The discovery of life on Mars places a robotic expedition and a manned mission in a race to the Red Planet. On the way we discover that love - biological, spiritual, and even mechanical - can flourish in all kinds of ways.


Geoff Marslett


Geoff Marslett
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Credited cast:
Mark Duplass ... Charlie Brownsville
Zoë Simpson Dean ... Casey Cook (as Zoe Simpson)
Paul Gordon ... Hank Morrison
Cynthia Watros ... Allison Guthrie
Michael Dolan Michael Dolan ... ESA Commander David Jones
Howe Gelb Howe Gelb ... Shep
Liza Weil ... Jewel
James Kochalka James Kochalka ... Jackson
Kinky Friedman Kinky Friedman ... President of the United States
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charissa Allen Charissa Allen ... ESA Environmental Analyst
Elena Araoz Elena Araoz ... ESA Operations Manager
Nicole Atkins ... Casey's Mom
Javier Bonafont Javier Bonafont ... Gepetto the Tailor
Kathy Rose Center ... Reporter
Sunhee Cho Sunhee Cho ... ESA Flight Dynamics Engineer


After landing on Mars, mission control wants Charlie to be the first "American man" to set foot on the planet. Charlie defers that honor to Casey after which he announces he is still the first "man" to set foot on Mars. Written by David C Wade

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Title Card: In 1969 an estimated 500 million people watched as the first man stepped out of the Apollo lander and onto the surface of the moon. / The feat was the culmination of a space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. / A space race that pushed human beings to the VERY LIMITS OF OUR SCIENTIFIC PROWESS. / The new test of our exploratory mettle will be a manned mission to MARS. / The only problem is / We just aren't that good at stuff anymore.
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Brand New Blanket of Stars
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Bottle Rocket in Space
4 May 2012 | by heidi-19See all my reviews

Quirky: check. Perhaps not Oscar-worthy acting: check. Creative love story or stories: check. Reluctantly happy and wealthy "sidekick:" check. Swimming pool scene: check. JUMPSUITS: check.

I love this movie. Maybe some might say my bar isn't set super-high, but Bottle Rocket is my favorite movie, and this comes close to that (I also like science fiction and graphic novels). My boys watched it (9 & 11) because the profanity was mild, and there were only cigars and champagne.

Don't want to ramble on, but this is supposed to have ten lines. If you just want escape for about 90 minutes, this is the film for you. If you like a more polished movie in terms of acting, story line and production, perhaps you should pass or you'll be really sad.

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3 December 2010 (USA) See more »


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