The Martian

The Martian

2015 film by Ridley Scott
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The Martian

The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. Drew Goddard adapted the screenplay from The Martian, a 2011 novel by Andy Weir. The film depicts an astronaut's (Damon) lone struggle to survive on Mars after being left behind, and the efforts of NASA to rescue him and bring him home to Earth. It also stars Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover, and Benedict Wong.

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  • September 11, 2015 (2015-09-11) (TIFF)
  • September 30, 2015 (2015-09-30) (United Kingdom)
  • October 2, 2015 (2015-10-02) (United States)
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141 minutes
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English
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$108 million
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$630.2 million

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Teddy Sanders: Rich? Rich Purnell: Yeah? Teddy Sanders: Get out!
  • Shot in only 72 days.
  • The "steely-eye missile man" is a reference to flight controller John Aaron's actions following two lightning strikes to the Apollo 12 rocket in its first minute after liftoff. The electrical surge caused numerous problems in the telemetry system of the craft, which if unresolved would force a mission abort. Aaron recognized the telemetry problem as similar to one seen in testing a year before, and advised that the crew to switch the Signal Conditioning Electronics (SCE) system to the auxiliary position. This control was so obscure that neither the Capsule Commander, nor the Mission Commander knew what, or even where it was, but pilot Alan Bean did, following Aaron's advice. Altering the setting immediately fixed the problem, allowing the mission to continue. Aaron's quick, calm, and effective response to the crisis earned him the appellation, widely considered to be the highest praise possible within NASA.
  • Author Andy Weir wrote his own computer programs using real Earth and Mars alignment data to determine the best theoretical date for the Ares 3 mission to launch.
  • In the book, the trips to Pathfinder and Ares 4 took a lot more effort in which Watney almost died several times. Moreover, prepping the rover with the drill for example took several days; this was time-compressed for the film.
  • In the scene concerning Project Elrond, Sanders says he wants his codename to be Glorfindel. Glorfindel appears briefly in The Lord of the Rings, though his one scene was given to Arwen for the film version. An elf called Glorfindel also appears in The Silmarillion, though it has never been established whether J.R.R. Tolkien intended these to be the same individual.

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