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Way... Way Out (1966)

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
Bobo Lewis ...
Esther Davenport
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Russian Delegate
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American Delegate
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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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By Gemini, here's the wildest crew on Earth, Saturn, Mars, Moon etc. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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26 October 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Mondkalb  »

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$2,955,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film makes no mention of how Robert Morley - an Englishman - would be head of NASA, an American organization. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[loading the sex-crazed Schmilap onto the return vessel]
Pete Mattemore: When do you untie him?
Hoffman: When I rendezvous with Deuce in the main ship, and get some help.
Schmidlap: 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]
Pete Mattemore: What happens when Schmidlap gets back, and there's girls all over the place?
Hoffman: Oh I don't know... I honestly don't know... If I could just get him ...
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Connections

Features Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

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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This is a fun movie!
3 November 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I love crazy sixties films and this is one of them. I'm not a Jerry Lewis fan but I thought he was funny, not over the top or exaggerating. Connie Stevens is very cute in the American girl next door kind of way.

Anita Ekberg surprised me. It was so bizarre that this La Dolce Vita star would team up with Jerry Lewis but she did, and it proves she was a good comedienne too. In this film she's a brunette (awful hairdo, tho) and looks not a little like Garbo! The poor thing has to wear bathing suits the entire film.

Robert Morley is in it too and is as lovable British as ever. He could make any part he played lively and fun. James Brolin and Linda Harrison (Planet of the Apes) are in it too, as is Dennis Weaver.

The special effects are quite good for 1966 and quite camp for today. The title tune by Lalo Schifrin is catchy. I saw this on a German DVD in English with the soundtrack at times changing to German at times. Really bizarre to see Jerry Lewis in space in German!


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