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Way... Way Out (1966)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  26 October 1966 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Pete Mattemore
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Eileen Forbes
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Harold Quonset
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Hoffman
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Schmidlap
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Gen. 'Howling Bull' Hallenby
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Igor Valkleinokov
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Anna Soblova
William O'Connell ...
Ponsonby
Bobo Lewis ...
Esther Davenport
Sig Ruman ...
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Milton Frome ...
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Alexander D'Arcy ...
Deuce Hawkins (as Alex D'Arcy)
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Peggy
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Ted Robertson
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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 Bob Kanefsky

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The Space Race gets Racier when . . . See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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26 October 1966 (USA)  »

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The title song, "Way . . . Way Out", is performed by Jerry Lewis' son's band, Gary Lewis & The Playboys. See more »

Goofs

On their first night on the moon the valve on Pete's pillow appears and disappears. See more »

Quotes

[Mattemore staggers into Quonset's office in spasms, propped up by Ponsonby]
Harold Quonset: What's going on?
Ponsonby: I don't know. I- I just got him out of them centrifuge and... and...
[places Mattemore in chair]
Ponsonby: there it was.
Harold Quonset: [to Mattemore] Does that thing always affect you like that?
Pete Mattemore: No... NO, uh, only when it turns... only when it turns.
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Features Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Way... Way Out
Words by Hal Winn
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Sung by Gary Lewis & The Playboys (as Gary Lewis and the Playboys)
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Jerry gets help in providing the laughs.
17 June 1999 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Although Jerry Lewis is the star of this mid 60's spoof of the space program he gets plenty of help in providing the comedy. A good supporting cast make this an enjoyable comedy film.

Howard Morris's character Schmidlapp a sex starved American astronaut who's been stationed on the moon far too long is perhaps the best of all. When he sees the gorgeously cute Connie Stevens he loses it. "Maybe she's one of those girls who soaps herself all over..and...then ...gets...into the tub" he tells fellow astronauts Lewis and Dennis Weaver who are wondering how Stevens takes a bath. The late Dick Shawn and Brian Keith are also featured. Like Gilligans Island "Your sure to get a smile" when you see this movie.


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