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Mission to Mars (2000)

When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting an unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writers:

Lowell Cannon (story), Jim Thomas (story) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Sinise ... Jim McConnell
Tim Robbins ... Woody Blake
Don Cheadle ... Luke Graham
Connie Nielsen ... Terri Fisher
Jerry O'Connell ... Phil Ohlmyer
Peter Outerbridge ... Sergei Kirov
Kavan Smith ... Nicholas Willis
Jill Teed ... Reneé Coté
Elise Neal ... Debra Graham
Kim Delaney ... Maggie McConnell
Marilyn Norry ... NASA Wife
Freda Perry Freda Perry ... NASA Wife
Lynda Boyd ... NASA Wife
Patricia Harras ... NASA Wife
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Bobby Graham
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Storyline

When a mysterious storm kills all but one crew member of the first manned mission to mars, a rescue mission is launched. Once on the red planet, the crew finds the sole survivor of the first mission who informs them that this was no ordinary storm. It was meant to protect something. But what? Written by Eric Thal

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

For centuries, we've searched for the origin of life on Earth...We've been looking on the wrong planet. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi violence and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Cinopsis [Belgium] (French)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

M2M See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,855,247, 12 March 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,883,407

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,983,407
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of two science-fiction Mars movies that were first released in the year 2000 and were both partly shot in Wadi Rum in Jordan. The films are 'Red Planet' (2000) and 'Mission to Mars' (2000). See more »

Goofs

(at around 54 mins) When the crew have exited the ship after it exploding and Woody is flying towards the REMO, Phil looks at his wrist-mounted computer which tells him that Woody is going to overshoot the REMO. However, below the graphic on the right side of the screen, the caption contains a spelling error, reading: "Traget projection and outcome" instead of "Target.... etc." See more »

Quotes

Terri Fisher: The genetic difference between men and apes is only three percent. But that three percent gave us Einstein, Mozart...
Phil Ohlmyer: ...Jack The Ripper.
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Crazy Credits

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's cooperation and assistance does not reflect an endorsement of the contents of the film or the treatment of the characters depicted therein. See more »

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Soundtracks

Dance The Night Away
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Not Perfect, but not bad
7 April 2001 | by AlexWardSee all my reviews

Mission to Mars was a good flick. It wasn't great, it had hollywood's usual mix of good science and tabloid junk science. It had parts that were outright hokey (such as Tim Robbin's death when there were at least 3 ways to rescue him) to beautifully executed (such as the micrometeorite/air loss scene). It was a fun film that, yes, could have been done better. But hey, even Private Ryan and The Matrix had their flaws. And as no one ever picks the jewels out of fair films, I think I will. The air loss scene was beautiful. That eerie music in the background, the emotionless computer calmly announcing how much air was left. The crew's hustle to fix it. Absolutely chilling. I loved how the crew drilled and drilled and drilled again for orbital insertion. I don't care how reliable computers get in the future, an astronout will NEVER just push one button and sit back while the computer does all the work. I love how the Martian ship filled with liquid for its flight. Water is incompressible and any human in a ship like that would withstand huge amounts of force. So while M2M is not the finest film in the world, it is a very worthy effort. P.S. PLEASE quit whining about ripoffs in Holywood. I would give $20 to anyone who can find a movie since the 70's that doesn't at least take some of its ideas from a past film!


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