Plot: A spaceship shaped like a human lands face first on Liberty Island. Its crew (of tiny, intelligent, and unemotional beings) is looking for an orb sent from its planet to extract the oceans’ salt, which will ruin Earth. The orb is in the possession of Josh, the fifth-grade son of a single mom whose car strikes the ambulatory alien spaceship and cripples its power supply. The crew has 48 hours to recover the orb, throw it in the Atlantic, and leave Earth. Over the course of two days, the ship’s crew experiences chaos and emotion in New York. Do Earth’s giants – Josh and his mom – have anything to teach these brainy aliens? Meanwhile, mutiny is afoot and the cops are closing in.

Rating: PG for bawdy and suggestive humor, action and some language

Directed By: Brian Robbins

Written By: Rob Greenberg and Bill Corbett

Production: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Regency Enterprises, Friendly Films (II), Guy Walks into a Bar Productions, Deep River Productions

In Theaters: July 11, 2008

Box Office: $11,802,056 (USA)

Budget: $60,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 1 hr. 30 mins.


Dave / Captain – Eddie Murphy
Gina Morrison – Elizabeth Banks
No. 3 – Cultural Officer – Gabrielle Union
Dooley – Scott Caan
No. 2 – 2nd In Command – Ed Helms
No. 17 – Kevin Hart
Knox – Mike O’Malley

No. 4 – Security Officer – Pat Kilbane
Engineer – Judah Friedlander
Mark – Marc Blucas
Doctor – Jim Turner
Josh Morrison – Austyn Lynd Myers
No. 35 – Adam Tomei
Lieutenant Right Arm – Brian Huskey
Lieutenant Left Arm – Shawn Christian