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Edgar Rice Burroughs (novel)
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Release Date:
29 December 2009 (USA) See more »
John Carter (Antonio Sabato Jr.) is some kind of lone soldier in the middle east who looks at everyone through the scope on his rifle... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Maybe the key to happiness is low expectations See more (49 total) »


  (in credits order)

Antonio Sabato Jr. ... John Carter

Traci Lords ... Dejah Thoris

Matt Lasky ... Tars Tarkas

Chacko Vadaketh ... Sarka / Sab Than
Mitchell Gordon ... Tal Hajus

Noelle Perris ... Sola

Matt Lagan ... Kantos Kan

Kimberly Ables Jindra ... Saroh Kan

Tomas Boykin ... Cornwell Sams
Rob Ullett ... Hudson
Dean Kreyling ... Atol Nard
Mohammad Kavianpour ... Hosan

Jay Beyers ... Thark Gordack
Ali Tagi Alexander ... Jamal
Jonathan Footman ... Thark
Jordan Steele ... Thark

Rochelle Rudolph ... Harem Attendant
Sara Catrucco ... Harem Attendant
Melanie Rogina ... Harem Attendant
Mandy Jackson ... Harem Attendant
Jasna Novosel ... Harem Attendant
Karisa Kleven ... Harem Attendant
Shahrooz Bigonah ... Harem Attendant
Andrew H. Barrett ... Medic
Tom Anderson ... Medic
Kelle A. Kennedy ... Medic
Tiffany Borland ... Tea Patron

Nathan Lee Brynner ... Guard (as Nathan Lee)
Jerry Earr ... Jeriba Jr
Kevin Palafox ... Background person
Fabio A. Ortega ... Background person
Judie Willey ... Background person
Sevan Niazi ... Background person
David Mendoza ... Background person
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valerie K. Garcia ... Slave girl (uncredited)
Sex Henderson ... Guard (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mark Atkins 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Atkins  written by
Edgar Rice Burroughs  characters (uncredited)
Edgar Rice Burroughs  novel

Produced by
Paul Bales .... associate producer
Anthony Fankhauser .... line producer
David Michael Latt .... producer
David Rimawi .... executive producer
Original Music by
Chris Ridenhour 
Cinematography by
Mark Atkins 
Film Editing by
Mark Atkins 
Casting by
Jude Tucker  (as Jude Tucker Fitzmorris)
Production Design by
Erica Steele 
Art Direction by
Erica Steele 
Costume Design by
Gregory Paul Smith 
Makeup Department
Tom Devlin .... key special makeup effects artist
Megan Nicoll .... key makeup artist
Lola Wallace .... assistant makeup artist
Andrea Wiersma .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Jude Tucker .... production manager (as Jude Tucker Fitzmorris)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rachel Goldenberg .... first assistant director
Alexander X. Hutchinson .... second assistant director (as Alexander Hutchinson)
Glenn Miller .... first assistant director
Beth Powder .... first assistant director
Art Department
Dwayne Burgess .... assistant art director
Mike DiGrazia .... key art designer
Martine Keston .... set dresser
Christopher Ray .... set dresser (as Christopher Olen Ray)
Jason Shulman .... creature designer
Sound Department
Jay Cynik .... sound mixer
Lisa Ries .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Jeffrey S. Farley .... maggot puppet supervisor
Visual Effects by
Mark Atkins .... visual effects artist
David Jones .... visual effects producer
David Michael Latt .... visual effects artist
Jason Shulman .... creature designer
Erica Steele .... visual effects artist
Richard A. Payne .... creature modeler (uncredited)
Matt Lasky .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Sarah Galley .... second assistant camera
Frank Anthony Garbutt .... grip (as Frank Garbutt)
Jess Haas .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jess Haas .... steadicam operator
Matt Hoefler .... key grip
Scott Johnson .... second assistant camera
Scott Johnson .... additional second assistant camera
Jihane Mrad .... second assistant camera
Orlando Ordonez .... gaffer
Michelle Paulsen .... still photographer
Laura Rae .... camera production assistant
John Ruiz .... first assistant camera
Erick Vizcaino .... grip
Giap Vu .... key grip
Editorial Department
Adam Kolkman .... assistant editor
Mark Quod .... post-production supervisor
Music Department
Michelle Aragon .... vocalist
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer
Jaymie Valentine .... vocalist
Other crew
Alyssa Chamberlin .... production assistant
Mike Deas .... production assistant
Gina A. Dumania .... production accountant
Nora L. Ferris .... insurance broker
Valerie K. Garcia .... production assistant
J.J. Kim .... production coordinator
Patrick Levno .... production assistant
Michael C. Parisi .... location manager
Garrett Stiger .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Avatar of Mars" - USA (cable TV title)
"Avatar of Mars" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Title was renamed to John Carter Of Mars on recent releases.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When John Carter fights Tars Tarkas in the pit, he gets Tars in a headlock that snaps the right tusk on the actor's mask.See more »


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30 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Maybe the key to happiness is low expectations, 1 January 2010
Author: pcox-mail from United States

I'd read some pretty brutal stuff about this flick and was happy to find an entirely competent and often clever b-movie. Admittedly, I was a huge Edgar Rice Burroughs fan as a kid, but I'm not sure that didn't prime me to dislike the movie.

It wasn't a big budget movie, but I think the money they had was well spent. The special effects were not the center of the film but they didn't detract from the story either. The acting was surprisingly unembarrassing and I personally found the dialog very good. The updating of the story was subtle and funny.

One of the other reviewers said this isn't the film we were waiting for, and I suppose that' right. It is, though, the film we got. All in all, it struck me as a sincere labor of love that did credit to the memory of Burroughs himself, the master of the pulps.

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