Mission to MarsDirector: Brian De Palma, Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle
Brian De Palma directed this science-fiction suspense story. When the United States sends its first manned mission to Mars, hopes are high for new scientific discoveries, but many of those hopes are dashed when the Mars crew meets an unexplained disaster; three members of the mission are killed, and a fourth (Don Cheadle) loses all radio contact with the Earth. A rescue mission sets out to bring back the one survivor; in the process, they discover that Mars may not be a dead planet after all, and uncover some startling evidence about the fate of their predecessors. The rescue crew includes Gary Sinise, Jerry O'Connell, Connie Nielsen and Tim Robbins. The screenplay was partially by award-winning playwright Ted Tally, who won an Oscar for his adapted screenplay of The Silence of the Lambs.
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- Walt Disney Video
Cast & Crew
|Gary Sinise||Jim McConnell|
|Tim Robbins||Woody Blake|
|Don Cheadle||Luke Graham|
|Connie Nielsen||Terri Fisher|
|Jerry O'Connell||Phil Ohlmyer|
|Kim Delaney||Maggie McConnell|
|Elise Neal||Debra Graham|
|Peter Outerbridge||Sergei Kirov|
|Jill Teed||Renee Cote|
|Kavan Smith||Nicholas Willis|
|Armin Mueller-Stahl||Ramier Beck|
|Brian De Palma||Director|
|Lon E. Bender||Sound Editor|
|Stephen H. Burum||Cinematographer|
|Peter Clemens||Set Decoration/Design|
|Janice Clements||Set Decoration/Design|
|John Dexter||Set Decoration/Design|
|David S. Goyer||Co-producer|
|Sanja Milkovic Hays||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|CIS Hollywood||Special Effects|
|Dream Quest Images||Special Effects|
|Industrial Light & Magic||Special Effects|
|John Knoll||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Gary A. Lee||Set Decoration/Design|
|Jacqueline Lopez||Associate Producer|
|Lin MacDonald||Set Decoration/Design|
|Sam Mercer||Executive Producer|
|Ennio Morricone||Score Composer|
|Kathleen Morrissey||Set Decoration/Design|
|Andrew Neskoromny||Art Director|
|Richard Reynolds||Set Decoration/Design|
|Marco Rubeo||Set Decoration/Design|
|Maurice Schell||Sound Editor|
|Domenic Silvestri||Set Decoration/Design|
|Chris Soldo||Associate Producer,Asst. Director|
|Carl Stensel||Set Decoration/Design|
|Chris Stewart||Set Decoration/Design|
|Ted Tally||Associate Producer,Screenwriter|
|Tom Valentine||Art Director|
|Ed Verreaux||Production Designer|
|Suzan Wexler||Set Decoration/Design|
|Hoyt Yeatman||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Rob Young||Sound/Sound Designer|
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Mission to Mars is an incredible film. Good plot, good acting, everything about it is good, except the last 15-20 minutes. There were audible groans in the theater when the movie ended. I think the ending is one of the worst let downs I've ever seen. It totally derails the entire force and momentum of the film. If you can forgive the ending, it's not too bad. I'd say rent it first.
The viewer of ''Mission to Mars'' must keep in mind that this is a fictional film. An homage to the classic ''2001: A Space Odyssey'' and should not, because of its storyline be considered as the answer to the question of the ''Face'' in the planets Cydonia region. Many people in the conspiracy theory mentality have touted this film as being the cover blower on the truth about extraterrestrial life and others are following these misguided ways of thinking. There is no ''Face'' in Cydonia, just a gigantic volcanic construct. There is no evidence that there ever was a civilization on Mars but the possibility that there MIGHT be fossilized microbial life. ''Mission to Mars'' has a great storyline, but the landing site for the first Mars Exploration Team was chosen in 1988--Mangala Vallis, over 1,000 miles to the south of Cydonia. Ad Inexplorata.
Watch this movie only if it is a gift and you have nothing else to do, and I mean nothing. I love sci-fi films in general just not this one. Maybe it is ok for a 7 year old or a very slow adult or as a punishment for someone in prison. The special effects are OK but the plot and acting are so bad as to make the movie not worth watching. The science is bad and the film tends to jump over the interesting parts of the story. Please do not waste your money on this one! Get something good like The Matrix, Bladerunner or Apollo 13.
great special effects, great action, great acting.. no matter what other people tell you!!!!!!
Excellent Acting and Plot from beginning to end
This is one of the best movies ive ever seen, if not the best. Im 12 years old, and saw it in school! It was so exciting. I barely took my eyes off the screen. There were some creepy parts, like when Woody took off his helmet while he was falling, and his face froze. (sorry if i spoiled it). But, all in all, this movie was great. If you like space as much as I do, it will be exciting.
Mission to Mars was hit in theatres all over the galaxy. With the special effects, the vortex seemed like a black hole/tornado/giant worm. It is an amazing film, and you should definitely buy it and watch it if you like sci-fi films.