My Favorite Martian (1999)

93 min.
Plot  The film opens on Mars, showing the last moments of a Mars rover's mission. As the rover prepares to sample Martian rock, it "kicks the bucket." The mission controllers congratulate themselves on a "successful" mission, while back on Mars the scene pans up from the dead rover to show a huge undiscovered Martian city. A spaceship is seen quickly rocketing from the city and accelerating into space.

News producer Tim O'Hara (Jeff Daniels), is fired for unwillingly "compromising" his boss's daughter, reporter Brace Channing (Elizabeth Hurley), during a live broadcast of the first Space Shuttle launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. His assistant, the shy Lizzie (Daryl Hannah), tries to comfort him, and it's apparent she has a secret crush on him. A while later, Tim witnesses a small Martian spacecraft crash landing. Realizing his chance to deliver a story that will "rock the Earth", he brings Brace to show her the ship. Nearby, its only occupant (Christopher Lloyd) hides in the bu...



Christopher Lloyd
Uncle Martin/The Martian
Jeff Daniels
Tim O'Hara
Elizabeth Hurley
Brace Channing
Daryl Hannah
Wallace Shawn
Dr. Elliott Coleye
Wayne Knight
Zoot (uncredited)
Christine Ebersole
Mrs. Brown
Michael Lerner
Mr. Channing
Ray Walston


All Titles

My Favorite Martian
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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