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RocketMan (1997)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi  |  10 October 1997 (USA)
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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.

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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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He's just taking up space! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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

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10 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Rocket Man  »

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Box Office

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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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For the surface of Mars, the filmmakers shot in Moab, Utah, where they found giant cliffs, red rocks, a lack of vegetation, and the overall scale of what could be a distant planet. See more »

Goofs

When the crew first experiences weightlessness there are engine sounds in the background. Despite the fact that they are the sounds of jet engines instead of rocket engines it is clear that at this time the craft's 3 main engines are still firing, so the crew would not be weightless. See more »

Quotes

Fred Randall: It's a tale as old as time Ulysses. Boy meets girl, boy falls for girl. Girl goes into hypersleep.
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Crazy Credits

After all the credits, we see the ultimate fate of the substitute flag. See more »

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Spoofs The Right Stuff (1983) See more »

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Tossin' & Turnin'
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Icht schlicken dokken, lug dee lug......
10 December 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard during a movie. Harland Williams is a genius. "C'mon all you Chinese....." Who comes up with this stuff??? I got the feeling that the directors and writers just told Williams to work around the script and improvise whatever he wanted? Some of this stuff is so off the wall, you wonder just how much was scripted. And this is not your typical Jerry Lewis slapstick. Williams has a great deal of pure talent. Anyway watch it and just enjoy the wonderful absurdity that is Rocket Man.


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