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 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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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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He's running out of time. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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

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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 »

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Biplanes usually have brakes, but they're broken on this one. 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 »

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Featured in Starfilm (2017) See more »

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Skin Tight Dress
Written by Danny Osuna
Performed by Beat Chamber
Courtesy of KAP Music LLC
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Just watched this on Netflix... Ignore the low scores
2 March 2019 | by death9000See all my reviews

Give this movie a chance. This movie takes on the inevitable. There will be a first born on Mars, and we can to see a hypothetical situation unfold around that. The characters are fairly typical and different as you would imagine, and the reality is a cliche average earth girl would 99.999999999% dismiss a guy such as this protagonist, but the great acting forces it through to work. Behind the lines and plot holes is a very straight forward and innocent romance that is made to come to life with powerful acting all round. Allow it to be, and you will love this sweet little movie. If you wanna focus on plot holes or simply more believable characters, this may not be for you, but give it a chance certainly is not a 1/10 but it far more enjoyable than the average trumpet laden Hollywood movie.


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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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