In 1989, the Americans and the Russians each have a two-person base on the moon. The Americans have had to keep replacing their astronaut teams because they quickly go crazy; they have been using only male astronauts on the unspoken assumption that this would avoid any possibility of impropriety. The Russians, as godless Communists, are under no such constraints, and their male-female team has remained well-adjusted. At the start of the film, a male and female American astronaut team is sent up to replace the sex-starved all-male team. The government insists on them being married first to preserve morality. Most of the story revolves around the eventual consummation of this marriage of convenience, and around their relationship with their Russian neighbors, who keep casually dropping by. Written by
By Gemini, here's the wildest crew on Earth, Saturn, Mars, Moon etc.
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26 October 1966 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The film makes no mention of how Robert Morley
- an Englishman - would be head of NASA, an American organization. See more
On their first night on the moon the valve on Pete's pillow appears and disappears. See more
[loading the sex-crazed Schmilap onto the return vessel
When do you untie him?
When I rendezvous with Deuce in the main ship, and get some help.
NOTHIN'S gonna help ya Hoffman! You no good dir...
[Hoffman yanks the cord on Schmidlap's suit radio. Schmidlap continues shouting in silence, until quieted by a few blows by Hoffman to the side of his helmet
What happens when Schmidlap gets back, and there's girls all over the place?
Oh I don't know... I honestly don't know... If I could just get him ...
Way... Way Out
Words by Hal Winn
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Sung by Gary Lewis & The Playboys
(as Gary Lewis and the Playboys) See more