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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:

Let There Be Life. 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

Gary Sinise also plays an astronaut missing out on the mission in Apollo 13 (1995). See more »

Goofs

The oxygen supplied to the engine would be just enough to cause the fuel in the engine to burn with little waste. There would not be excess oxygen to allow the leaked fuel to ignite and explode. See more »

Quotes

Woody Blake: Okay, people let's look sharp now. We're gonna run this simulation one more time. If we overshoot, there's no coming back.
Phil Ohlmyer: Yeah, and drifting through eternity will ruin your whole day.
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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 »

Connections

References Apollo 13 (1995) 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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User Reviews

Too harshly judged
22 May 2002 | by brittany_christineSee all my reviews

Okay, I saw this movie a few nights ago on cable, and I don't understand why everyone is bashing it. Yeah, there were some moments that made me want to flip channels until I found the Jay Leno reruns, but for the most part, I liked it. Yeah, you heard me! I LIKED IT! Come on people, this isn't supposed to be a -film-. It's an "action/ sifi" (and I use the terms loosely) -flick- with a sweet underlying story about relationships and friendship. The whole Woody/Terri thing was nice(good acting Tim Robbins! I actually believed the whole lovestruck husband routine, and that's a lot coming from me. Plus he (Tim) was cute... up until the point he turned into a human ice cube) and Jerry O'Connell's character Phil was great. The whole "Phil isn't here right now. He left five minutes ago!" thing was my fave line of the movie. I didn't like the ending, but there were a few good moments like the scene between Jim, Phil, and the M&M "woman", Woody & Terri dancing ("This is my last chance to be graceful. Once we're back on Earth, it's back to shuffling my feet and grabbing her butt"), and the part where a major character sacrifices himself to get another character to return to the ship instead of trying to save him. This -flick- is no Deep Impact or Armageddon, but it's better than a lot of movies I've seen. 7.8/10


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