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Night at the Museum [2006] (2 discs)

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Director:Shawn Levy
Writer:Robert Ben Garant
Thomas Lennon
Composer:Alan Silvestri
Length:108 minutes
(1 hour 48 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:44%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Fantasy
  • Kids
  • Action
  • Family
  • CG
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Synopsis: Larry takes a job at the local museum and ends up in way over his head.


Reaction: Great entertainment for kids and wonderful family entertainment. Quite creative.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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Shawn Levy => Director
Robert Ben Garant => Writer
Thomas Lennon => Writer
Alan Silvestri => Composer
Milan Trenc => Book
Anne Meara => Debbie
Ben Stiller => Larry Daley
Bill Cobbs => Reginald
Brad Garrett => Easter Island Head (voice)
Carla Gugino => Rebecca
Crystal the Monkey => Dexter
Dick Van Dyke => Cecil
Jake Cherry => Nick Daley
Kim Raver => Erica Daley
Martin Christopher => Lewis
Martin Sims => Clark
Mickey Rooney => Gus
Mizuo Peck => Sacajawea
Owen Wilson => Jedediah (uncredited)
Patrick Gallagher => Attila The Hun
Paul Rudd => Don
Pierfrancesco Favino => Christopher Columbus
Rami Malek => Ahkmenrah
Ricky Gervais => Dr. McPhee
Robin Williams => Teddy Roosevelt
Steve Coogan => Octavius
Teagle F. Bougere => Teacher - Mike

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Larry's inability to remember Christopher Columbus' name is a wink and a nod to producer Chris Columbus.
  • The TV news report mentioning cave drawings in the subway shows a quick shot of the 81st St. subway station in New York, which is indeed the correct subway stop for the American Museum of Natural History. Many NY subway stations include wall tiling that incorporates mosaics and artistic patterns in themes related to the station's neighborhood. The subway cave drawings shown in the film are actually part of the tile art in the station, relating to the museum itself.
  • When Jed tells Octavius that he won't quit him, it'a a tongue-in-cheek reference to Brokeback Mountain.
  • Larry makes a reference to a Genie's Three Wishes when speaking to Roosevelt. Robin Williams, who plays Roosevelt, played Genie in Aladdin.
  • Owen Wilson's role as Jedediah was just supposed to be a cameo - but his character tested so well with the audience, they gave him a bigger part. He wasn't going to be credited either way.
  • The woman in the employment office is Ben Stiller's mother, Anne Meara.
  • Trainers spent several weeks training Crystal the Monkey to slap and bite Ben Stiller in the film.
  • Visitors to the real American Museum of Natural History increased by 20% during the holiday season following this movie's opening.
  • Alan Silvestri replaced John Ottman as score composer.
  • While filming, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson only had one day that they saw each other. Stiller talked to a toothpick for the Jedediah scenes, then three months later Wilson came in and filmed all of his parts.