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Mars Attacks! (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 13 December 1996 (USA)
Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... President James Dale / Art Land
... First Lady Marsha Dale
... Barbara Land
... Professor Donald Kessler
... Rude Gambler
... Press Secretary Jerry Ross
... Nathalie Lake
... Jason Stone
... General Decker
... Tom Jones
... Richie Norris
... Taffy Dale
... Byron Williams
... Martian Girl
... Grandma Florence Norris
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Storyline

It is a normal day for everyone, until the President of the United States announces Martians have been spotted circling Earth. The Martians land and a meeting is arranged, but not everything goes to plan, and the Martians seem to have other plans for Earth. Are they just misunderstood beings or do they really want to destroy all of humanity? Written by Film_Fan

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Taglines:

YIKES! They've Landed! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi fantasy violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Warner Bros.

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Release Date:

13 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¡Marcianos al ataque!  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,384,272, 15 December 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,771,017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,371,017
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(Technicolor)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The radio telescope shown in the movie is located in Parkes, New South Wales, Austraila. See more »

Goofs

Just before the Martians attack Washington DC, a UFO blows up an airplane flying by the Washington Monument. The plane is supposed to be far away from the Washington Monument and flying behind it but as the plane flies towards the camera it flies in front of the Washington Monument, making the plane look incredibly tiny, when it should have passed behind it. See more »

Quotes

Rude Gambler: [after running into a martian] Holy shit!
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Crazy Credits

A flying saucer buzzes around the opening Warner Brothers logo. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Addams Family (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Champagne Fanfare
Written by George Cates
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The best movie of all time. Or maybe one of the worst.
10 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

This is one of these movies you absolutely like or absolutely dislike. I liked it, sure. It's such a sarcastic view of America: its people, its government, its army, its television, its culture, everything and everyone falls under Tim Burton's incredible axe. Many talented stars gather for an incredible script. It is unbelievably funny, absurd and full of contradictions and nuttiness. It's like a mixture of Star Wars, Animaniacs and the Clockwork Orange. For sure, you will like it a lot and believe it is the best movie you have ever seen or you won't understand a thing and feel disappointed. If you like Jim Carrey or Brad Pitt, please go and choose another movie.


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