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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 ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, 3 February 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,829,766, 24 February 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,793,385
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Just after the video call with Tulsa, Gardner is watching a movie left by one of the German scientists. That movie is "Wings of Desire." "Wings of Desire" was remade in the US as a Nicolas Cage / Meg Ryan movie: "City of angels" See more »

Goofs

At 3:30 and 3:48, the zoomed out views of the attendees do not show Scott Hubbard. But at 5:12, he appears at the centre of the hall. 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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Not that bad
6 February 2017 | by pdofakSee all my reviews

Okay, I'm old school dude. Like Golden Age of Science Fiction old. Maybe I'm too tolerant. But I'm not the only one! There is a lot of slamming going on here. The truth is this isn't a bad movie. If you want to be cynical then go right ahead and not enjoy yourself. This isn't science fiction. It's fantasy. Most of the gripes I read are legit. There are plenty of things that aren't scientifically correct. The plot is a new twist on an ancient concept. It's a STORY. I like the movie because it was fun to watch. Entertaining. And for a change, not a shot was fired except for rockets. So cut it a little slack and go in and be entertained.


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