The Adventures of Pluto Nash: Bruce McBroom
EW Staff
April 19, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Adventures of Pluto Nash

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
95 minutes
Wide Release Date
08/16/02
performer
Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Peter Boyle, Rosario Dawson, Illeana Douglas, Pam Grier, Jay Mohr, Joe Pantoliano, Randy Quaid
director
Ron Underwood
Producer
Eddie Murphy
distributor
Warner Bros.
author
Neil Cuthbert
genre
ActionAdventure, Comedy, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a D-

The story of a moon-based nightclub owner (murphy) staving off a hostile Mob takeover, ”The Adventures of Pluto Nash” is set in 2087. And for a while, it seemed like that would be the year the comedy would finally reach theaters. Warner Bros. repeatedly pushed back its opening date, which originally stood at April 2001. (Murphy shot the movie a full year before ”Showtime.”) ”It’s really a film for kids, so the kids should be out of school,” says Underwood (”Mighty Joe Young”) diplomatically, adding that a release last summer would have meant competing against Murphy’s ”Shrek” and ”Dr. Dolittle 2.” Though the supporting cast is impressive — John Cleese plays Murphy’s computerized chauffeur, Pam Grier his gun-toting mother, and Peter Boyle her ex-boyfriend — the most unexpected cameo is from future ex-president Hillary Clinton, who appears on the $10,000 bill. Says Underwood: ”By then it’s only worth a dollar.”

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