Mars Attacks!

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A fleet of Martian spacecraft surrounds the world's major cities and all of humanity waits to see if the extraterrestrial visitors have, as they claim, "come in peace." U.S. President James Dale (Jack Nicholson) receives assurance from science professor Donald Kessler (Pierce Brosnan) that the Martians' mission is a friendly one. But when a peaceful exchange ends in the total annihilation of the U.S. Congress, military men call for a full-scale nuclear retaliation.

Release details

Rated: PG-13
Release date: Thursday December 12 1996
Duration: 103 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Tim Burton
Screenwriter: Jonathan Gems
Cast: Rod Steiger
Jack Nicholson
Jerzy Skolimowski
Barbet Schroeder
Pam Grier
Sylvia Sidney
Martin Short
Glenn Close
Paul Winfield
Pierce Brosnan
Annette Bening
Joe Don Baker
Lukas Haas
Michael J Fox
Sarah Jessica Parker
Danny DeVito
Tom Jones
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