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The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi | 16 August 2002 (USA)
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In the future, a man struggles to keep his lunar nightclub out of the hands of the Mafia.

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Ron Underwood

Writer:

Neil Cuthbert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Pluto Nash
Randy Quaid ... Bruno
Rosario Dawson ... Dina Lake
Joe Pantoliano ... Mogan
Jay Mohr ... Tony Francis
Luis Guzmán ... Felix Laranga
James Rebhorn ... Belcher
Peter Boyle ... Rowland
Burt Young ... Gino
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Miguel
Pam Grier ... Flura Nash
John Cleese ... James
Victor Varnado Victor Varnado ... Kelp
Illeana Douglas ... Dr. Mona Zimmer
Jacynthe René Jacynthe René ... Babette
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Storyline

After his successful nightclub is blown to flaming bits, Pluto and his band travel across the moon looking for clues to the arsonist. Pluto, Bruno, and Dina search a seedy motel, Pluto's secret hideout, and the casino of the most powerful man on the moon for the evildoer, only to discover that his club's destruction might have been his own fault. Written by FMJ_Joker

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The Man On The Moon See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pluto Nash See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,182,900, 18 August 2002

Gross USA:

$4,420,080

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,103,973
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In absolute terms, this movie made the largest financial loss of any movie to date, with a budget of $100 million and a total US gross of $4.41 million (loss of $95.59 million) and a lifetime worldwide gross of $7,103,973 for a total loss of $92,896,027 See more »

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When Pluto, Dina, and Bruno leave town in the stolen car, they pass under a road sign announcing the "Neil Armstrong Monument," but the photo on the sign is of Edwin "Buzz" Aldriz, that Armstrong took during the Apollo 11 mission. See more »

Quotes

Pluto Nash: That's a cryogenic Chihuahua!
Dina Lake: It's a real dog?
Pluto Nash: Oh, yeah, it's very delicate. You know it's illegal to bring pets up here. But I got a friend back in Juarez who knows how to freeze-dry these things. Look at that. It's a girl. Pop that little bitch in the particle wave for two minutes on defrost... she'll be running around the room.
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They're Moving Father's Grave
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Yup, it's an irredeemable flop!
6 April 2005 | by BadWebDiverSee all my reviews

And to think my all-time fav genre is sci-fi comedy! Here's a prime textbook case at how not to do one.

It's a comedy with only a microscopic trace of humor, a sci-fi that really could just have easily been set in present-day Earth with no sci-fi elements at all, and an action film that contains only the standard D-grade action story setups and climaxes - and done at a lackadaisical by-the numbers contract-delivery pace.

The only element that has the slight bit of remote interest is Randy Quaid as a rather quirky bodyguard robot. At least it's an interesting exercise at how to play a totally fanciful out-of-this world concept with no real-life equivalent. Yeah - the sort of role that your standard modern drama school graduate would be scratching their heads trying to get a grip on; and your academic drama scholar would be tearing their hair out till they looked like Homer Simpson over the fact "its not the type of role -or story for that matter- that has any credibility or truth to the human experience" (blah blah!) The fact that he is even a tiny bit watchable in that deserves a bit of a finger-clap - maybe.

It could have been so much better - a few puppet-type aliens hanging around, a bit more showing of the light gravity bits, a dig at your serious Arthur C Clarke space drama like MOONDUST - anything at all to make this remotely interesting as a cinema experience - or even a storyline.

But what we actually get is the real sort of movie that the conservative critics have accused all summer-style movies of being: brainless formulaic uncreative popcorn entertainment plying to the lowest common denominator that is churned out when the bloated Hollywood studio system is working on autopilot.

Actually - this is the movie that makes the normal summer blockbuster movies look like works of literary genius. The critics should have been aware of the old saying: "Be careful what you wish for - you just might get it."


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