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The Space Between Us (2017)

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The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.

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Nathaniel Shepherd
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Sarah Elliot
Trey Tucker ...
Harrison Lane
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Dr. Gary Loh
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Scott Hubbard
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Reporter
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Control Room Technician
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Tom Chen
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Alice Myers
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NASA Executive
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NASA Chief Doctor
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Centaur (voice)
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Kendra Wyndham
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Storyline

In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet - never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot - an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he's never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he's eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars - from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner's organs can't withstand Earth's atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team... Written by STX Entertainment

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I was scared I wouldn't know how to be human, You made me human. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for brief sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 February 2017 (USA)  »

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Out of This World  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,775,596 (USA) (3 February 2017)

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$7,829,766 (USA) (24 February 2017)
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Just after the video call with Tulsa, Gardner is watching a movie left by one of the German scientists. That movie is "Wings of Desire." See more »

Goofs

Around 1:45:00, Mr. Shepherd tries to fly the shuttle higher to decrease gravity. It is true that the gravity will be decreased once the shuttle is parked in the orbit, but going higher to get into the orbit will increase gravity multiple folds, which could prove fatal for the patients of cardiomyopathies. See more »

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Nathaniel Shepherd: [speaking from the podium] I wanted to go to Mars. Not just a visit, I want to live there. Because then I'd be living truth that life on Mars Is possible. Proof that if we had to, Mankind can make a fresh start. We're in trouble and it's our fault, and we're running out of time, and mother nature doesn't negotiate. We can't give up, not now. Mars is a planet, ripe and ready for life. Earth's resources might be depleted but there is one resource we must never neglect. It's the most ...
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The closing credits list Colin Egglesfield, who played Sarah's brother, as "Sarah's bother." See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Space Between Us/Rings (2017) See more »

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Bailia Now
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Joseph Smart, Sarai Howard & Sérgio Cabral
Courtesy of Killer Tracks
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Nice and different
7 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

It's very hard to find something new in the movies today, but this film felt very fresh from everything else out there. The premise of the story is very unique and different. The acting is very good. After a shocking twist, the end turns out a little bit predictable but I didn't really mind... at all. I really enjoyed watching this film. Totally recommended.


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