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A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.

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On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery - fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes, they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not without danger. Written by AnonymousB

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The search for life is about to end.


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Last Days on Mars  »

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£7,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,608 (USA) (6 December 2013)

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$23,838 (USA) (10 January 2014)
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May 2012: Olivia Williams replaces Sally Hawkins, who has to drop out due to personal commitments. See more »

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When Vincent Campbell confronts astronaut Robert Irwin, he opens the door to cockpit and leaves it open. As the scene progresses, the door is closed as he falls against it.It is closed before Irwin engages the boosters- so it did not close from launch-related forces. See more »

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[first lines]
Rebecca Lane: First big one of the season.
Vincent Campbell: Yep. It's heading right for base.
Rebecca Lane: It's gonna mess up Kim's dig. She's not gonna like that.
Vincent Campbell: Yeah, well, I don't like it much either.
Rebecca Lane: There's a surprise. Lighten up, Vince, a bit of dust never hurt anyone.
Vincent Campbell: It's not the dust I'm worried about.
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Blue Skies Are Around The Corner
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Sequel Warning... please don't!
20 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Really enjoyed this movie, wasn't quite sure what to expect when I began watching it, but once the plot was revealed it reminded me of a number of other films.

That being said, it kept me interested and entertained, and that is the ultimate goal of any quality film.

Had several scenes that made me mad at the Cinematographer for making me feel unsettled. Nice work, those angles and camera frame-up's really worked, but I am still mad at you because you "got me".

Really enjoyable acting, nice directing, great Cinematography, a quality film with an interesting story.

This film would have scored a little higher with me, if it hadn't left me feeling unresolved with the ending. Perhaps a good way to have a sequel, but I can't imagine wanting to watch a sequel.


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