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Mars Attacks! (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  13 December 1996 (USA)
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Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

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It is a normal day for everyone, until the President of the United States announces Martians have been spotted circling Earth. The Martians land and a meeting is arranged, but not everything goes to plan, and the Martians seem to have other plans for Earth. Are they just misunderstood beings or do they really want to destroy all of humanity? Written by Film_Fan

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Nice planet. We'll take it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi fantasy violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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13 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¡Marcianos al ataque!  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,384,272 (USA) (13 December 1996)

Gross:

ITL 2,580,967,000 (Italy) (18 April 1997)
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2.35 : 1
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Tim Burton visited Tom Jones backstage after one of his Las Vegas shows to ask him to appear in his film. Additionally, Jones' real-life backup singers at the time-Darelle Porter Holden, Christi Black, and Sharon Hendrix-played Jones' doomed backup singers in the movie. See more »

Goofs

In one of the Kansas scenes, the camera pans across the farm and surrounding areas. The faint skyline of the University of Kansas (in Lawrence) can be seen, though the scene apparently takes place elsewhere. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Decker: Liberals! Intellectuals! Peacemongers! IDIOTS!
Taffy Dale: [Opening the door in the background] Can you keep it down? People live here!
[Closes the door]
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Special effects: No living animals were barbecued during the production of this film. See more »

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Referenced in Space Jam (1996) See more »

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Written by Daniel Butterfield
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Hide the Van Buren china!!!
14 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll make this quick. Jim "Give Me The Ball" Brown speed-bagging bubble-headed martians as he journeys home to Pam "Foxy Brown" Grier. Tom Jones finger-snapping and rocking out to "It's Not Unusual" with a bald eagle on his arm. Las Vegas getting a demolition only Steve Wynn could dream of. And just about the most serous A-list cast not taking themselves seriously and having a ball. Your family and friends will have you committed for loving this but who cares! Just crank up the Slim Whitman and watch their heads explode. It's "Independence Day" meets "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" with Tim Burton again at the helm. The best picture of 1996!


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