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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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Forget The Rules. Abandon Your Fears. Save Your Soul. 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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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£104,723 (UK) (30 November 2001)
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Originally called Escape from Mars, a supposed sequel to Escape from L.A. (1996) that features Kurt Russell as Snake Plisskin before changing its script due to box office failure. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Desolation Williams: [the train has not arrived] Where the hell's the train?
Melanie Ballard: I don't know.
Uno: You don't know? What the fuck is that supposed to mean?
Melanie Ballard: [On radio] Lieutenant to the train!
Desolation Williams: Plan A is fucked up! You got a Plan B?
Melanie Ballard: Yeah, it's the same as Plan A. You got any fresh ideas?
Desolation Williams: Yeah, what we should of done in the first place.
[cocks Uzi's and walks forward]
Melanie Ballard: Shit!
[Does the same]
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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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Great movie!
2 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie was great! If you take movies too seriously, then don't bother with it - it'll probably offend your delicate tastes. But if you like great b-movies, go see this movie. This is a movie for people who like fun, enjoyable movies - it's simple, unpretentious, full of intentional cliches, and even creepy at times.


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