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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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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 »

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When the aliens break into the president's compound, you can see where the door is going to split before it is blown open. See more »

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General Decker: We should nuke these assholes with everything we got, sir.
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The best movie of all time. Or maybe one of the worst.
10 December 1998 | by (Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is one of these movies you absolutely like or absolutely dislike. I liked it, sure. It's such a sarcastic view of America: its people, its government, its army, its television, its culture, everything and everyone falls under Tim Burton's incredible axe. Many talented stars gather for an incredible script. It is unbelievably funny, absurd and full of contradictions and nuttiness. It's like a mixture of Star Wars, Animaniacs and the Clockwork Orange. For sure, you will like it a lot and believe it is the best movie you have ever seen or you won't understand a thing and feel disappointed. If you like Jim Carrey or Brad Pitt, please go and choose another movie.


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