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Martian Child

Year:
Duration:
106 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama | Family
IMDB rate:
6.8
Director:
Menno Meyjes
Awards:
2 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2007-11-02
Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Earnings
Budget: $27,000,000
Opening Weekend: $3,376,669 (USA) (4 November 2007)
Gross: $7,486,906 (USA) (9 December 2007)
Cast
Actor
Character
Oliver Platt
Oliver Platt
Martian Child
John Cusack
David
Bobby Coleman
Dennis
Amanda Peet
Harlee
Sophie Okonedo
Sophie
Joan Cusack
Liz
Bud
Somewhere
Richard Schiff
Lefkowitz
Taya Calicetto
Esther
David Kaye
Andy
Braxton Bonneville
Nicholas
Samuel Charles
Jonas
Zak Ludwig
Young David
Samuel Patrick Chu
Boy at Group Home
Ryan Morrissette
Boy at Group Home
Nimet Kanji
Housekeeper
Howard Hesseman
Dr. Berg
Carmen Moore
Miss Margie
Beverley Breuer
Mrs. Tompkins
Jonathan Holmes
Dracoban Director
Andrew McIlroy
Earl of Dracoban
Kimani Ray Smith
Draconian Warrior
Peter Bryant
Policeman at School
David Lewis
Leonard
Edmond Kato Wong
Linus (as Edmond Wong)
Joanna Reid
Cashier
Simon Hayama
Baseball Fan
Lauro Chartrand
Tough Cop (Stunt / Crash)
Alberto Ghisi
Tough Boy at School
Hrothgar Mathews
Committee Member
Robert Clarke
Observatory Director
Daniel Pepper
Cop (David's House)
Tony Alcantar
Barber
Suzy Joachim
Jeff's Date at BBQ
Anjelica Huston
Tina
Doris Berg Coleman
Woman in Lecture (uncredited)
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Trivia
The full name of 'John Cusack''s character is David Gordon, this is the same last name as his character Rob Gordon in High Fidelity (2000).
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An early novel by screenwriter David Gerrold was called "When H.A.R.L.I.E. was One." Amanda Peet plays a character named Harlee.
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Author David Gerrold publicly distanced himself from this adaptation of his novel after his screenplay was rejected by the studio. He publicly rejected the final film for deviating too far from the source novel, especially in regard to making the main character a straight man with a girlfriend instead of a bachelor with no love interest.
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Goofs
While David and Dennis are in the car during the daytime, you see the rigging for the camera equipment visible when they pass a reflective building.
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When David is leaving the media event for his new book, the name of the gallery - Elliott Louis Gallery - is visible. This is an art gallery in Vancouver, Canada.
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When David and his sister are looking at the projector Dennis created in his room it is clearly has a single light projecting each of four pictures through a magnifying glass as they rotate past the light, but when they look up we see all four photos projected and rotating on the ceiling.
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Quotes
David: You know, what is so amazing about you is that you're right. You're always right. And you remember when you're right. And you never let anybody else forget it.
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Liz: Guys, get off the dog!
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David: Hi. What's your name?
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Photos from cast
Oliver Platt Angela Besharah
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