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Sergeant Dead Head (1965)

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An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.

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Sergeant O.K. Deadhead / Sergeant Donovan
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Airman Lucy Turner
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Admiral Stoneham
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General Rufus Fogg
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Captain Weiskopf
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Airman McEvoy
John Ashley ...
Airman Filroy
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Airman Blinken
Reginald Gardiner ...
Lt. Comm. Talbott
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The President
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Lt. Charlotte Kinsey
Romo Vincent ...
Tuba Player
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Susan
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Air Policeman (as Mike Nader)
Edward Faulkner ...
Lt. Dixon (as Ed Faulkner)
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An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.

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It's the FUNNIEST Collection of NUTS Ever Assembled on a LAUNCHING PAD!

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The Difference in Me Is You
Words and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
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Absurdity At Its Best
5 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Absurd, bizarre, crazy, improbable, corny, and wildly hilarious! Don't try to take it seriously, just sit back and enjoy the wackiness.

A few highlights: Eve Arden's song, "The One That Got Away"; Sergeant Deadhead's escape from the jail house; The quickly assembled wedding band that only knows how to play "Jingle Bells"... poorly; The "new and improved" Sergeant Deadhead right after he lands from his trip in space.

I love this movie, I enjoy Frankie Avalon and this is a nice departure from his beach/Annette Funicello films.

It's a shame this film is not better known...


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