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

-Will do, sir.

-Thank you.

Dr. McPhee, the museum director.

Seems like a fun guy.

Control your young, please. Can we?

Hello? Just kidding.

Hi. I'm Larry Daley.

Are you Mr. Fredricks?

Mr. Fredricks was my father.

I am Cecil. Good to meet you, Larry.

Nice firm handshake.

I like that. Tells a lot about a man.

Come on in.

Let's talk turkey here.

The museum is losing money,

hand over fist.

I guess kids today don't care about

wax figures or stuffed animals.

So they're downsizing,

which is code for firing...

...myself and the other two night guards.

They want to replace us

with one new guard.

-Oh, sorry.

-Well, what are you gonna do?

I'd like you to meet

my two colleagues here.

Reginald? Gus?

Where is he? I'll beat him with my fist!

Gus, this is Larry Daley, the kid who

wants to be the new night guard.

Night guard?

No, the lady at the agency said

this was a museum position.

Most important position

in the museum, Larry.

He looks like a weirdie.

Wonderful guard, terrible people skills.

Now, listen, lunch box.

Don't try anything funny.

I once went nine rounds

with John L. Sullivan.

You never fought John L. Sullivan

in your life.

Gentlemen, we have

a job candidate here.

He's got an excellent resume,

a winning attitude...

...and I say let's give him a shot.

What do you say?

Hang on a sec. I think I might wanna

have a little time just to think it over.

Do you want the job or not, snack shack?

-No, no, I want the job--

-Welcome to the night guards, Larry.

Larry, meet me up on the second floor.

I'll slip into my orthopedics and

give you a little tour. Arthritic knees.

Not fun getting old, my friend. Go on.

You really think he's the one?

Oh, yes.

He's the one.

Gotta keep it moving, Larry.

I'm pretty spry for an old man.

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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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