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The Martian (2015)

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An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

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Storyline

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Help is only 140 million miles away See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

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2 October 2015 (USA)  »

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The Martian 3D  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$108,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$54,308,575 (USA) (2 October 2015)

Gross:

$228,430,993 (USA) (11 March 2016)
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Shot in only 72 days. See more »

Goofs

What if Watney and/or key NASA persons depicted were Deaf? They would have saved hours or days of communication time when Watney unburies the still-video camera. As the movie shows, eventually, they could have eliminated all the Hex character coding effort and simply snapped images of handwritten text (Watney's end), even writing in sand if paper gone - OR used Sign Language). The unburied still camera could have acted like a common FAX machine (Facsimile) or contemporary camera/phone, or just an e-mail. - Urge Regal and other US Theaters to provide Open Captions upon request, for the 35 Million Americans with hearing loss.- G. Rice 9-2016. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Melissa Lewis: All right team, stay in sight of each other. Let's make NASA proud today.
Rick Martinez: How's it looking over there, Watney?
Mark Watney: Well, you will be happy to hear that in Grid Section 14-28, the particles were predominately coarse but in 29, they're much finer and they should be ideal for chem analysis.
Rick Martinez: Oh, wow. Did everybody hear that? Mark just discovered dirt.
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Rick Martinez: Should we alert the media?
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Crazy Credits

During the first half of the ending credits, the names of the cast members (with the exception of Matt Damon) corresponds with their character in the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2016 Teen Tournament Semifinal Game 1 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Leave Me This Way
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble), Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert (as Cary Grant Gilbert)
Performed by Thelma Houston
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The best of 2015...
14 December 2015 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

The film is the finest examples of science fiction and science fiction embodies everything required. Matt Damon has given the right role until the end of the case. Besides the fact that one does not really need. All movies have moved on their own. We have seen examples of this, such as the Buried and 127 Hours of very good quality movies. The master Ridley Scott's science fiction after a long separation has made a great comeback with this film case. After this film, Ridley Scott disappointing those who say the sound was cut. Thank you for this wonderful film Ridley masters. Maybe the best in 2015, as I mentioned in the title.


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