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What Planet Are You From? (2000)

R | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 3 March 2000 (USA)
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A human-looking alien from a highly advanced but emotionless all-male society is sent to Earth to impregnate a woman and bring the child back to their planet. The alien ends up falling in love there. A suspicious F.A.A. Agent targets him.

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writers:

Garry Shandling (story), Michael Leeson (story) | 4 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Garry Shandling ... Harold Anderson
Annette Bening ... Susan
John Goodman ... Roland Jones
Greg Kinnear ... Perry Gordon
Ben Kingsley ... Graydon
Judy Greer ... Rebecca
Danny Zorn Danny Zorn ... Randy
Harmony Smith ... Rita
Richard Jenkins ... Don Fisk
Linda Fiorentino ... Helen Gordon
Caroline Aaron ... Nadine
Nora Dunn ... Madeline
Cricky Long Cricky Long ... Janice
Camryn Manheim ... Alison
Ann Cusack ... Liz
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Storyline

A highly advanced civilization, whose citizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to conquer Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical penis, to impregnate a human and stay until the birth. The alien, Harold Anderson, goes to Phoenix as a banker and sets to work finding a mate. His approaches to women are inept, and the humming phallus doesn't help, but on the advice of a banking colleague, he cruises an A.A. meeting, meets Susan, and somehow convinces her to marry him. The clock starts to tick: will she conceive, have a baby, and lose Harold (and the child) to his planet before he discovers emotion and starts to care? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

To save his planet, an alien must find a woman on Earth to have his baby. There's just one problem.

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De quelle planète viens-tu? See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,008,746, 5 March 2000

Gross USA:

$6,291,602

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,145,677
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

If you look closely, the opening "Columbia" lady's face is very different and holds a very strong resemblance to Annette Bening. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: At the far reaches of the Universe lies a planet of men who have advanced technologically beyond the realm of human comprehension. This is no breeding - they are a product of cloning, and their reproductive organs have shrunk and disappeared. All emotions have been bred out of this race and each succeeding generation has become more ambitious and driven than the previous one. They want to rule the Universe, and now they are planning their next takeover from the inside.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, we hear the familiar "humming" sound and Susan's voice saying, "Oh, Christ! Turn that thing off." See more »

Alternate Versions

The German DVD only runs 87 minutes. At least 3 scenes from the trailer are missing. The subplots involving Linda Fiorentino and John Goodman's characters are mostly deleted. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performed by Anthony Newman
Courtesy of Sony Classical
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Gary Shandling rules . . .
14 March 2000 | by YsmanSee all my reviews

I have long been a fan of Gary Shandling ever since his show on Fox. He has a perfect way a delivering the dead pan punch line. Gary is perfectly cast as the emotionless alien who comes to impregnate a woman in order to take over our world. What Planet Are You From has its flaws and arguments could be made for not liking this film. At times it is uneven and not sure what direction it wants to take. Sub plots are left unexplained or ended in a somewhat confusing fashion. All of these distractions are a side note to hilarious writing and stellar acting from a great cast including John Goodman, Greg Kinnear, Linda Fiorentino, and Annette Benning. The jokes are all dead on and Shandling's performance, especially as he develops into the more atypical male stereotype, is brilliant.


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