Mars Attacks!

Continuity mistake: Jason Stone stands a knife in his food as he passes the phone to his wife at the breakfast table. The knife disappears in the next shot, but reappears in every closeup on Jason. (00:13:00)


Continuity mistake: When the Martians are attacking the people in Nevada, the truck which Natalie is on falls to the ground, but when Jason runs to save her it's back on its wheels. (00:41:25)

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: The first time we see Tom Jones' backup dancers, they are about three feet apart. In the next shot, they are directly next to each other. (01:12:40)

Revealing mistake: When the Nancy Reagan chandelier fall on the first lady, it is obviously a dummy with a wig. (01:10:30)

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: When Byron, Barbara and the others are going to escape from the casino, the Martians break a wall behind them. The hole is different in the following shots. (01:14:40)

Dr Wilson

Factual error: When the President holds the meeting in the room where all the countries are on the back wall in blue, Australia is not only the wrong shape (too long) but the wrong way around (the rounded part should be on the other side)


Continuity mistake: When we first meet Lands in the casino, Art sticks a cigarette in his mouth. But in the next shot when he hands Barbara some chips the cigarette disappears.

Brooks Jr.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning when the President is deciding to go public to the American people, Jerry moves his arms into his lap twice. (00:05:25)


Continuity mistake: When Byron's ex-wife is driving the bus, she sees her two sons playing at the arcade, when the bus passes right in front of the building. She makes an announcement to the passengers, then she brakes, but the bus stops right in front of the arcade. (00:15:25)

Dr Wilson

Art Land: I'd been thinkin' about Mars when there wasn't no Mars.

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Trivia: The U.S military was asked at first to supply things such as ships, planes, and soldiers for the movie, so it can be authentic in a military sense. The military did not cooperate, however, because it made it seem as though Slim Whitman (whose song "Indian Love Call" finally defeated the aliens) would be more effective at fighting alien invaders than the United States military.

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Question: I heard this movie was a remake or a compilation of different themes used in 1950's mars B-movie remakes. What are some of the themes of the movies that this movie takes? Such as, In Mars Attacks they use the music to kill the aliens I believe is a rip from a 50's movie where they use sound waves to down martian spaceships. What movie was that?


Chosen answer: While the movie is a parody of the 50's sci-fi B-movies, the film is actually based on the Topps 1962 science fiction trading card collection called "Mars Attacks!", which tells the tale of the Martians' attack.


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