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

This is the Diorama Room.

Oh, yeah.

I remember these little guys. Cute.


Hey, Cecil!

-Did I get you good?


You got me.

Seriously, though, no fooling around

in here. This stuff is really old.

All right, then. As you can see,

it's pretty quiet in here these days.

On the left there is your Attila the Hun.

And here we have our Easter lsland head.

Hey, Cecil.

And this, of course,

is the Hall of African Mammals.

Ah, yes.

Monkeys. I love monkeys.


-Guy's cute.

Yeah, we call him Dexter.

He's quite a little...

...ball of fun, aren't you, Dexter?

Moving on.

And, finally, this is the temple

of the Pharaoh Ahkmenrah.

And in that tomb right down there,

the pharaoh himself.


And hanging on the wall behind him...

...was his most prized possession,

the Tablet of Ahkmenrah.

Twenty-four-carat gold.

It's worth a fortune.

Very cool.

It is indeed, Larry.

Very cool.

All right. Report here at 5 tomorrow.

We'll walk you through your duties.

Okay, 5. I'll be here.

Moving on.

Hey, it's me. So I got a job.

Larry, that's great. What is it?

It's a job... the Museum of Natural History.

Yeah, so you can tell Nicky

that we won't be moving.

Larry, this is good news.

Yeah, no, definitely.

So I'll see you tomorrow?


-Okay, bye.


Your keys. Your torch.


-You'll wanna strap those to your belt.

It can get a little spooky

around here at night... you might wanna

put a few lights on.

All right, flashlight, keys.

What am I for--?

The instruction manual.


You start with one, two, three....


Are you cracking wise?

I ought to punch you

in the nose, hopscotch.

Leave him alone, Gus.

You got it covered, right, Larry?

Yeah, yeah, I got it.

-You better get it!


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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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