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Night at the Museum
     

Night at the Museum

4.1 84
Director: Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Dick Van Dyke

Cast: Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Dick Van Dyke

 

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The new night watchman at New York's Museum of Natural History finds that the job comes with more responsibility than he ever dreamed in this wild fantasy comedy directed by Shawn Levy and starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Mickey Rooney, and Dick Van Dyke. Larry Daley

Overview

The new night watchman at New York's Museum of Natural History finds that the job comes with more responsibility than he ever dreamed in this wild fantasy comedy directed by Shawn Levy and starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Mickey Rooney, and Dick Van Dyke. Larry Daley (Stiller) is a kind-hearted dreamer who always knew that he was destined for greatness, he just never quite knew how. None of his ideas or inventions has panned out, so with a heavy heart, he takes a regular job as a lowly graveyard-shift security guard at the Museum of Natural History in order to provide a more stable life for himself and his ten-year-old son. His first night on the job, however, he finds that guardianship of the museum is far from stable -- at nightfall, an Egyptian spell brings the artifacts and wax figures to life! With Attila the Hun charging to war through the hallways, the diorama miniatures embroiled in a deadly feud, and a two-ton Tyrannosaurus Rex nagging to play fetch, Larry has half a mind to turn tail and run. On top of cleaning up after two million years of historical chaos every night, he also has to make sure that not a single museum piece leaves the building -- from the bratty Capuchin monkey in the African exhibit, to the life-sized Neanderthal in the prehistoric display -- because if morning light falls on an escaped artifact, it will turn to dust. Larry turns to a wax replica of President Roosevelt (Williams) for a little advice on keeping things in tact, but Teddy seems to think that a man of Larry's greatness needs little help. Larry isn't sure if the former commander in chief is right; this is hardly what he signed up for, but he can't pass up the chance to care for a museum where history really does come to life.

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It's pretty rare for a movie to evoke laughter and delight for audiences both young and old, but Night at the Museum pulls it off. The film stars Ben Stiller as Larry, a divorced dad who's reluctantly given up his dream of entrepreneurial stardom to take a position as the night watchman of the New York Natural History Museum so he can provide more stability for his son. If the sound of an inanely sweet family-oriented comedy makes you want to wretch, however, you have nothing to fear. Night at the Museum occupies itself with Larry's personal story just enough for you to follow him on his wild ride. This film doesn't kid itself: you don't see a movie about a museum where the dinosaurs and mummies spring to life at night because you want to learn a heartwarming lesson. What you want from this kind of fantastical adventure is a couple hours of fun, and this is Night at the Museum's brilliantly simple secret to success. It skips many of the sappy and contrived clichés of the PG realm and doesn't spend too much time revisiting Larry's home life. Instead, the film lets Stiller (along with straight-man co-stars Carla Gugino and Jake Cherry) bring Larry to life through his reactions to what you came to the movie for in the first place: the magic. Stiller is a delight in this regard, at long-last finding a comedic balance between his squeamish, embarrassment-comedy side (à la Meet the Parents) and his over-the-top, bombastic-farce side (à la Dodgeball). With just enough restraint to play the foil for the funny and enchanting special-effects ensemble, he conjures up an average guy we can both laugh at and cheer for -- all while exercising a great skill at physical comedy, of which there is plenty. Stiller throws himself into dives, pratfalls, and chases with impressive energy and deft control (suggesting that he must be in seriously good shape). But along with all the slapstick you'd expect from an adventure comedy, Night at the Museum also benefits from the ironic wit and smart satire of screenwriter Ben Garant (Reno 911!). The result is a clever trick: while your grown-up side is sated with the kind of dry humor that marks Stiller's collaborations with Owen Wilson (who co-stars as a miniature cowboy from an Old West diorama, but spends most of his screen time feuding with Steve Coogan, a miniature Roman Emperor from the warring display next door), the kid in you is free to revel in childish wonder and excitement so completely that when the requisite dorkily happy ending appears in the distance, you probably won't even notice.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2007
UPC:
0024543420965
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
37,813

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Stiller Larry Daley
Carla Gugino Rebecca
Dick Van Dyke Cecil Fredricks
Mickey Rooney Gus
Bill Cobbs Reginald
Jake Cherry Nick Daley
Ricky Gervais Dr. McPhee
Robin Williams Teddy Roosevelt
Kim Raver Erica Daley
Patrick Gallagher Atilla The Hun
Rami Malek Ahkmenrah
Pierfrancesco Favino Christopher Columbus
Charlie Murphy Taxi Driver
Steve Coogan Octavius
Mizuo Peck Sacajawea
Kerry Van Der Griend Neanderthal #1
Owen Wilson Jedediah
Dan Rizzuto Neanderthal #2
Matthew Harrison Neanderthal #3
Jody Racicot Neanderthal #4
Paul Rudd Don
Anne Meara Debbie
Martin Christopher Lewis
Martin Sims Clark
Randy Lee Hun #1
Darryl Quon Hun #2
Gerald Wong Hun #3
Paul Chih-Ping Cheng Hun #4
Teagle F. Bougere Teacher (Mike)
Pat Kiernan TV News Anchor
Nico McEown Friend #1
Meshach Peters Friend #2
Matthew Walker Politician
Jason McKinnon Irish Worker
Jonathan Lee Chinese Rail Worker
Jason Vaisvila Vikings
Cade Wagar Vikings
Cory Martin Chinese Terra Cotta Solidier
Brad Garrett Easter Island Head
Jason Glass Blind Driver
Brent Woolsey Larry Riding Double
Blaise Corrigan Stunt Driver
Adam Bryant Teddy Stand-In
Kimberly Bailey Voice Only
Gil Birmingham Voice Only
Robby Bruce Voice Only
Doug Burch Voice Only
Alexander J. Castillo Voice Only
Catherine Cavadini Voice Only
Paul Chen Voice Only
Alex Cong Voice Only
Jessie Flower Voice Only
Pedro U. Garcia Voice Only
Aaron Hendry Voice Only
Barbara Iley Voice Only
Erica Jones Voice Only
Cohl Kenneth Klop Voice Only
Daamen Krall Voice Only
Tommy Lamey Voice Only
Mirayda Levi Voice Only
Raymundo Magana Voice Only
Zahn McClarnon Voice Only
Roberto Medina Voice Only
Arlin Miller Voice Only
Khanya Mkhize Voice Only
Abdoulaye N'Gom Voice Only
Vivianne Nacif Voice Only
Benjamin A. Onyango Ochieng Voice Only
Maggie Palomo Voice Only
Martin Poz Perez Voice Only
Michael Ralph Voice Only
Noreen Reardon Voice Only
Richard Scobie Voice Only
Craig Ricci Shaynak Voice Only
Gubbi Sigurdsson Voice Only
Stefan Karl Stefansson Voice Only
Mark Sussman Voice Only
Joel Sweto Voice Only
Regina Taufen Voice Only
Travis Quentin Young Voice Only
Ruth Zalduondo Voice Only
Mike Desabrais Singer

Technical Credits
Shawn Levy Director,Producer
Trevor Addie Stunts
Renee April Costumes/Costume Designer
Charlie Attrill Stunts
Aaron Au Stunts
Michael Barnathan Producer
Loyd Bateman Stunts
Shawn Beaton Stunts
Kate Biscoe Makeup
Rob "Sluggo" Boyce Stunts
Heike Brandstatter Casting
Dennis Briest Special Effects
Simon Burnett Stunts
Glenn Bydwell Set Decoration/Design
Yves Cameron Stunts
Clint Carleton Stunts
Kimberly Chaing Stunts
Raymond Chan Stunts
Lauro Chartrand Stunts
Alexander Chiang Stunts
Chris Columbus Producer
Blaise Corrigan Stunts
Chad Cosgrave Stunts
David Crone Camera Operator
Mike Desabrais Stunts
Glen Dickson Camera Operator
Michael Diner Art Director
Joe A. Dodds Stunts
Andre Dominguez Special Effects
Victoria Down Makeup
Tom Eirickson Stunts
Greg Fitzpatrick Stunts
Robert Ben Garant Original Story,Screenwriter
Francois Gauthier Makeup Special Effects
David Giammarco Sound Mixer
Tom Glass Stunts
Reg Glass Stunts
Chris Gordon Stunts
Michael Green Camera Operator
Alex Green Stunts
Thomas M. Hammel Executive Producer
Stephen Hepworth Special Effects
Carrie Hilton Casting
Dave Hospes Stunts
Kirk Jacques Stunts
Ian Korver Special Effects
Jon Kralt Stunts
Bill Lawrence Stunts
Randy Lee Stunts
Thomas Lennon Original Story,Screenwriter
Roger Lewis Stunts
Maestro Studio FX Incorporated Makeup Special Effects
Kit Mallet Stunts
Paul Massey Sound Mixer
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Bridget Mcguire Art Director
Josh McLaglen Asst. Director,Co-producer
Cheri Minns Makeup
Mike Mitchell Stunts
Guillermo Navarro Cinematographer
Jovan Nenadic Stunts
Claude Pare Production Designer
Mark A. Radcliffe Executive Producer
Dan Rizzuto Stunts
Kyle C. Rudolph Camera Operator
Paul Rutledge Stunts
Dennis S. Sands Sound Mixer
Greg Schlosser Stunts
Marty Eli Schwartz Asst. Director
John Scott Stunts
Todd Scott Stunts
Andrew Sculkthorpe Special Effects
Darren Shahlavi Stunts
Ira Shuman Executive Producer
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Grant Smith Special Effects
Ellen M. Somers Associate Producer
Ilene Starger Casting
John Wright Stevens Art Director
Heath Stevenson Stunts
Sonny Suroweic Stunts
Leo Byusa Teta Stunts
Scott Treliving Special Effects
Troy Dorchester Stunts
Mike Vezina Stunts
Clay Virtue Stunts
Teresa Wilkinson Special Effects
John Wilkinson Special Effects
Gerald Wong Stunts
Rob Young Sound/Sound Designer
Eli Zagoudakis Stunts
Ken Zilka Stunts
Don Zimmerman Editor

Scene Index

Commentary by director Shawn Levy; Theatrical trailer in high definiton; Commentary by writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon; Trivia track

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Night at the Museum 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
Bcroker More than 1 year ago
This movie is reaaly funny! Ben, Robin, Ricky, Steve, Brad, Patrick, and Carla at their best and funniest! Dazzling special effects and clever plot! Awesome movie! Highly Recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
animallover234 More than 1 year ago
This movie is one for the entire family. Ben Stiller does an absoultly wonderful job in this movie. When I first saw this movie I wanted to see it over and over again. Kids would love it. What kid dosen't like things in a museum to come to life at night. I wonder what it would be like to be the night guard and be surronded by tons of living things when they weren't real a few hours before. Anyway this movie is great for the entire family with the action, humor, and adventure. There even is a slapping monkey!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This movie made me want to visit the museum of natural histroy. The historical characters were entertainting and I thought it actually had some educational value in introducing these people to kids. It was funny and exciting too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the best! It will make you remember how you fell in love with movies in the first place! Perfect for watching with your friends!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Daddy Day Care was funny. I thought that the company could only make movies like Daddy Day Care. "Wich was pretty funny, but not alot" but when I saw Night at the Museum,I was laughing in my sleep that night and I do every time I see the movie! My mom laughs and so does my dad. And I know if there's a funny movie or not because my dad does not laugh easily. And since he laughed in Night at the Museum, I know this movie is very funny. Same with my mom.
TruePrimate More than 1 year ago
Builds on the notion that history does come alive. Family fun.
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This was a fantastic movie. The storyline was very unique and clever. this is a family film that you can watch over and over again and still laugh every time. For those of you who haven't seen it, believe me when I say this, you're abs will be aching from laughter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this movie. I like this movie because is funny and is not violence and it was when they was smakin each other and then he said that he was tire of the monkey.And the other funny part was when the first day of work that fell to sleep ands he foll of the chair he thought that he was in a bed and he wake up the dinosaur wasing there and try to touch and it wasing there and the dinosaur was drinking water nad act like a dog that was funny two.And the other funny part was when he trick the monkey with some baby keys and he said tha he going get a diper so he can do pupu. im goid to remember this moviebecause it had alot of funny part that i like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this movie.It had a lot of comedy.Like when Dexter stoled the keys.Or when the little people crashed.Another funny thing is the stone head. I also enjoyed its action.Like when the romans went to war.Or like all the fighting at the end.Larry and Dexter fighting.Theres a lot more to. Some charaters were funny.Larry was one of them.Teddy was a very helpful person.Or Nick a nice kid to hang with.Last the cavemen were stupid.I enjoyed this movie because it had comedy.Another reason is because it is a kid movie.Another reason is because it had a lot of information.Last reason is because i liked the monkey.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whatever you do, don't see this hollywood-ized rip off Jumanji! This is everything i thought it was going to be. NOTHING!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this movie. First Larry got a job at the musuem so him,and his son wouldn't move from that state.He worked as a night time guard, and found out the animals were alive.The tablet that made the animals come to life got stolen by one of the three old night guards.Two of the three night guards got caught, and the other got away.The animals went outside to catch the one that got away.As they was walking they got caught on t.v.Larry,got the tablet back,and got fired,because the museum was a mess.He got rehired when the boss seened that more people was coming into the museum. I think this movie was funny because the hawaiian head had big crusty lips, called Larry dum-dum, and popped a big piece of gum on his big nose. Another scene I liked was when larry slapped Dexter in his face. It was also funny when the old men beat him up. Another scens was when he was talking to Dexter while he wasn't alive , and Dexter looked at him with a ugly look. Finally I liked when Dexter slapped Larry in his face,andmade some foam come off his face.Another was when Dexter got played by Larry,and took the wrong keys.Finally when Dexter peed on Larry, and started laughing about it. I would recommend this movie because it's funny,and I like funny movies. Another reason is because the animls come to life, and I like animals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is wonderful. I'm so glad I bought it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
BOO! A creepy movie with animals and others from the past.An hilarieously funny video. Staring Ben Stiller at his funniest. He works at a museum and every night every item in the museum comes to life. A warning if you hsve littler kids you might wanna watch it first so they aren't scared. ENJOY!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjouged this movie because it has comedy.i liked all the animals because they looked real. I liked the characters because they where funny. I liked the t-rex because it looked real and it was acting like a dog. Larry and dexter where so funny because they smacked each other. I think dexter was funny because he took larrys keys.I would recmmend this movie because a good lengtj for teens and the animals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this movie. first,Larry got a job as a night guard at the natural history museum. second,Larry found out everything comes to life. next the the 3 old night guards stole the gold tablet belonging to the pharaoh. finally,Larry got the table back and all was safe. I like this movie because it was funny when the monkey was splapping Larry and when the leaders from the cowboys and romans where fighting and when they was letting the air out of the tire.It was also funny when the T-REX was acting like a dog. I also like this movie because of the special effects like when they brout everything aive like the T-REX ect.I really like that because I like dinosaur and the caveman and the caveman was find of funny how are the roman and cowboy was tha small I like this movie because all the animal in the movie lion they was mean and the monkey because he was funny and the mammth because itwas very big. I would recommed this movie because it would teach you about your history and see little look and the movie is funny
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Guy Named Larry Got A Job At A Museum As Night Guard. On His First Night On The Job He Found Out That Everything Comes To Life At Night.Soon Then He Got Used To The Job So He Decided To Take His Son To Work To Show Him That Everthing Come To Life At Night. I Enjoyed The Movie Because Its Funny And Informational. I Would Give This Movie Four Stars because Of The Speical Effects And How Things Came To life.Its Funny Becase Of The Characters.The Movie Is Informational Because It Gives Some Background KnowLedge of Some Of The Characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
iliked because is funy / el muchacho en peso a jugar con el mono/ la pelicula megusto por que meiso reir es bien funny/cuando el mono enpeso a correr ay fue que yo merei/yo y maria enpesamos a reirnos porque la pelicula es tava muy funny
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this movie because it was hilarious. It was about how a new night guard at a museum, found out that everything comes to life at night, on his first day there. After he learned more about the historical people, he begans to like them even though they make trouble for him, but to make them come to life at night there was a tablet. When it was stolen, Larry and the characters help eachother to find it. I thougth it was hilarious because there was a few parts that made me laugh, like the when part when Dexter the monkey, slapped Larry and then they kept slapping eachother. also when the Easter Island head talked. He was calling Larry a "dum dum" and how he wanted "gum gum". Another part that made me laugh was when dexter peed on Larry and he was getting real mad at him. The special effect in this movie were pretty amazing. The things came to life, like the characters. T-Rex came to life when he was just bones, and it was cool how they were moving, and staying in place like a real dinosaur. Also the Roman's were little. I just wonder how they made a regular size human to a miniature figure. I think that took a while to make it a small size for the movie. There was three characters in this movie that I liked. Larry, is the main character, and I thought he was funny. Dexter, the monkey looked like a innocent, cute little monkey, but it turns out that he was the trouble making one, but he was funny though. The last character that i liked was Jedidiah, he was the small actioned-figured like cowboy. He was also funny too, because he acted all tough, but when Larry carried him, he said he didnt like to be "man-handled". I would recommend this movie because I think it's a histarical movie. It's kind of imformational, because of the characters int he museum, it tells a little bit about them. From my point of view, I think people would enjoy this movie. Also it's worthwhile watching it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great family movie! Stiller is hilarious. There is no language or anything offense, perfect! I think what else I liked about this movie is that even though he is a struggling dad, it doesn't focuse on that, a nice easy going film to just loose youself in. I think the special effects were great, and not over powering. One of the best scenes is when Jed and Octavious finally join together to help Larry, and they are letting the air out of the tire! Just genius comedy!