Mission to Mars

2000 film directed by Brian DePalma

Mission to Mars is a science fiction film about a manned Mars exploration mission that goes awry. American astronaut Jim McConnell coordinates a rescue mission for a colleague. Film inspiration was partly from the Disney attraction of the same name, to be the second Disney film based on a theme park attraction, following the 1997 made-for-TV movie Tower of Terror.

Directed by Brian De Palma. Written by Jim Thomas, John Thomas, and Graham Yost.
Let There Be Life. (taglines)

Jim McConnell

  • They're us. We're them.
  • Like Maggie said: To stand on a new world and look beyond it to the next one.

Woody Blake

  • You're just not man enough to wear jewelry.
  • Some couples dance, others go to Mars.
  • [leaving the BBQ in his 1959 Corvette] Internal combustion, boys. Accept no substitutes.

Luke Graham

  • Come on - three commanders. One ship. I don't think that's gonna work. There's not enough rocket fuel in the world to get those egos off the ground.

Terri Fisher

  • When we get back, we have GOT to try this in the simulator...


Jim McConnell: There's pressure in here.
Terri Fisher: Above Mars atmosphere? That's impossible.
Jim McConnell: We're millions of miles from Earth inside a giant white face. What's impossible?

Terri Fisher: The genetic difference between men and apes is only three percent. But that three percent gave us Einstein, Mozart...
Phil Ohlmyer: ...Jack The Ripper.

Luke Graham: Phil, do you read me?
Phil Ohlmyer: Phil isn't here right now, he left for Earth FIVE MINUTES AGO, please leave a message after the beep!

Jim McConnell: What is she now?
Phil Ohlmyer: A frog...?

Woody Blake: 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.


  • Let There Be Life.
  • For centuries, we've searched for the origin of life on Earth...We've been looking on the wrong planet.


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