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Way... Way Out (1966)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  26 October 1966 (USA)
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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 ...
American Delegate
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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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 »

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

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[First lines]
Narrator: This is Colonel John "Shorty" Powers in Lunar Launch Control. This story takes place near the turn of the century -not the last century, the *next* century. Nothing very much has happened since the 1960's: There as still a United Nations, and peace in the world... or at least what we have come to accept as "peace".
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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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Many good laughs stand test of time, others were hilarious at the time
24 April 1999 | by (North of 50) – See all my reviews

Saw this as a teen first time it hit TV - and laughed nearly all the way. Many good lines that stand the test of time (you should hear what she wanted to do last night) as well as usual over-the-top performance from Lewis and (more so) from Shawn.

Some of the humour is based on the very REAL socio-political situation with the space race and the cold war, so younger viewers might not always "get it". Too bad. You should still get enough from the rest of the lines. Movie wasn't meant to be "camp" in original release, but should gain somewhat due to campy appearance from a late 90's perspective.

Rent it - have some laughs - and "soap (yourself) all over".


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