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. The year is 2087, the setting is the moon. 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. 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. It's intergalactic hilarity in the year 2087 when Eddie Murphy ("Showtime," "Shrek") stars as audacious lunar nightclub owner, Pluto Nash. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Sometime later, a celebration is held at the rebuilt Club Pluto with Nash as the owner. 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. C This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale. 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. Directed by Ron Underwood. 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. Pluto is accosted by Mogan (Joe Pantoliano) and Kelp (Victor Varnado), henchmen of mysterious entrepreneur Rex Crater, who wants to buy the club. The film co-stars Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson, Joe Pantoliano, Jay Mohr, Luis Guzmán, James Rebhorn, Peter Boyle, Pam Grier, and John Cleese. The film was released in the United States on August 16, 2002. 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). 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. 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). In 2080, there is a colony on the Moon called Little America. Release Dates 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]. 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. | He and Pluto then fight, with Crater ultimately being thrown through a window to his death. The movie was released on August 16, 2002 in North America. Pluto finally confronts Crater, who reveals himself to be a clone of Pluto. In the future, a man struggles to keep his lunar nightclub out of the hands of the Mafia. I was surprised it turned out to be better than I thought it was going to be. 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 original screenplay was written in the mid-1980s and re-written countless times by script doctors. Pluto, Dina, and Bruno manage to escape. Alissa Kramer and Heidi Kramer as Gina and Filomina Francis, Tony's cloned wives in which he doesn't care which is the real one. With the help of Miguel (Miguel A. Núñez Jr.) and an android named Bruno (Randy Quaid), Pluto rebuilds it into a very popular nightclub. Official Sites JANUARY MOVIE SCAVENGER HUNT #16: "One of the biggest box office bombs of all time" - THE ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH (2002). The Adventures of Pluto Nash is neither adventurous nor funny, and Eddie Murphy is on autopilot in this notorious box office bomb. Stu "Large" Riley as Club Pluto Bouncer, an unnamed bouncer that is loyal to Pluto. The film is considered one of the worst box office bombs,2 grossing only around $7.1 million on its reported $100 million budget. • Eddie Murphy as Pluto Nash, a retired smuggler and ex-convict who deals in animals, clothing and drugs. "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. But because of the material and the style in which some players came to work, we were off the mark, you know? 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 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. ‎Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy The Adventures of Pluto Nash directed by Ron Underwood for $4.99. 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. It had a total worldwide gross of $7,103,973. It's intergalactic hilarity in the year 2087 when Eddie Murphy ("Showtime," "Shrek") stars as audacious lunar nightclub owner, Pluto Nash. | 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. 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. 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… Company Credits Let's meet the cast and crew! While Pluto and Dina investigate further, Crater's assassins strike, but Pluto and Dina escape by hijacking a limo driven by a holographic chauffeur. 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. It was later nominated for Worst Comedy of Our First 25 Years at the 25th Golden Raspberry Awards in 2005, but lost to Gigli. The film was released on DVD and VHS on November 19, 2002 by Warner Home Video. Starring: Eddie Murphy. One of comedies biggest bombs, but does it even deserve THAT much attention? We are in 'Little America', a domed city on the moon in the year 2087 - visualise a budget Blade Runner. They infiltrate Crater's casino/hotel at Moon Beach. "[4] On Metacritic, it holds a 12 out of 100 based on 12 reviews, meaning “overwhelming dislike”. The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a 2002 science fiction comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Eddie Murphy as the title protagonist. When Pluto refuses, the henchmen destroy the club. With Eddie Murphy, Jay Mohr, Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson. This page was last edited on 6 January 2021, at 15:20. | Their investigation further links Zoroaster Marucci (Alec Baldwin) to Crater. And I think Ron Underwood, the director, got victimized by that, because that guy is good. 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. 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. 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. Terry Haig as a unnamed security guard who leads the arrest of Bruno for accidentally breaking a robotic slot machine. 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 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. Directed by: Ron Underwood. 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. Rotten Tomatoes ranked the film 79th in the 100 worst 2000s decade movies list,[3] with a rating of 4% based on 90 reviews. 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. 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