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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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Bud Nesbitt
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Gary Hackman
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Flight Surgeon
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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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One Man's Dream... Is NASA's Nightmare! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The production offices for this film were in Houston in an office-warehouse facility near on Seamist and W. 18th Street, in northwest Houston, TX, just inside the I-610 Loop. See more »

Goofs

After the Solid Rocket Boosters separate, sounds of a jet engine can be heard in the cockpit. No rocket booster or spacecraft uses jet engines, which can only operate in an atmosphere in any case. See more »

Quotes

Fred Randall: Sweet swirling onion rings!
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Crazy Credits

Thanks is given to the "McDonald Douglas" aerospace corporation. The actual name of the company is "McDonnell Douglas". See more »

Connections

References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

The Martians Are Cowboys
Written and Produced by Andrew Dorfman (as Andy Dorfman)
Performed by Rob Laufer and Andrew Dorfman (as Andy Dorfman)
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Excellent Comedy
8 January 2003 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

In the vein of classic Jerry Lewis movies, Rocket Man is an excellent piece of entertainment. If you don't like silliness, don't bother. The cast and crew of Rocket Man has worked well together to make this an enjoyable experience. If you love to laugh, watch Rocket Man.


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