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The Martian (2015)

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An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mark Watney
... Melissa Lewis
... Annie Montrose
... Teddy Sanders
... Rick Martinez
... Mitch Henderson
... Beth Johanssen
... Chris Beck
... Alex Vogel
... Vincent Kapoor
... Bruce Ng
... Mindy Park
... Rich Purnell
... Tim Grimes
... Zhu Tao
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Storyline

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

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2 October 2015 (USA)  »

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The Martian 3D  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$108,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,308,575, 4 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$228,433,663

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$629,281,283
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Trivia

According to author Andy Weir, the story is set in 2035. See more »

Goofs

When Commander Lewis finally grabs Watney and everyone is relieved, the puncture in his glove has stopped spewing air. Before puncturing the glove, Watney says he can control it, and does so during his exit from the MAV. So stopping it when he needs to is not a goof. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Melissa Lewis: All right team, stay in sight of each other. Let's make NASA proud today.
Rick Martinez: How's it looking over there, Watney?
Mark Watney: Well, you will be happy to hear that in Grid Section 14-28, the particles were predominately coarse but in 29, they're much finer and they should be ideal for chem analysis.
Rick Martinez: Oh, wow. Did everybody hear that? Mark just discovered dirt.
[laughs]
Rick Martinez: Should we alert the media?
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the letters of "THE MARTIAN" fade away but as the top of the "T" fades, it then leaves an "I" onscreen for a fraction of a second, reminiscent of Ridley Scott's "Alien," where the letters slowly fade in one at a time. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: Alien: Covenant (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn the Beat Around (Love to Hear Percussion)
Written by Peter Jackson Jr. and Gerald Jackson
Performed by Vicki Sue Robinson
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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safe,dull and ... predictable
3 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

I went to see the martian with high expectations,hoping to get a story that will take you by your throat keeps you on the tip of your seat and thrill you,surprise you...etc etc...i got nothing of the above!! instead i watched a very dull,predictable and very safe movie,Matt Damon,i really love as an actor but he never got to me,i simply was not taken by his acting,it just did not come across,the surrounding characters were so predictable,the young and beautiful captain,another young chick and a science head...the happy Latino...a German...oh please give me a break,who wrote this,and sorry to say but the name Ridley Scott seems to disappoint me more and more the last years.The scene where his garden gets blown away i saw coming from a mile,the science well,that was nicely done for a 10year your kid,but for me it looked like a Sunday afternoon cable movie,safe and predictable.There were so many things they could have done differently,also the music did nothing good for it.the photography could have been done so much better...i am very disappointed.


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