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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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  (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)

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 »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Title was renamed to John Carter Of Mars on recent releases.See more »
Revealing mistakes: As Tarkas' men try to break into the air pumping station a zipper is clearly visible in the back of a warrior's costume.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of John Carter (2012)See more »


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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
If it was done in 1957 in black and white at a drive in, it might have worked, 6 June 2010
Author: MartianOctocretr5 from Redondo Beach, CA

It's just not too clear where the movie makers were trying to go with this adaptation of the Edgar Burroughs story. At first glance, it looks to be a tribute to the style of old drive-in sci-fi features, where an intrepid astronaut pioneers unchartered space. Along the way, our space hero will bravely fight giant creatures, duel bad guys, establish friendship with the Martian locals, romance a blonde alien, bring about peace between warring tribes, overthrow a despot, and so on.

They give us all that old school sci-fi stuff, but there's no cohesion to anything. The "plot" is just a parade of unlinked chapters. The story is modernized, which is a mistake. Yes, everybody knows the Rovers have found nothing up there, but who cares? Keep the naive retro feel of a mysterious and foreboding Mars. That was the fun of the source material. But now, the action doesn't even occur on Mars! The 19th century soldier turned Spaceman Spiff has been redone as a Gulf War Marine, and sports millennial tattoos. The Princess herself is Xena Warrior Princess one moment, and helpless fairy tale princess the next.

Still, those Martian green celery-head guys were lovable (even though you can see skin poking out from beneath the masks). The indigenous bug creatures, and the fights against them, are amusingly cheap, yet done with gusto. Overall, an amateurish film, but has a bit of odd charm to it.

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