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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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Julie Ford
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Paul Wick
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Bud Nesbitt
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Gary Hackman
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Flight Surgeon
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Pamela West ...
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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

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

At one point in the film, the commander tells Randall, "Good luck." Randall replies with "Fun is my Chinese neighbors middle name." Disney was afraid that the joke would offend Chinese viewers. However, many Chinese fans actually found the joke to be very funny. 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: JOHN JACOB JINGLEHEIMER SCHMIDT! His name is my name too!
[whispering]
Fred Randall: whenever we go out, the people always shout,
[screaming again]
Fred Randall: JOHN JACOB JINGLEHEIMER SCHMIDT!
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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 Poltergeist (1982) See more »

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Tossin' & Turnin'
Performed by Rick Riso
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It's so bad... it's good.
6 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I came across this movie while TV surfing, and kept trying to move on but I couldn't.

It is wonderful how awful it is!

It is definitely one of the silliest movies I have ever seen, silly to the point of stupidity, and I can't remember when I have enjoyed myself more.

While I kept telling myself I was too old (and refined) to be as amused as I was, I couldn't stop laughing.

If you can sit through it without giggling, someone should check you for a pulse!


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