My Favorite Martian

Synopsis: Life couldn't get much worse for News Producer Tim O'Hara. He humiliates the one he loves, Brace Channing and ends up getting fired by her father. Then, a Martian from Mars arrives in his home. The Martian adopts the name 'Uncle Martin' and becomes friends with Tim, whilst he fixes his ship. Unaware to Martin, Tim actually wants to reveal him to the world, but can he actually do that to his new friend and 'Uncle'?
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Donald Petrie
Production: Walt Disney Productions
  3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
12%
PG
Year:
1999
94 min
15 Views

Mars surface ops,

this is Houston. We're go for data.

Copy, Houston. Base pedal

temp good. Remote pedal actuator good.

Probe primary and auxiliary

transponders a-okay.

Shunt voltage three zero.

D.S.N. uplink rate is now 61.101.

Copy. We'll see if we

can better that for you.

This is the probe's

We need all the data we can get.

Uh, standby.

We're getting a low current level here.

Voltage is down to, uh, 185.

Here's our rock, fellas. One-one-niner.

-Beautiful.

-There it is again. There it is again.

Voltage down to 113.

-Can you repo the solar arrays?

- Uh, negative.

M.P.C. load is critical.

-Mars surface ops,

we're losing the signal.

-We're losing the signal here!

Roger that.

Transmission terminated.

-Well, people, congratulations.

We collected data

on over a dozen new rocks.

I'd say this was five years

and three trillion dollars well spent!

Come on, gentlemen, keep up with me.

I want an exclusive...

with that policeman who was

in the Santa Barbara shootout.

-I'll take it.

-Glad you could make it, O'Hara.

Prescott, it's yours.

Take Harrison and camera car five.

I want it for the 6:00.

It's no good at 10:00. You got that?

-It's no good at 10:00.

-What are you, a parrot? Get movin'.

I want footage of that 1st Monument Bank

that got knocked off down in Oxnard.

-I'm all over it.

-Van Gundy?

-Sir!

-And get that security camera's

videotape, you got that?

-Yeah, mm-hmm.

-No tape, no story.

You got it, boss.

Whatever you say, boss.

I like Van Gundy.

I need something on that

shuttle launch tonight at Vandenberg.

-Well, that's me.

I know Vandenberg, chief.

-Chief?

Who are you, Clark Kent?

FFelix, it's yours.

Get interviews

with all the top brass involved.

Oh, take Brace with you. It's a good

story for her to cut her teeth on.

Brace? Are you sure? Because I usually

produce Brace's on-camera segments.

We're a team. I mean, we're more

than a team. Brace and I are-

You and my daughter are what?

-Um, nothing.

-That's right.

I didn't send Brace to all those

fancy English boarding schools...

to wind up with the likes of you.

Oh, O'Hara, I've got something here

that's right up your alley.

A senior citizens' tanning contest

being held tomorrow at Sunset Pier.

The Hawaiian Tropic Senior

Cocoa Butter Classic.

-Huh?

I want footage

of all the old farts baking,

an interview with the doctor on

the dangers of sunbathing, yadda, yadda.

Something to fill time

if my idiot weatherman runs short.

Mr. Channing? Mr. Channing?

Excuse me. Sir?

You hired me because I had ten years'

experience as a newspaper reporter.

Now, I will go to the ends of the Earth

to bring you a great story.

But I need the chance.

You know, Tim, when I look at you,

I see myself at your age.

-Really?

-And I was a moron!

-Huh.

-But you got a lot of nerve,

O'Hara, and I like that.

Sometimes.

Okay, it's yours.

-B-B-B-But you said-

-Shut up, Felix.

You won't- You won't regret this, sir.

You really won't.

O'Hara! You screw up this Vandenberg

thing, you're fired. Is that clear?

Yeah.

Crystal.

Attention, all personnel.

We are T minus five minutes

and counting.

We're here at the Vandenberg Air Force

Base, where for the first time,

-Cut. Brace?

-the shuttle Atlantis

will be launched...

-Sweetie, could we lose the gum?

-Billy!

Excuse me, Sergeant.

-I love show business.

Yeah, okay. Everybody back

to one, please. Here we go.

Same thing.

In five, four, three, two-

We're here at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

-We're here

at Vandenberg Air Force Base,

-Where just minutes from now,

where just minutes from now,

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