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Mars Attacks! (1996)

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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Action | 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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Release Date:

13 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¡Marcianos al ataque!  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$37,754,208 (USA) (14 March 1997)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Martin Amis worked on the script for Mars Attacks! He said, "I rather liked the film, though it contained not a word I wrote." See more »


At the Casino, Art Land puts the cigarette in his mouth and gets some poker chips for his wife. In the next shot he is talking to her and the cigarette is gone. See more »


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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Crazy Credits

A flying saucer buzzes around the opening Warner Brothers logo. See more »


References The War of the Worlds (1953) See more »


Written by E. Antwi and Filo
Performed by Elisabeth Troy-Antwi
Courtesy of Almost Records
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User Reviews

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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