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Mars Attacks! (1996)

 -  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 »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 608,192,000 (Italy) (7 March 1997)

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ITL 2,580,967,000 (Italy) (18 April 1997)
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Trivia

The scene where characters are wandering through a collection of old neon signs was filmed at the "Neon Boneyard", located on property maintained by the Neon Museum, a non-profit organization in Las Vegas. Many of the signs in the collection were donated by the Young Electric Sign Company (which constructed many of the casino signs and were originally salvaged for parts), and are slated for restoration and incorporation into outdoor exhibits. The "Boneyard" has been used in a number of film and TV projects, and is open for tours by appointment only. See more »

Goofs

When Cedric and Neville Williams leave their video game to talk to their dad on the phone, the video game they were playing continues to rack up points. Also, the first time we see them in the movie, they are at an arcade paying quarters to play the very same game. See more »

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Art Land: [Repeatedly] Wow!
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Special effects: No living animals were barbecued during the production of this film. See more »

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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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