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Mission to Mars (2000)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  10 March 2000 (USA)
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When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting a unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Graham
Nicholas Willis
Reneé Coté
Debra Graham
Maggie McConnell
Freda Perry ...
Bobby Graham


In 2020, a crew of astronauts has been prepared for a two-year international mission in Mars. Jim McConnell, Woody Blake and his wife Terri Fisher, Luke Graham and Phil Ohlmyer are best friends and Jim lost his chance to land in Mars when his beloved wife Maggie McConnell died. The team of four astronauts land in Mars but a mysterious storm kills three of them and only Luke survives. A rescue team with Woody in command and Jim, Terri and Phil heads to the red planet and discovers that only Luke has survived. Their further investigation shows that the storm that killed the three other astronauts was artificial and created to protect a Face that lies on Mar. What might be the intriguing Face? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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For centuries, we've searched for the origin of life on Earth...We've been looking on the wrong planet. See more »

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Rated PG for sci-fi violence and mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 March 2000 (USA)  »

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M2M  »

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,855,247 (USA) (10 March 2000)


$60,874,615 (USA) (14 July 2000)

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Did You Know?


The original director of the film was Gore Verbinski. When the budget was upgraded, Brian De Palma started to show interest. Rewrites in the script were also done. See more »


(at around 57 mins) The atmospheric pressure of Mars is less than 1% that of Earth and consists primarily of carbon dioxide, items falling from space would not burn up nearly as quickly in the Martian atmosphere as shown in the movie. See more »


Luke Graham: Phil, do you read me?
Phil Ohlmyer: Phil isn't here right now, he left for Earth FIVE MINUTES AGO, please leave a message after the beep!
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's cooperation and assistance does not reflect an endorsement of the contents of the film or the treatment of the characters depicted therein. See more »


Ma 'Tit Fille
Written by Buckwheat Zydeco (as Stanley Dural, Jr.)
Performed by Buckwheat Zydeco
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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Another great idea down the drain
3 August 2000 | by (Karlstad, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I'm disappointed. No, actually, I'm sad. No, in fact, Iäm rather angry - I have never seen such a great and wonderful idea be turned into something so insanely sappy and corny and cheesy and stupid in my entire life.

It could have been so fantastic - it could have been a "Contact"-class sci-fi flick. Instead, we are served the lowest kind of americanism: staring into space; uttering "Oh my God" a hundred times and at every single event, small or great; A crying alien - PLEASE!; holding hands; the mandatory loss of someone dear; the lone hero who has nothing to lose and so on and on and OOOONNNNNNNN!!!!!! There is only one leniency to be found: it IS fairly scientific and believable, except for the fantastic feat of landing the satellite thingy exactly on the spot.

This is by far the most disappointing film I have seen. It is always terrible to see a really bad movie, but it's a lot worse when they trick you into thinking it could actually be worth watching. This one certainly isn't...

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