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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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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

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Good simulation of newscast?
5 May 2003 | by Charles-31See all my reviews

I'll not add to the bad comments about this movie, the movie speaks badly for itself quite enough. But, I was surprised to see some people comment on how realistic the newscast was. I think they should switch back and forth between this movie and CNN. The difference is astounding. Even the stupid commercial break gimmick is wrong; how many commercials did we see on the first day of the Iraq war? All of the news people look and sound like bad actors, not journalists.


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