In a futuristic world, the USA decides to send a married couple of astronauts to its moon base in order to prevent any improper contact with the Soviet female cosmonauts manning the USSR moon base.

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Cast

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Peter 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
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Ponsonby
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Esther Davenport
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Deuce Hawkins (as Alex D'Arcy)
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Peggy
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Ted Robertson
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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 Bob Kanefsky

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26 October 1966 (USA)  »

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$2,955,000 (estimated)
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The film takes place in 1989. See more »

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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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A Great Jerry Lewis film!
24 January 2013 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

The 1960's were known well for it's campy fun. The same year "Batman" and "Star Trek" debuted, Jerry Lewis comes out with this sci-fi comedy, "Way... Way Out". You got this bungling astronaut named Peter Lattimore (Jerry Lewis) and Eileen Forbes (Connie Stevens) who are assigned to replace two male astronauts because they are doing nothing but be at each other's throats.The longentivity up in the US Weather Station caused them to suffer "adult homesickness" . Peter and Eileen were the last chance of hope in space because the last couple split up. They go up into space, send the two male astronauts back home to Earth, and would later meet the Russian couple, who are not married. They visit the American couple, have a vodka party, and had the young girl sleep over after wards. After hearing a word from the General, Peter jumped the gun and takes out Igor (Dick Shawn). Realizing his error, he clears things with him. The competition seems to never end, my friend. A fun and simple movie, there are a few scenes that are not kid friendly, but not too bad though. 4 out of 5 stars


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