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Special Report: Journey to Mars (1996)

When the world's first spaceship is close to its goal (Mars), the TV-network GNN begins its live coverage of the last two hours of the mission and then the problems start. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Mandel

Writers:

Rasha Drachkovitch (story), Augustus Taylor (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gibby Brand ... White House Correspondent
Keith Carradine ... Capt. Eugene T. Slader
Philip Casnoff ... Nick Van Pelt
Rosalind Chao ... Dr. Lin Yo Yu
Michael Chinyamurindi Michael Chinyamurindi
Christine Estabrook
Dean Jones ... Dr. Scott Berlin
Leonard Kelly-Young
Deborah Lacey
Tiiu Leek
Maria Mayenzet
Michael Murphy ... Dean Rumplemeyer
Anne O'Sullivan Anne O'Sullivan
Judge Reinhold ... Ryan West
Daryl Keith Roach ... (as Daryl Roach)
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When the world's first spaceship is close to its goal (Mars), the TV-network GNN begins its live coverage of the last two hours of the mission and then the problems start. The landing-computer malfunctions, the captain Eugene Slader gets very sick and back on Earth it is discovered that big financial corporations have an interest in the failure of the mission - and we, the viewers, can see it all live on television. Written by <uffe@enterpol.dk>

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Crew in orbit around Mars have conversations with ground control and Earth media in real-time, in reality there would be an 20 minute communications delay due to the distance. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #21.6 (1999) See more »

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Missed the Mark
26 March 2004 | by MJChampion1See all my reviews

It really is a great movie its to bad the Film Did not get a lot of publicity, I first viewed the movie on late night cable when I Could not sleep. I almost thought it was real(for a split second of course)and the fact that the year 2005 is Just around the corner, theirs still no manned space flight or a women president,But 2010 is right around the bend so maybe then. The Biographies of the Crew were excellent and Ms. Woodard As a news Network Anchor really shows her range as an Actress. The films ending to me was quite mysterious and somewhat shocking based on our politically correct TV News Cast. If you like Special Report: Journey to Mars, you might also view Special Bulletin a movie based a terrorist take over of a Tugboat during a workers strike. This film has some nice surprises to.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der lange Weg zum Mars See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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