In 2015, five astronauts make the first manned trip to Mars. They must battle and overcome inferior computer components, corporate greed and indifference, their own personal problems, as well as the surprises that the Red Planet has in store for them.
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Rated PG for mild sci-fi action and peril, and for some sensuality and language
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