Trivia / Red Planet

  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $80 million. Gross, $33 million.
  • Creator Killer: Antony Hoffman has never directed another film.
  • Dueling Movies: The original title of this film was, simply, Mars. But the release of Mission to Mars in the same year required a name change.
  • Troubled Production: The tension between Kilmer and Sizemore, which supposedly began over the latter having an exercise machine shipped out to the location in Jordan's Wadi Rum, eventually reached the point where Kilmer wouldn't even say Sizemore's character's name during his takes, requiring some fancy rewriting. The two have never worked together again.