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In the year 2176, Earth has colonized Mars, and all positions of power are held by women. Police Lieutenant Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is assigned to take a crew via train from the metropolis of Chryste to the deserted mining town of Shining Station to capture an extremely dangerous convict, Desolation Williams (Ice Cube). When Ballard and her crew arrive at Shining Station, an eerily deserted town, they find not only Williams, but also scientist Dr. Whitlock (Joanna Cassidy), who has secluded herself in the colony for safety. She tells Ballard and her crew that a mining project released a mysterious cloud from beneath the planet's surface. It is possessing the colonists, causing them to hunt down and kill off any non-possessed beings. Ballard and her crew decide that they must destroy the possessed beings for the good of the planet, a job which is more difficult than anyone predicts. <br> <br> John Carpenter's 17th theatrical feature combines action, horror, and sci-fi with thematic elements from ear...
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CastPam Grier
DirectorJohn Carpenter
Release Date:  2001
MPAA Rating:  R
DVD Release Date:  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (December 04, 2001)
Runtime:  1hr 38min
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Pros: Good Premise.     Cons: No story, nothing new in this film.     The Bottom Line: Good Premise and it goes nowhere.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. For centuries the planet Mars has been a mystery for the human race. Some civilities have worshiped it, while others feared it. The Romans were so inspired by it that they named their god of War after the planet as they associated its red color …
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