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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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Sarah Elliot
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Dr. Gary Loh
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Tom Chen
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Alice Myers
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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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Rated PG-13 for brief sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 February 2017 (USA)  »

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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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The original title of The Space Between Us was Out of This World. See more »

Goofs

At 55:54 there is a girl behind Tulsa in the distance with red leggings on bending down to drink water. 3 seconds later as the shot switches scenes, the girl has different clothes on (blue leggings/maroon top). 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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Crazy Credits

The closing credits list Colin Egglesfield, who played Sarah's brother, as "Sarah's bother." See more »

Connections

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

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Need the Sun to Break
Written by James Bay & Joel Pott (as Joel Laslett Pott)
Performed by James Bay
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not that bad
6 February 2017 | by (Alaska) – See all my reviews

Okay, I'm old school dude. Like Golden Age of Science Fiction old. Maybe I'm too tolerant. But I'm not the only one! There is a lot of slamming going on here. The truth is this isn't a bad movie. If you want to be cynical then go right ahead and not enjoy yourself. This isn't science fiction. It's fantasy. Most of the gripes I read are legit. There are plenty of things that aren't scientifically correct. The plot is a new twist on an ancient concept. It's a STORY. I like the movie because it was fun to watch. Entertaining. And for a change, not a shot was fired except for rockets. So cut it a little slack and go in and be entertained.


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