Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.

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Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for language, crude humor and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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$4,472,937 (USA) (10 October 1997)

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$15,448,043 (USA) (2 January 1998)
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Trivia

The working title for this film was "Space Cadet". See more »

Goofs

When Fred arrives at work in his car there's not enough space to leave via either door so he goes out of the sun roof. Yet he's somehow able to remove one of the wheels which he wouldn't have been able to get any access to. See more »

Quotes

Fred Randall: I feel like a paleontologist that's been hunting dinosaurs his whole life and finally got to meet one!
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Thanks is given to the "McDonald Douglas" aerospace corporation. The actual name of the company is "McDonnell Douglas". See more »

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References Apollo 13 (1995) See more »

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When You Wish Upon A Star
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Cliff Edwards
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One of the funniest movies I've ever seen, if not the funniest.
12 November 2002 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie I couldn't stop laughing. I happened to see it again a couple nights ago, and it was the same, only it seemed even funnier. I just ordered it from Amazon, I've got to have this movie available when I need a good laugh. I can understand why some people don't like it, you have to be 10 years old at heart to get it. What I don't understand is why I haven't seen more of Harlen Williams, he was a riot in this movie.


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