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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:

Nice planet. We'll take it! 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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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

During the attack in Pahrump, none of the human soldiers fire their weapons. Only a few post production muzzle flashes of turret mounted machine guns can be seen in the distance. None of the M-14s are fired. See more »

Goofs

A car rips the fake pedestrian crossing in Las Vegas. See more »

Quotes

Martian Translator Device: We come in peace! We come in peace!
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Crazy Credits

Special effects: No living animals were barbecued during the production of this film. See more »


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Written by Portishead
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If you have a warped sense of humour, you'll enjoy this
21 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Tim Burton's film, 'Mars Attacks!' combines elements of dark humour with an alien invasion to create a hilarious film. There's no doubt about it that audiences will be torn between those who enjoyed the film (the comedy) and those who hated it. This film is a parody of other Earth-invasion films, such as 'Independence Day' and 'War of the Worlds', which have been a common theme in story-telling for decades and particularly in the 1950s. In this film, the aliens are content on destroying Earth and humiliating the humans for the sake of it. It's not a serious film at all, and you'll either love it or hate it, depending on how warped your sense of humour is. I thought it was fun, even though it is not the best film of all time.


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