His son Nick is very disappointed with his father who is going to be evicted. Larry accepts the job of night watchman in the Museum of Natural History and takes the place of three old security guards that have just retired in order to raise some money and pay his bills. On his first shift, Larry soon realizes that everything at the museum is not as it seems as the statues begin to come to life after the sun sets. The Museum transforms into complete chaos with the inexperienced Larry in charge as he learns that an old Egyptian stone that came to the Museum in 1950 brings these statues to life until dawn. When Larry brings his son to spend a night with him, the three old guards break into the Museum to try to steal the magical stone. Larry organizes all the historic characters to help him stop the criminals and save the museum.
Director(s): Shawn Levy
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

in 43 years at this agency...

...I've never seen a resume

quite like yours.

All right.

That wasn't a compliment.

It says here you were the CEO...

...of Snaptime lndustries.

Care to elaborate on that?

Sure. Well, that was the umbrella

corporation for my invention, the Snapper.

You know, you snap, the lights come on.

Snap, they come off.

Didn't they already make that?

No, no, that's the Clapper,

which, obviously...

...stole a bit of our thunder.

Personally, I don't really see

what the big difference is, I mean:

You know, whatever, but...

...apparently there is a significant portion

of the population that has trouble actually...


-Clapping's easier.


I can't help you.


Can I call you Debbie? Because...

...I felt a connection

when I entered this office...

...and I don't know,

I feel like you did too.

I didn't feel a connection.


I need a job tomorrow, okay?

If I don't have one....

Well, I just need it, okay?

Well, I don't know.

I might have one thing.

They've turned down everyone

I've sent over there, but--


--who knows?

You might get lucky.

-Excuse me. Hi.


I'm Larry Daley. I've got a job interview

with Cecil Fredricks.

-Right. He should still be in his office.


-I'm Rebecca Hutman. I'm a docent here.


-Let me point you in the right direction.


Teddy Roosevelt, right?

-Yes, a great visionary.

-Yes, definitely.

He was our 4th president, right?



Please don't touch the exhibits!

I mean....


Miss Hutman.

I cannot tolerate this type of chaos.

I mean, this is a museum, not a....

Do you know what "museum" means?

It doesn't mean,

"Daddy, it's a big Tyrannosaurus thing.

Can I touch its leg? " No!

Work it out, please.

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Robert Ben Garant

Robert Ben Garant (born September 14, 1970) is an American screenwriter, producer, director, actor and comedian. He has a long professional relationship with Thomas Lennon, from their time on the seminal sketch-comedy show The State, the cop show spoof Reno 911!, and numerous screenwriting collaborations. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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