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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.

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Drew Goddard (screenplay by), Andy Weir (based on the novel by)
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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 40 wins & 188 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Damon ... Mark Watney
Jessica Chastain ... Melissa Lewis
Kristen Wiig ... Annie Montrose
Jeff Daniels ... Teddy Sanders
Michael Peña ... Rick Martinez
Sean Bean ... Mitch Henderson
Kate Mara ... Beth Johanssen
Sebastian Stan ... Chris Beck
Aksel Hennie ... Alex Vogel
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Vincent Kapoor
Benedict Wong ... Bruce Ng
Mackenzie Davis ... Mindy Park
Donald Glover ... Rich Purnell
Nick Mohammed ... Tim Grimes
Shu Chen ... Zhu Tao
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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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Help is only 140 million miles away See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The gate of the NASA building shown in the movie is actually the gate of the Korda Studios in Etyek, near Budapest, Hungary where many scenes of the movie were shot. See more »

Goofs

A scientist like Watney should have realized that the hexadecimal system he uses with Pathfinder is unnecessarily complex - Watney complained that using a full alphabet would give him only 13 degrees of separation between letters, but with sixteen hexadecimal characters (plus the question card he adds), there's only 21 degrees of separation between characters, and hence still a high risk of ambiguity. Watney could have made an alphabet with only six characters - NASA could represent 36 different values (all 26 letters and 10 digits) using two characters per value (same as ASCII), and Watney would maintain 51 degrees of separation between characters (including the question card) and thereby eliminate risk of ambiguity. NASA can see Watney's question card, so Watney could have written out an explanation to his base-6 code for NASA to follow. Even if Watney was insistent on using ASCII, he could have used decimal representations of ASCII (three-digit ASCII is only used for lowercase letters and characters he'd have no need of, so NASA could still represent any value with two characters), where he'd only need ten characters plus a question card and hence could have 33 degrees of separation instead of 23, increasing his disambiguation by 50%. ASCII (and alphabets generally) are not inherently linked to hexadecimal numbers; however, without this NASA would not have been able to communicate the changes to the code of the rover. That code must be in hexadecimal. 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

At the end of the credits: "The making and authorized distribution of this film supported over 15,000 jobs" See more »

Alternate Versions

In June of 2016, an extended cut was released on Blu-Ray and Ultra HD 4K Blu-Ray that adds 10 additional minutes of footage. See more »


Soundtracks

Turn the Beat Around (Love to Hear Percussion)
Written by Peter Jackson (as 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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pleasantly surprised
17 January 2016 | by whammo-79346See all my reviews

Seeing that the movie was over 2 hrs long, and knowing that the person was going to be stuck on the planet by their self for the majority, I didn't have high hopes for it. Usually these types of movies are boring. Not a lot of writers can pull this off. This movie was really good tho. A group of us watched it and really enjoyed. There were some things they failed to explain, that we collectively came up with our own answer for. Other than that, it was great. I never felt bored or left waiting for more. Overall, I feel it was very well written, produced and acted. Well worth the watching. Some people on here have griped that it was 'predictable', but then, most movies are. Who ever watched Star Wars with the thought that Vader would ultimately win??? Who ever watched Star Trek thinking that Kirk wouldn't find a way to save the day? And frankly, who grew up watching Scooby Doo thinking that someone would actually kill Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne or Velma???


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Country:

UK | USA | Hungary | Jordan

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Martian 3D See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$108,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,308,575, 4 October 2015

Gross USA:

$228,433,663

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$630,161,890
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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