What Planet Are You From?

What Planet Are You From? (2000)

To save his planet, an alien must find a woman on Earth to have his baby. There's just one problem.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 2000-03-03
  • User Rating: 5.5/10 from 130 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Mike Nichols
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A highly-evolved planet, whose denizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to take over Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical penis, to impregnate an earthling and stay until the birth. The alien, Harold Anderson, goes to Phoenix as a banker and sets to work finding a mate. His approaches to women are inept, and the humming phallus doesn't help, but on the advice of a banking colleague, he cruises an AA meeting, meets Susan, and somehow convinces her to marry. The clock starts to tick: will she conceive, have a baby, and lose Harold (and the child) to his planet before he discovers emotion and starts to care?

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  • Garry Shandling

    as Harold Anderson
  • Annette Bening

    as Susan Anderson
  • John Goodman

    as Roland Jones
  • Greg Kinnear

    as Perry Gordon
  • Ben Kingsley

    as Graydon
  • Judy Greer

    as Rebecca
  • Danny Zorn

    as Randy
  • Harmony Smith

    as Rita
  • Richard Jenkins

    as Don Fisk
  • Linda Fiorentino

    as Helen Gordon
  • Caroline Aaron

    as Nadine Jones
  • Janeane Garofalo

    as Nervous Woman
  • Octavia Spencer

    as Baby Nurse
  • Nora Dunn

    as Madeline
  • Cricky Long

    as Janice
  • Camryn Manheim

    as Alison
  • Ann Cusack

    as Liz
  • Jane Lynch

    as Doreen
  • Richard Minchenberg

    as Dr. Weitzman
  • Drinda Lalumia

    as Drunken Lady
  • J. C. MacKenzie

    as John
  • Willie Garson

    as Brett
  • Marjorie Lovett

    as Neighbor Woman
  • Bil Dwyer

    as Husband
  • Alexander Lyras

    as Male AA
  • Stacey Travis

    as Woman
  • Brian Tee

    as Alien (uncredited)
  • Sarah Silverman

    as Woman on plane
  • Phill Lewis

    as Other MD
Sound Carter Burwell Original Music Composer
Production Brad Grey Executive Producer
Production Ellen Lewis Casting
Editing Richard Marks Editor
Writing Michael J. Leeson Screenplay
Writing Michael J. Leeson Story
Camera Michael Ballhaus Director of Photography
Art Cheryl Carasik Set Decoration
Art Bo Welch Production Design
Directing Mike Nichols Director
Production Mike Nichols Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ann Roth Costume Design
Art Tom Duffield Art Direction
Writing Ed Solomon Screenplay
Production Bernie Brillstein Executive Producer
Production Neil A. Machlis Producer
Writing Peter Tolan Screenplay
Production Michael Haley Associate Producer
Directing Michael Haley First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up J. Roy Helland Makeup & Hair
Production Michele Imperato Co-Producer
Writing Garry Shandling Screenplay
Production Garry Shandling Producer
Writing Garry Shandling Story
Costume & Make-Up Alicia M. Tripi Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Loretta James-Demasi Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Cydney Cornell Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Vera Yurtchuk Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Steven R. Soussanna Key Hair Stylist
Crew Barbara Anne Klein Stunts