The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 13+ 1h 34m Sci-Fi Adventure Eddie Murphy stars in this sci-fi comedy -- set in 2087 -- about a moon-based nightclub owner struggling to … The Adventures Of Pluto Nash also features Randy Quaid as Pluto's robot bodyguard, Rosario Dawson as a naive singer who has just arrived on the moon, Peter Boyle as Rowland the pool hustler, Jay Mohr as old-school lounge singer Tony Francis, Illeana Douglas as a cloning technician, and Pam Grier as Pluto… One of comedies biggest bombs, but does it even deserve THAT much attention? A major critical and box office failure, the film was universally panned by critics and moviegoers alike and is notable for being one of the biggest box office bombs in the history of cinema. The Man on the Moon One-sixth the gravity, 100% of the fun. Nash finds himself in lunar hot water when he refuses to sell his club to the local mob, which is run by a mysterious mastermind who is attempting to take over the Moon. "From Stealth to Cutthroat Island: 10 box office flops to rival The Lone Ranger", https://film.avclub.com/joe-pantoliano-was-in-risky-business-and-the-sopranos-a-1798231134, "The costliest box office flops of all time", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Adventures_of_Pluto_Nash&oldid=998684054, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Murphy also portrays Rex Crater, a criminal entrepreneur operating out of Moon Beach and Pluto Nash's clone created by Marucci and the geneticist Dr. Runa Pendankin from the DNA taken from Pluto's removed. Synopsis: On a percentage basis, The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) ranks as Hollywood’s all-time biggest flop.Specifically, the movie lost 96% of its production budget based on a measly $7 million in ticket sales. | • Eddie Murphy as Pluto Nash, a retired smuggler and ex-convict who deals in animals, clothing and drugs. The critical consensus states, "The Adventures of Pluto Nash is neither adventurous nor funny, and Eddie Murphy is on autopilot in this notorious box office bomb. Pluto gives her a job as a server. C This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale. That's the way things are on the Moon when Eddie Murphy headlines "The Adventures of Pluto Nash. A nightclub owner (Eddie Murphy) encounters mobsters on the moon. This page was last edited on 6 January 2021, at 15:20. The Adventures Of Pluto Nash comes to theaters with at least two strikes against it: It's been languishing in a studio vault for two years, gathering dust and bad press, and it wasn't screened for critics, which is never a good sign. The Adventures of Pluto Nash was critically panned. It had a total worldwide gross of $7,103,973. | With a budget of $100 million this Eddie Murphy-starring sci-fi action-comedy grossed just $7.1 million worldwide, which speaks less to the film's quality than the fact it's tough to nail down who it was actually made for. "[6], About the movie's reception, Joe Pantoliano said: "You usually can’t tell when a movie is going to be shit, but on that one you could. All-Star Cast: Eddie Murphy, Rosario Dawson, Jay Mohr, Randy Quaid, Peter Boyle, and Luis Guzmán with cameos by Pam Grier, Joe Pantoliano, Burt Young, John Cleese, Illeana Douglas, and Alec Baldwin. model shop supervisor: Cinema Production Services, Inc. 3D modeling & animation: Flash Film Works, miniature effects producer: Cinema Production Services, Inc. (as Jennifer Lee), digital compositor: Flash Film Works (as Dawn Brooks), 3D model lighting supervisor: Flash Film Works, visual effects production manager: Flash Film Works, visual effects supervisor: Flash Film Works, visual effects technical supervisor: Flash Film Works. And I think Ron Underwood, the director, got victimized by that, because that guy is good. The film was released in the United States on August 16, 2002. Nash finds himself in lunar hot water when he refuses to sell his club to the local mob, which is run by a mysterious mastermind who is attempting to take over the Moon. When Mogan and Kelp arrive, Crater kills them for their incompetence. The Adventures of Pluto Nash is an 2002 American science fiction action comedy movie.It was produced by Martin Bregman, Michael Scott Bregman and Louis A. Stroller and was directed by Ron Underwood. He and Pluto then fight, with Crater ultimately being thrown through a window to his death. Pluto, Dina, and Bruno manage to escape. They infiltrate Crater's casino/hotel at Moon Beach. JANUARY MOVIE SCAVENGER HUNT #16: "One of the biggest box office bombs of all time" - THE ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH (2002). Nash finds himself in lunar hot water when he refuses to sell his club to the local mob, which is run by a mysterious mastermind who is attempting to take over the Moon. Starring: Eddie Murphy. The movie was released on August 16, 2002 in North America. With the help of Miguel (Miguel A. Núñez Jr.) and an android named Bruno (Randy Quaid), Pluto rebuilds it into a very popular nightclub. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of The Adventures Of Pluto Nash with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at TVGuide.com Directed by Ron Underwood. "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" has been ranked 12164 times, wins 12.64% of the time on Flickchart, and is currently ranked #51251 of the best movies of all-time. I was surprised it turned out to be better than I thought it was going to be. Sometime later, a celebration is held at the rebuilt Club Pluto with Nash as the owner. In the future, a man struggles to keep his lunar nightclub out of the hands of the Mafia. | "[4] On Metacritic, it holds a 12 out of 100 based on 12 reviews, meaning “overwhelming dislike”. It's intergalactic hilarity in the year 2087 when Eddie Murphy ("Showtime," "Shrek") stars as audacious lunar nightclub owner, Pluto Nash. Stu "Large" Riley as Club Pluto Bouncer, an unnamed bouncer that is loyal to Pluto. [8] In 2014, the Los Angeles Times listed the film as one of the most expensive box office flops of all time.[9]. But because of the material and the style in which some players came to work, we were off the mark, you know? Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction, Action. The film co-stars Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson, Joe Pantoliano, Jay Mohr, Luis Guzmán, James Rebhorn, Peter Boyle, Pam Grier, and John Cleese. Company Credits So, I wasn’t surprised. The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a 2002 comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Eddie Murphy as the owner of a lunar nightclub investigating who was behind the arson that destroyed his club. The Adventures Of Pluto Nash also features Randy Quaid as Pluto's robot bodyguard, Rosario Dawson as a naive singer who has just arrived on the moon, Peter Boyle as Rowland the pool hustler, Jay Mohr as old-school lounge singer Tony Francis, Illeana Douglas as a cloning technician, and Pam Grier as Pluto's mother. It's intergalactic hilarity in the year 2087 when Eddie Murphy ("Showtime," "Shrek") stars as audacious lunar nightclub owner, Pluto Nash. Official Sites Crater has shot both Marucci and Dr. Runa Pendankin into orbit and established his own criminal enterprise. The original screenplay was written in the mid-1980s and re-written countless times by script doctors. The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a 2002 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Eddie Murphy (in a dual role), Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson, Joe Pantoliano, Jay Mohr, Luis Guzmán, James Rebhorn, Peter Boyle, Pam Grier, and John Cleese. ‎Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy The Adventures of Pluto Nash directed by Ron Underwood for $4.99. Terry Haig as a unnamed security guard who leads the arrest of Bruno for accidentally breaking a robotic slot machine. In 2080, there is a colony on the Moon called Little America. lead modelmaker: Cinema Production Services, Inc. visual effects compositing supervisor: Flash Film Works, visual effects producer: Flash Film Works, senior systems administrator (uncredited), modelmaker: Cinema Production Services, Inc. (uncredited), Lidar supervisor: Lidar Services (uncredited), production coordinator: Cinema Production Services Inc. (uncredited), digital film coordinator: Mill Film (uncredited), Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera, assistant rigging chief lighting technician, first assistant camera: miniature unit (uncredited), dresser: Eddie Murphy (as Fetteroff Colen III), specialty costume construction (uncredited), composer: additional music / music programmer / musician: guitar, executive in charge of music (uncredited), personal assistant: Eddie Murphy (as Jemal D. Guillory), executive assistant: Eddie Murphy (as Charisse M. Hewitt-Webster), personal assistant: Eddie Murphy (as Donnie R. Johnson), assistant: Michael Bregman (as Jenny Montalbano), personal assistant: Eddie Murphy (as Randy L. Webster). Directed by: Ron Underwood. Filming & Production Rotten Tomatoes ranked the film 79th in the 100 worst 2000s decade movies list,[3] with a rating of 4% based on 90 reviews. Retired smuggler and ex-convict Pluto Nash (Eddie Murphy) buys a nightclub in an attempt to fulfill his long-time wish and also to prevent the murder of the club's previous owner Anthony Frankowski (Jay Mohr) by mobsters Gino (Burt Young) and Larry (Lillo Brancato). Add a title and publicity campaign to rival Howard The Duck for sheer wrongheadedness, and the result is a film likely to be dead on arrival. When Pluto refuses, the henchmen destroy the club. They are again attacked and chased by Crater's henchmen, but they escape and are then rescued by Felix Laranga (Luis Guzmán), a local smuggler who idolizes Pluto Nash. Pluto Nash, the high-flying successful owner of the hottest nightclub in the universe, finds himself in trouble when he refuses to sell his club to lunar gangster Mogan, who just happens to be helping the mysterious Rex Crater mastermind a plan to take over the entire moon. | The film was released in the United States on August 16, 2002. The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a 2002 Australian-American science fiction action comedy film starring Eddie Murphy (in a dual role) and directed by Ron Underwood. The film was released on DVD and VHS on November 19, 2002 by Warner Home Video. A lot of hanky-panky going on there. Seven years later in 2087, a young woman named Dina Lake (Rosario Dawson), the daughter of a friend of Nicky Sticks, is stranded on the Moon and tries to earn money for transport back to Earth. Pluto's friend Rowland (Peter Boyle), a retired police detective who is a friend of his mother's, learns that Rex Crater has associates linked to human cloning. Eddie Murphy poked fun at himself in an interview with Barbara Walters, saying, "I know the two or three people that liked this movie. The film is considered one of the worst box office bombs,2 grossing only around $7.1 million on its reported $100 million budget. Joe Leydon was one of the few critics to give it a positive review calling it "a prodigious popcorn flick that may be the most undeserving victim of critical overkill since Town and Country".[5]. The year is 2087, the setting is the moon. The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a 2002 science fiction comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Eddie Murphy as the title protagonist. We are in 'Little America', a domed city on the moon in the year 2087 - visualise a budget Blade Runner. The Adventures of Pluto Nash COMEDY It's intergalactic hilarity in the year 2087 when Eddie Murphy ("Showtime," "Shrek") stars as audacious lunar nightclub owner, Pluto Nash. Let's meet the cast and crew! Their investigation further links Zoroaster Marucci (Alec Baldwin) to Crater. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Release Dates The Adventures of Pluto Nash Critics Consensus. It was later nominated for Worst Comedy of Our First 25 Years at the 25th Golden Raspberry Awards in 2005, but lost to Gigli. Pluto Nash was nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards in 2003 including Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Eddie Murphy), Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, and Worst Screen Couple (Murphy and himself cloned), but failed to win any. This article is within the scope of WikiProject Film.If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see lists of open tasks and regional and topical task forces.To use this banner, please refer to the documentation.To improve this article, please refer to the guidelines. "[7], The Adventures of Pluto Nash was a massive box office bomb, with its budget was estimated at $100 million (with marketing costs of $20 million) and domestic box office $4,420,080 and $2,683,893 overseas. Pluto Nash, the high-flying successful owner of the hottest nightclub in the universe, finds himself in trouble when he refuses to sell his club to lunar… ‎The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) directed by Ron Underwood • Reviews, film + cast • Letterboxd Pluto is accosted by Mogan (Joe Pantoliano) and Kelp (Victor Varnado), henchmen of mysterious entrepreneur Rex Crater, who wants to buy the club. With Eddie Murphy, Jay Mohr, Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson. The Adventures of Pluto Nash. The Adventures of Pluto Nash is neither adventurous nor funny, and Eddie Murphy is on autopilot in this notorious box office bomb. The Adventures Of Pluto Nash traveled a long, circuitous road to phenomenal failure. Sharlène Royer began her career as a child actor, at age 9 an agent came to her dance class looking for children interested in performing in a commercial. Ex-jailbird Pluto Nash (Murphy) is a successful nightclub owner. Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, Eddie Murphy films by weekend box office theater averages, hair stylist: Eddie Murphy (as Stacey L. Morris), makeup artist: Eddie Murphy (as Vera Steimberg Moder), assistant director (as Agnieszka Poninska), construction coordinator / head carpenter, assistant art director / graphics supervisor, special effects coordinator (as Gary Elmendorf), rotoscope artist: Flash Film Works (as Etienne Terblanche), visual effects editor (as Mellissa Bretherton), rotoscope artist: Flash Film Works (as Courtney Chu), co-visual effects supervisor: Flash Film Works, senior matte painter/designer: R!OT Pictures, digital effects compositor: R!OT Pictures, scanning and recording operator: Cinesite, visual effects production assistant: Flash Film Works. While Pluto and Dina investigate further, Crater's assassins strike, but Pluto and Dina escape by hijacking a limo driven by a holographic chauffeur. 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