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Escape from Mars (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi  -  25 February 1999 (USA)
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Five astronauts make the first manned trip to Mars, in the second decade of the 21st century. They must battle and overcome inferior computer components, corporate greed and indifference, ... See full summary »

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Lia Poirier, Sagan Cocommander
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Andrea Singer, Mission Chemist
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Bill Malone, Mission Architect
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Jason, Mission Control Weasel
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Sergei Andropov, Misson Biogeochemist
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Steve Yaffe
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Robert Poirer, Lia's Husband
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Gail McConnell, Mission Control
Tammy Isbell ...
Stephanie Rank, John's Ex Wife
Arlene MacPherson ...
Remi
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Robert Singer
Jonathan Barrett ...
Richard Singer
Darrell Nicholson ...
Andy Singer
Sophia Sweatman ...
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Five astronauts make the first manned trip to Mars, in the second decade of the 21st century. They must battle and overcome inferior computer components, corporate greed and indifference, their own personal problems, as well as the surprises that The Red Planet has in store for them. Written by <kimdv@best.com>

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Rated PG for mild sci-fi action and peril, and for some sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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If you want special effects watch a Britney Spears concert
9 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When you compare this movie with Mission to Mars, in which Peter Outerbridge also appears, one sees that this product isn't that bad. First of all special effects, there arent' really any and I didn't miss them, but then I don't watch movies for special effects, I watch for human interactions and story. One effect plot device did bother me, on the way to Mars the ship (an oversize space shuttle)has these gyro appendages which spin, on the way back we don't see them being deployed (the originals were jettisoned when the reached mars) and I wondered why out and not back.

The acting was better than I expected, the actors just didn't have a of story to work with and the video made for a cheap look. Despite the flaws, I liked the people (although the Russian Casanova scene was very gratuitous and it certainly was more watchable than Dr. Who. It was nice that someone gave the concept a better budget and "remade" it as Mission to Mars, but in the end this one had as much story and was a better movie because it wasn't as pretentious. Of course the latter had more special effects than a Britney spears concert . . .




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