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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

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Allan Loeb (screenplay by), Stewart Schill (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Oldman ... Nathaniel Shepherd
Janet Montgomery ... Sarah Elliot
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 Chavez-Myers ... Alice Myers (as Lauren 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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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 »

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Spaceport America in New Mexico hosted their first movie shoot. There were over 400 crew, actors and extras at the spaceport during the shoot. See more »

Goofs

While talking to Kendra when watching "Wings of Desire," when asked, "How do you know what's going on?" Elliot says in German, "Entschuldigen Sie, bitte." But he mispronounces, 'bitte,' which sounds like "bitta." The film has many, many instances in the film of the correct pronunciation. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Starfilm (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

10,000 Emerald Pools
Written by Børns (as Garrett Borns) & Jack Kennedy (as Jack Kennedy Herkel)
Performed by Børns
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An excellent YA movie
27 August 2019 | by tin-BSee all my reviews

Remember when family movies or children's movies or teen movies were all over the place and no one bashed them for being such? An American Werewolf in London. The Computer Who Wore Tennis Shoes. Teen Wolf. Lord Love a Duck. The Breakfast Club. Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Heathers. Revenge of the Nerds. Sixteen Candles...

But slowly, year by year, movies became something that only the smart, cool, fully grown but before middle-age people were allowed to enjoy and all else was trash, not good enough, stupid, too silly, not serious enough, not accurate enough.

This isn't the greatest YA story, but it is definitely a good young story. So be young and wave buh-bye-bye to the people who think only their preferences are allowed.


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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, 5 February 2017

Gross USA:

$7,885,294

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,080,475
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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