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Mars Attacks! Details

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This quirky science fiction comedy is a characteristic feature by iconoclastic director [[Performer~P83666~Tim Burton~timburton]], known to moviegoers for [[Feature~V4624~Beetlejuice~beetlejuice]], [[Feature~V15350~Edward Scissorhands~edwardscissorhands]], and [[Feature~V119910~The Nightmare Before Christmas~thenightmarebeforechristmas]]. The storyline affectionately harkens back to the deadpan sincerity of such '50s and '60s science-fiction films as [[Feature~V12638~The Day the Earth Stood Still~thedaytheearthstoodstill]] and [[Feature~V53372~War of the Worlds~thewaroftheworlds]]. Flying saucers have been reliably seen over the capitals of the world, and the whole world awaits with bated breath to see what will transpire. Among those waiting is the President of the United States ([[Performer~P104455~Jack Nicholson~jacknicholson]]), who is assured by his science advisor ([[Performer~P8836~Pierce Brosnan~piercebrosnan]]) that the coming aliens are utterly peaceful. This advice is hotly contested by the military (led by [[Performer~P67882~Rod Steiger~rodsteiger]]), who advices the President to annihilate them. When the aliens land, they are seen to be green, garish, and very cheerful. But appearances prove deceiving when the "friendly" aliens abruptly disintegrate the entire U.S. Congress. Hollywood notables appear in vast quantities in roles (and sub-plots) of all sizes in this zany feature. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

  • Release date:December 12, 1996

Cast

Jack Nicholson
as President Dale
Jack Nicholson
as Art Land
Glenn Close
as Marsha Dale
Annette Bening
as Barbara Land
Pierce Brosnan
as Donald Kessler
Jim Brown
as Byron Williams
Danny DeVito
as Rude Gambler
Martin Short
as Jerry Ross
Michael J. Fox
as Jason Stone
Pam Grier
as Louise Williams
Tom Jones
as Himself
Sarah Jessica Parker
as Nathalie Lake
Natalie Portman
as Taffy Dale
Sylvia Sidney
as Grandma Norris
Rod Steiger
as Gen. Decker
Paul Winfield
as Gen. Casey
Jerzy Skolimowski
as Dr. Zeigler
O-Lan Jones
as Sue Ann Norris
Timi Prulhiere
as Tour Guide
Ray J
as Cedric
Lisa Marie
as Martian Girl
Brian Haley
as Mitch
Christina Applegate
as Sharona
Jack Black
as Billy Glenn Norris
Rebecca Broussard
as Prostitute
Joe Don Baker
as Glenn Norris
Barbet Schroeder
as French President
Lukas Haas
as Richie Norris

Crew

Tim Burton
Director
Tim Burton
Producer
Larry Franco
Producer
Jonathan Gems
Screenwriter
Jonathan Gems
Screen Story
Peter Suschitzky
Cinematographer
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Lebenzon
Editor
Wynn P. Thomas
Production Designer
James Hegedus
Supervising Art Director
John Dexter
Art Director
Paul Deason
Associate Producer
Mark S. Miller
Associate Producer
Nancy Haigh
Set Designer
Randy Thom
Set Designer
Colleen Atwood
Costume Designer
Tom Mack
First Assistant Director
Victoria Thomas
Casting
Matthew Barry
Casting
Joe Dunne
Stunts Coordinator
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