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Mars (1997)

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | 10 March 1998 (USA)
In the future, Mars has been colonized. A martial artist arrives to investigate what happened to his brother. A powerful mining company is the prime suspect.

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Jon Hess

Writers:

Steven Hartov (screenplay), Patrick Highsmith (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Olivier Gruner ... Caution Templer
Shari Belafonte ... Doc Halliday
Gabriel Dell Jr. Gabriel Dell Jr. ... Buckskin Greenberg
Alex Hyde-White ... Phillip Clement
Scott Valentine ... Pete the Hermit
Lindsey Ginter ... Ike Ringo
Lee de Broux ... Sheriff Bascom
Amber Smith ... Sheila
Nils Allen Stewart ... Fargo
Jeff Wolfe ... Ino Templer
Michael Cole Dinelli Michael Cole Dinelli ... Male Nurse
Vojislav Govedarica Vojislav Govedarica ... Pinrake (as Voyo Goric)
Duke Valenti ... Johnny
Kathryn Dwyer Kathryn Dwyer ... Passport Clerk
Paul Dallas Paul Dallas ... Hood
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In the future, Mars has been colonized. A martial artist arrives to investigate what happened to his brother. A powerful mining company is the prime suspect.

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Where there is life, there is also death... Welcome to Alpha City.

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When Caution shows Buckskin the photograph of the dancer, he's holding it in portrait orientation in the long shot and landscape in the closeup. See more »

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Very boring!
11 May 2001 | by Pingo-2See all my reviews

MARS is probably the most boring film you can find starring Oliver Gruner. NEMESIS was an okay movie (despite it being made by Albert Puyn), but this little "action"-movie is very boring.

The story is stolen from all other Mars-movies, and is of course about that evil corporation that has a mining enterprise on the planet. Gruner is to find out what happened to his brother, who was murdered two days ago. And that's about as exciting it gets...

The bad-guys have VERY disappointing dialogue and the script is poorly written. The main idea is not at all bad. The production could have been so much better with some re-writes. The cast isn't necessary all bad either - especially Lee de Broux (RoboCop) is nice to see, even though he doesn't have much to work with.

Gruner himself isn't all that bad either, but the lack of a good script, the bad directing, the VERY bad sets and props and especially the terrible dialogue is making this film a very boring and very bad movie. Yes, it is in the league of Creepozoids and Timewalker.

I give this film 1 out of 10.


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