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Set 200 years in the future, intergalactic cop Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) and her team have an assignment of transferring a dangerous criminal named Desolation Williams (Ice Cube) to a prison in the outpost city of Chryse on the planet Mars. But in a turn of events, an adjacent mining team on the Red Planet has unearthed an ancient Martian defense device that unleashes warrior ghosts of the planet's original inhabitants who in turn possess most of the workers. Upon arriving at the outpost, Ballard and her team, including Desolation Williams, must band together to survive the vengeful spirits bent on eradicating all human life on their planet.
You Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance
Also Known As:
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
Title: Ghosts Of Mars
Release Date: August 24, 2001
Runtime: 98 mins
All Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 4.7
Buried.com Rating: 5.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and some drug content.
Natasha Henstridge ...Melanie Ballard
Ice Cube ...Desolation Williams
Jason Statham ...Jericho Butler
Clea DuVall ...Bashira Kincaid
Pam Grier ...Helena Braddock
Joanna Cassidy ...Whitlock
Richard Cetrone ...Big Daddy Mars
Rosemary Forsyth ...Inquisitor
Liam Waite ...Michael Descanso
Duane Davis ...Uno
Lobo Sebastian ...Dos
Rodney A. Grant ...Tres
Peter Jason ...McSimms
Wanda De Jesus ...Akooshay
Doug McGrath ...Benchley
Rick Edelstein ...Zimmerman
Robert Carradine ...Rodale
Michael Krawic ...Man in the Rover
Eileen Weisinger ...Woman Warrior
Rex Linn ...yared
Matt Nolan ...Miner
Marjean Holden ...young Woman
Charlotte Cornwell ...Narrator (voice)
Richard Barela ...Miner
Danielle Burgio ...Local Lady Cop
Damon Caro ...Shape-Male Intern
Marty Cuny ...Miner / Warrior
Dave Duran ...Warrior
James W. Gruessing Jr. ...Miner
Harry Jay Knowles ...Head on a Stake
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Ghosts Of Mars Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- You Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance
- It's their planet... we are the aliens.
- Terror is the same on any planet
- Forget The Rules. Abandon Your Fears. Save Your Soul.
- James Williams: That's the second time I've saved your life. Melanie Ballard: Yeah, run a tab.
Melanie Ballard: Let's put it this way... maybe I'll sleep with you if you're the last man on earth. But we're not on earth.
James Williams: Tide's up. Time to stay alive.
Jericho Butler: Eutopia, the ass end of the universe. A penal camp for thieving cutthroats. Melanie Ballard: Sounds nasty. But you seem to be holding up pretty well. Jericho Butler: Yeah, well, I have many hidden talents.
Commander Helena Braddock: So, where is everybody? Melanie Ballard: Yeah, Friday night, the whole place should be packed. A whole twelve hours before sun up and there's money to burn, whores to fuck and drugs to take.
- At one point Pam Grier yells "Who goes there?". This is the title of the story that inspired John Carpenter's The Thing (1982).
For the film's soundtrack, director and composer John Carpenter called upon various rock musicans to help enhance his own score. They include members of Anthrax, Steve Vai, Guns N' Roses' guitarists Buckethead and Robin Finck and Elliot Easton (formerly of The Cars).
For the film's score, music producer Bruce Robb brought in famed heavy metal band Anthrax to play to picture for director John Carpenter, who had originally filmed the movie listening to Metallica. The film's score is entirely original and was recorded by Robb at his Cherokee Studios in Hollywood. The film's DVD offers a bonus feature with behind-the-scenes footage in the studio with the musicians, Carpenter and Robb.
Courtney Love was originally hired to play for the role of Lieutenant Melanie Ballard.
After Courtney Love dropped out, contenders for the role of Lieutenant Melanie Ballard were Michelle Yeoh, Franka Potente and Famke Janssen.
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