THE ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH (aka PLUTO
D: Ron Underwood
Warner Bros./Castle Rock/Village Roadshow/NPV (Martin
Bregman, Michael Bregman & Louis A. Stroller)
USA/Australia 🇺🇸🇦🇺 2002
W: Neil Cuthbert
DP: Oliver Wood
Ed: Paul Hirsch & Alan Heim
Mus: John Powell
PD: Bill Brzeski
Eddie Murphy (Pluto Nash), Randy Quaid (Bruno),
Rosario Dawson (Dina Lake), Joe Pantoliano (Mogan), Jay Mohr (Tony Francis), Luiz Guzman (Felix Laranga), James Rebhorn (Belcher), Peter Boyle (Rowland), Burt Young (Gino), Pam Grier
Upon it's release, this became the biggest box
office bomb of all time, with losses of $96 million+.
I can't say I'm surprised, this movie is
absolutely dire. Apparently, the screenplay was stuck in Hollywood limbo for nearly 20 years waiting to be greenlit, perhaps it should have stayed there.
I don't know who it's supposed to appeal too, it's
seemingly meant to be a futuristic update/spoof of 30's gangster movies but it's too childish for adults and will probably go over the heads of kids.
Eddie Murphy plays Pluto Nash, a nightclub owner
on the moon who becomes Mafia enemy #1 when he refuses to sell his club so they can build a casino in it's place. He goes on the run with waitress/singer Rosario Dawson & robot
bodyguard Randy Quaid. Many fine talents are also on the cast list but each and every performance is just embarrassing. The effects look cheap and some of the sets look as
though they were filmed in someone's garage.
It would be interesting to know how this movie
cost $100 million (to think at least 50 better films could have been made with the same amount). Personally, I think most of the money went up one of the producer's