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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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YIKES! They've Landed! See more »

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Action | 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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13 December 1996 (USA)  »

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¡Marcianos al ataque!  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$37,754,208 (USA) (14 March 1997)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the very early stages of filming, the movie was supposed to have 60 major characters, but it was later cut to 23. Scrapped characters included a suburban housewife, a soldier, a televangelist, a couple of college students, several of Professor Kessler's colleagues, a doctor and his nurse fiancée, an actress, a couple of survivalists, and a police officer. 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 »

Quotes

Art Land: I'd been thinkin' about Mars when there wasn't no Mars.
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A flying saucer buzzes around the opening Warner Brothers logo. See more »

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Referenced in Scarewaves (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Casting My Lasso Towards The Sky
Written by Jimmy Wakely and Lee 'Lasses' White
Performed by Slim Whitman
Courtesy of RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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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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