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Years in the future, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house.

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200 years in the future a Martian police unit is dispatched to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining outpost back to justice. But when the team arrives they find the town deserted and some of the inhabitants possessed by the former inhabitants of the planet. Written by IMDb staff

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martian | mining | future | police | ghost | See more »

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Terror is the same on any planet See more »

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£104,723 (UK) (30 November 2001)

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£104,723 (UK) (30 November 2001)
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For the film's soundtrack, director and composer John Carpenter called upon various rock musicans to help enhance his own score. They include members of Anthrax, Steve Vai, Guns N' Roses' guitarists Buckethead and Robin Finck and Elliot Easton (formerly of The Cars). See more »

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When Ballard breaks free from Williams' grip, the knife at her throat can clearly be seen to bend with her neck rather than slice a gaping wound in it. See more »

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Jericho Butler: It's pretty solid. One way in, back door out, leading to rear entrance.
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Melanie Ballard: So, what's your point?
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Melanie Ballard: I don't believe this. You lured me back here to seduce me?
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Assault on Mars
14 May 2006 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars never appeared in the theaters of Turkey,have seen the movie on DVD about two years ago.As a big John Carpenter fan,enjoyed the movie from beginning to end.The movie has all the basic elements which we look for in a Carpenter movie;a cool anti-hero,a beauty in the lead,raw action,some effective scares and of course great Carpenter dialogs.(cheesy but very smart)Also the movie has a strong and effective Carpenter score like most of his movies.As you can guess from the headline,the movie is a brief summary of his earlier works.The plot reminds us one of his very best movies;Assault on precinct 13 which is now considered as a cult classic and which caught a minor attention before Halloween.Like his masterpiece about human nature and paranoia;The Thing,the story is set in a resurrected area where the characters are all by themselves.Carpenter created almost the same atmosphere just like he did in Assault on precinct 13 by making the criminals and the police squad fight against the enemy together.Finally,Ghosts of Mars can be considered as a weak chain in Carpenter's career by some of his fans but if you sit on the couch just to have a good time without thinking much,the movie gives plenty of excitement.Remember,it's a Carpenter flick from beginning to end.

It's the Assault on Mars.

It's the Rio Bravo of science fiction.


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