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Ghosts of Mars (2001)

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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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You Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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24 August 2001 (USA)  »

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John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,804,452 (USA) (24 August 2001)

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$8,434,601 (USA) (21 September 2001)
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Natasha Henstridge replaced Courtney Love (the original choice) at the last minute. Love left the project after her boyfriend's ex-wife ran over her foot in her car while she was in training for the picture. Michelle Yeoh, Franka Potente and Famke Janssen were briefly considered. Henstridge was suggested by her then-boyfriend Liam Waite, and was able to join the cast just a week before production began. The actress found the experience to be very harrowing, due to the heavily physical nature of her role and the difficult working conditions. See more »

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During the martian attack on the jail, "Akooshay" is seen being grabbed from behind and stabbed in a medium shot. In the subsequent wide shot, this can be seen happening again in the background. See more »

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Tres: Where's your brother?
Desolation Williams: He didn't make it.
Tres: Oh God.
[dies]
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References Escape from New York (1981) See more »

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Carpenter is one of my favorite directors of science fiction and horror
18 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yeah Ghosts of Mars! Liked the movie a lot.Liked the soundtrack, the heavy angst ridden sounds fit real well with the surreal psychedelic imagery and well accent the bleak horror of being in a situation where the force to fight against is super horrific and unseen.There is nowhere to go and no way to survive except to fight in an all out only the strong and fast can survive,shoot,splatter,and chop mode.This is reminiscent of the bleak and inescapable horror of John Carpenters masterful remake of "the Thing".It put me in the space of hopelessness and despairing odds.A tailor-made"B" movie of excellence.This movie reminded me of one of my favorite authors of science fiction and horror,Mick Farren.Specifically his book "Mars-The Red Planet".The storyline and imagery are similar.If you liked "Ghosts",then you might want to check out this Del Ray book,out of print but available in used condition. Anyways Kudo's to Carpenters Ghost's of Mars


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