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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jim McConnell
... Woody Blake
... Luke Graham
... Terri Fisher
... Phil Ohlmyer
... Sergei Kirov
... Nicholas Willis
... Reneé Coté
... Debra Graham
... Maggie McConnell
... NASA Wife
Freda Perry ... NASA Wife
... NASA Wife
... NASA Wife
... Bobby Graham
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Storyline

In 2020, a crew of astronauts has been prepared for a two-year international mission in Mars. Jim McConnell, Woody Blake and his wife Terri Fisher, Luke Graham and Phil Ohlmyer are best friends and Jim lost his chance to land on Mars when his beloved wife Maggie McConnell died. The team of four astronauts land on Mars but a mysterious storm kills three of them and only Luke survives. A rescue team with Woody in command and Jim, Terri and Phil heads to the red planet and discovers that only Luke has survived. Their further investigation shows that the storm that killed the three other astronauts was artificial and created to protect a Face that lies on Mars. What might be the intriguing Face? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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


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

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10 March 2000 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

The crew used over 14,000 gallons of paint to spray the soil "Mars red." See more »

Goofs

In the movie it stated that the 23 chromosomes came from mars about a million years ago and set off the explosive growth on the planet earth. Chromosomes are never mentioned in the dialogue. Merely that "they seeded earth" hundreds of millions of years ago. The only goof here is the time scale. Life is believed to have begun roughly 3.5 billion years ago during the Eoarchean period with true multi-celled organisms appearing during the early Proterozoic era, roughly 2 billion years ago. See more »

Quotes

Luke Graham: Phil, do you read me?
Phil Ohlmyer: Phil isn't here right now, he left for Earth FIVE MINUTES AGO, please leave a message after the beep!
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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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Referenced in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Ma 'Tit Fille
Written by Buckwheat Zydeco (as Stanley Dural, Jr.)
Performed by Buckwheat Zydeco
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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Unfairly Bashed
10 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

I have seen many reviews bashing Mission to Mars. I see why they've attacked the film but I think they missed that the excitement, action and deep humanity of this film far outweigh the forced quality of a few scenes. There is scene after scene in this movie that pulls the viewer's heart and mind nto some of the deepest veins of human emotion. More than once I felt myself drawn into the middle of intense depictions of love, terror or excitement. If a little subtlety were mixed into just a few scenes this movie would have stood out as one of the greatest and lasting human dramas in science fiction history. I heartily recommend this movie; it will transport you and involve you if you are just a little forgiving.


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