Mission to Mars
- 1 hr 54 min
Launched in 2000, "Mission to Mars" is a sci-fi movie about a space expedition set in the year 2020. The film is directed by Brian De Palma and produced by Tom Jacobson. It stars Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Jerry O'Connell, and Kim Delaney. A production budget of $100 million was spent for the making of the movie. It later grossed a gross $111 million at the Box Office. The film runs 1 hour and 53 minutes. The storyline is set in 2020 where the first manned mission to Mars is underway. The Mars I space vessel is led by Luke Graham with shipmates Nicholas Willis, Sergei Kirov, and Renee Cote. After successfully landing on planet Mars, the group finds a crystalline formation across an alp in the Cydonia region. Following the transmission of their discovery back to earth's nearest orbiting space station, they advance to the site to conduct further investigation. Upon arriving to the site, they hear an odd noise interrupting their communication network, which they presume to be coming from their planetary rover. Wile scanning the crystalline formation with their equipment, a massive whirlwind appears out of nowhere, which results to the death of Nicholas, Renee, and Sergei. Luke is the only survivor after he is covered by small rocks and debris. After the whirlpool subsides, he finds a prominent human-like form protruding from the alps. Later, he is able to send an emergency transmission to the Resupply Module or REMO that's circling Mars. The transmission is received and a second vessel is quickly deployed for a rescue mission. The Mars II arrive containing the crew led by Commander Woody Blake. He is accompanied by Jim McConnell, Terri Fisher, and Phil Ohlmyer. The team is instructed to go and investigate the cataclysm that transpired and rescue the sole survivor of the Mars I crew. Unfortunately, as they prepare to dock the planet, meteors hit the ship hence breaching the hull.