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The Space Between Us (2017)

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The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.

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Peter Chelsom

Writers:

Allan Loeb (screenplay by), Stewart Schill (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Oldman ... Nathaniel Shepherd
Janet Montgomery ... Sarah Elliot
Trey Tucker Trey Tucker ... Harrison Lane
Scott Takeda ... Dr. Gary Loh
Adande 'Swoozie' Thorne ... Scott Hubbard
Sarah Minnich ... Reporter
Ryan Jason Cook ... Control Room Technician
BD Wong ... Tom Chen
Lauren Myers ... Alice Myers
Morse Bicknell ... NASA Executive
Beth Bailey ... NASA Chief Doctor
Asa Butterfield ... Gardner Elliot
Peter Chelsom ... Centaur (voice)
Carla Gugino ... Kendra Wyndham
William Sterchi ... Debate Moderator
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Storyline

In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet - never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot - an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he's never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he's eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars - from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner's organs can't withstand Earth's atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team... Written by STX Entertainment

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His heart it can't handle our gravity. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Out of This World See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,775,596, 3 February 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,829,766, 24 February 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,793,385
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Space Between Us is the second space-related movie Asa Butterfield has started in, Ender's Game being the first. See more »

Goofs

A major point in the plot is that Sarah Elliot's pregnancy will be complicated by the "Zero-G" environment. However, external views of the spacecraft clearly show that its engines are on, meaning that the ship is under thrust, and thus is generating g-forces in the direction opposite to that thrust. In any event, even if this brief glimpse is not representative of the entire voyage, it is highly unlikely that a manned mission to Mars would coast in free fall all the way, but would instead use the "turn and burn" method, accelerating to the midway point, flipping over, and decelerating to the end of the journey. Thus, the constant presence of acceleration would create g-forces that would eliminate the very peril for Sarah's pregnancy the film describes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nathaniel Shepherd: [speaking from the podium] I wanted to go to Mars. Not just a visit, I want to live there. Because then I'd be living truth that life on Mars Is possible. Proof that if we had to, Mankind can make a fresh start. We're in trouble and it's our fault, and we're running out of time, and mother nature doesn't negotiate. We can't give up, not now. Mars is a planet, ripe and ready for life. Earth's resources might be depleted but there is one resource we must never neglect. It's the most ...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits list Colin Egglesfield, who played Sarah's brother, as "Sarah's bother." See more »


Soundtracks

Song of India
Traditional Arrangement by Raymond Scott
Performed by Raymond Scott and His Quintet (as The Raymond Scott Quintet) with Dorothy Collins
Courtesy of Reckless Night Music LLC & Basta Music
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lazy
25 March 2017 | by nillobitSee all my reviews

I WANTED to love this movie. But this movie needed at least two re-writes and they said no. The actors did their job but the story was weak. And it was so Ham-handed with the romantic bull. I am really angry in the sense that this will inspire Hollywood not to make scifi movies -


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