PG | | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting an unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.
The filmmakers created the Martian landscape in a massive sandpit near Vancouver. It was one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a movie - around two million square feet.
Okay, people let's look sharp now. We're gonna run this simulation one more time. If we overshoot, there's no coming back.
Phil Ohlmyer: Yeah, and drifting through eternity will ruin your whole day.
(at around 32 mins) In the weightless scene inside the space station, Woody's watch slips down his arm, indicating the presence of gravity.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's cooperation and assistance does not reflect an endorsement of the contents of the film or the treatment of the characters depicted therein.
$22,855,247 (USA) (12 March 2000)
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