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The Space Between Us (2017)

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The Space Between Us is a movie starring Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, and Carla Gugino. 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nathaniel Shepherd
... Sarah Elliot
Trey Tucker ... Harrison Lane
... Dr. Gary Loh
... Scott Hubbard
... Reporter
... Control Room Technician
... Tom Chen
... Alice Myers
... NASA Executive
... NASA Chief Doctor
... Gardner Elliot
... Centaur (voice)
... Kendra Wyndham
... Debate Moderator


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


What's Your Favorite Thing About Earth? See more »


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Release Date:

3 February 2017 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

L'Espace qui nous sépare  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,775,596, 3 February 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,829,766, 24 February 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The main character, Gardner Elliot (played by Asa Butterfield), suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, the same ailment as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) in Unbreakable. See more »


When Gardner and Kendra are traveling through space on their way back to earth they are shown in a weightless state. Kendra has her hair pulled back but Gardner's long hair is down over his forehead and down on the sides. Since they are supposedly in a weightless environment his hair should be floating. His hair is long enough it wouldn't stay combed while weightless. See more »


[first lines]
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 »


Hold Back the River
Written by James Bay & Iain Archer (as Iain Denis Archer)
Performed by James Bay
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good film
5 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

It's rare that I find a movie that my wife and I both like. She's more of a Hallmark movie type; I'm a little more cerebral. But we both enjoyed it. Sure, there are some implausible plot points and bad science, but not enough to destroy the movie. I've seen worse science in some of the Star Trek films. I wish they had budgeted enough for a more plausible future; going to Sam's and playing 2016 Yamaha keyboards probably bugged me more than anything else There's some nice camera-work and a sweeping score. The ending is good enough - satisfying but not too cheesy. The two kids bring you into the story. Get off your high horse and enjoy it.

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