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Sergeant Dead Head (1965)

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
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Airman Filroy
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Airman Blinken
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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)
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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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18 August 1965 (USA)  »

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Eve Arden and Deborah Walley would later play mother and daughter in their TV show The Mothers in Law. See more »

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Sergeant Deadhead
Words and Music by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
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Inept AIP comedy
21 October 2001 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Inept is a kind word to describe this misfire. Appalling is more accurate. For some reason, Arkoff and Nicholson decided to branch out from beach pictures, taking most of their regular cast and crew along for the ride. Frankie plays two characters again (though nowhere near as endearingly as in his Frankie/Potato Bug double role) and this time Deborah Walley is the love interest--apparently Annette had enough sense to stay out of this one. Unbelievably they are cast as lovers stationed at the same military base (this decades before the services were sexually integrated) where space missions originate. Ms. Walley's superior officer is played brassilly by the always fine Eve Arden (who sings a dreadful song mid-picture); Frankie's counterpart is the equally good Fred Clark. Gale Gordon, on sabbatical from The Beverly Hillbillies, is also along, as is Cesar Romero as an Admiral. Buster Keaton, Harvey Lembeck, John Ashley, Bobbi Shaw...how can it be BAD? Well, it is. I didn't laugh once. There is one vaguely funny scene between two military policemen but it's too short to generate any real guffaws. The songs are much worse than usual and Deke Heyward's story is unforgivably poor.


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