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

Larry, do them in order,

do them all and do them quick.

And the most important thing of all

to remember:
Don't let anything in or out.


Good luck, son.

-Night, Gus.

-Young buck. Cracking wise.

Moving on.





I am Larry.

Check! Larry! Larry.

Monday! Monday! Monday!

Monster Truck Rally.


Okay, very funny, Cecil!

What is this, like a

David Copperfield thing?

This is weird.


Come on. Revolve. Revolve!

-Name, please?



-One moment. Connecting.


-Cecil! It's Larry Daley!

Larry. Yes, how can I help you?

The dinosaur-- The dinosaur is alive!

I'm having a little trouble

hearing you, friend.


The dinosaur's alive!

What do I do?

Tell me what to do!

Read the instructions.

It explains everything.

Okay, I got them!

-I'll see you tomorrow.

-Wait! What--?

What bone?


Play fetch?

No way.



-You give me gum-gum.

-I give you gum-gum?

You new dum-dum.

You give me gum-gum.

Okay, you know what?

I have no gum-gum. Sorry.

And my name isn't dum-dum,

my name's Larry.

No, your name dum-dum.

Oh, you in trouble, dum-dum.

You'd better run-run

from Attila the Hun-Hun.

See you later, dum-dum.

What is happening?


How you doing?

Are you...?



You're "Sakagawaya"?

Oh, Sakagawea. You're Sakagawea?

The glass. I can't...

...hear you.

You can't...? You can't hear me?

Excuse me.

"Who assisted the Lewis and Clark--"

Right, so that's Lewis and Clark

and you're.... Right.

You seem-- I'm Larry.

What's going on? What's--?

Do you know what's going on here?

Huns. I gotta--

Hey. Hi.

Tin Man. Hey. Hi. How you doing?

I'm new. It says I'm supposed to

lock up the lions or they'll eat me.

You're Galileo? No?

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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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