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.
Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose two hundred fifty thousand dollars, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City, and comedy follows.
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
After Mars Recovery is given the OK to enter orbit around Mars, Woody Blake says "Let's light this candle". This is exactly what Alan Shepard, the first American in space, said just before lift-off on his inaugural Mercury flight. See more »
(at around 1h 10 mins) Luke Graham was the sole survivor on Mars for many months. He attributes his oxygen supply to a room full of plants. A room full of plants could never release enough oxygen to sustain a human in an oxygen-free environment for one hour, let alone months. See more »
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 »
NASA's plan to include women (in this case wives) on the crew was more the author's license to make the long 6 month journey to Mars more enjoyable--- is debatable.
This is a story of a "rescue mission" which turned into something far greater. I loved the movie, thought it was highly entertaining and especially liked the special effects(EVA's) and absolutely fabulous cinematography! If you are a SCIENCE FICTION buff you have to put this movie on your "must see" list.
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