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John Carter

132 min
Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
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Andrew Stanton
2 wins & 6 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2012-03-09
Filming Locations: Moab, Utah, USA
Budget: $263,700,000
Opening Weekend: $30,180,188 (USA) (11 March 2012)
Gross: $73,078,100 (USA) (28 June 2012)
Lynn Collins
Lynn Collins
John Carter
Taylor Kitsch
John Carter
Samantha Morton
Willem Dafoe
Tars Tarkas
Thomas Haden Church
Tal Hajus
Mark Strong
Matai Shang
Ciarán Hinds
Tardos Mors
Dominic West
Sab Than
James Purefoy
Kantos Kan
Bryan Cranston
Polly Walker
Daryl Sabara
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Arkie Reece
Stayman #1 / Helm
Davood Ghadami
Stayman #3
Pippa Nixon
James Embree
Thern #2
Philip Philmar
Thern #1
Figs Jackman
Man in the Bowler
Emily Tierney
Pretty Woman in NYC Doorway
Edmund Kente
Telegraph Clerk
Rupert Frazer
Nicholas Woodeson
Kyle Agnew
Stable Boy
Don Stark
Dix the Storekeeper
Josh Daugherty
Rowdy #1
Jared Cyr
Rowdy #2
Sean Carrigan
Dusty Sorg
Twitchy Corporal
Christopher Goodman
Stockade Guard
Apache Leader (as Akima Castaneda)
Joseph Billingiere
Apache #1 (as Joe Billingiere)
Aldred Montoya
Apache #2 (as Aldred Westley Montoya)
Phil Cheadle
Thern in Cave
David Schwimmer
Young Thark Warrior
Arnie Alpert
Council Member #1
Ian Ray
Council Member #2
Peggy Clements
Council Member #3
Evelyn Dubuc
Council Member #4
Jhil McEntyre
Council Member #5 (as Connie Jhil McEntyre)
Daniel O'Meara
Vas Kor
Emma Clifford
Lightman / Helm
Oliver Boot
Bodyguard (Matai)
Rebecca Sarker
Stayman #1 / Navigator
Philip Arditti
Spotter #2
Jon Favreau
Thark Bookie
Art Malik
Zodangan General
Holly Weston
Carter's Wife (Corpse)
Gary Milner
Zodangan Guard
Cate Fowler
Matron of Chamber (Matai)
Darwin Shaw
Zodangan Officer (Matai)
Eileen Page
Elderly Woman (Matai)
Simon Evans
Zodangan Guard (as Si Evans)
Myriam Acharki
Steven Cree
Humble Guard - Matai
Garry Tubbs
Orkney Dig Worker
Jeremy Booth
Jill Baker
Additional Voice (voice)
Devin Chase Allen
Cowboy in the Bar (uncredited)
Ekaterina Botziou
Dejah's Handmaiden (uncredited)
Shane B. Cook
Helium Soldier (uncredited)
Matt Lasky
Young Thark Warrior (uncredited)
Morgan Lester
Helium Guard (uncredited)
Thomas J. Post
Helium Soldier (uncredited)
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David Schwimmer:  voice of a Thark.
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HIDDEN MICKEY: One of Dejah's red tattoos on her right arm.
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In Arizona, John Carter's bad behavior lands him in a jail operated by the United States Army's 7th Cavalry. This was the same regiment that George Armstrong Custer served in.
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When Edgar Burroughs is given his uncle's private journal, he first turns the book so that he can open the lock with his right hand. After the attorney leaves, he turns it another time, just to put it in the same position again.
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At the beginning Powell tells Carter that the U.S. Army needs his help in dealing with the Apaches and recites his assorted achievements while serving in the Confederate Army. Under the 14th Amendment, anyone who participated in the Rebellion was ineligible to later serve in any position of honor under the U.S. government. Not even a Presidential pardon could change this. However, the disability could have been lifted by a two-thirds vote by both Houses of Congress, something not likely in Carter's case.
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When John Carter first tries to leap over the white ape, the chain linked to his ankle drops him short about halfway across the arena. A couple of minutes later, after his chain gets tangled around the ape, wrapping around its enormous body several times, the amount of free chain looks to be nearly the entire length of the arena.
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Dejah Thoris: [to Tars Tarkas] Jeddak of the Tharks. I am Dejah Thoris, regent of the Royal Helium Academy of Science. My research...
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John Carter: [voice over] My dear Edgar, I remember how I used to take you on my knee and tell you wild tales, which you always did me the great courtesy of believing. Now you are grown, time and space have parted us, but I reach out across that distance, to that same wide eyed boy and ask him to believe me once more. This wild tale begins thirteen years ago, in the Arizona Territory, between the Pinaleño Mountains and the backside of hell.
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Sola: [as they follow Dejah who is supposed to be taking them to the river Iss] Dotar Sojat. Carter! I do not think she leads us to the Iss.
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What other films have been based on Edgar Rice Burroughs stories?
Check out Edgar Rice Burroughs' page here for information about Tarzan.
Isn't the surface of Mars supposed to be red instead of yellow?
A common misconception. Although it is true that Mars appears quite red as seen from outer space, this is due to large amounts of dust in the atmosphere. While standing on the surface, however, Mars would appear to be a more butterscotch yellow than red, according to experts. The reason why early photographs of Mars' surface (as taken by probes) appear red is because those pictures were taken in greyscale (essentially black and white), and later colour-corrected with the (wrong) assumption that the major colour would be red.
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