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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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'Wild Bill' Overbeck
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Paul Wick
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Ben Stevens
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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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One Man's Dream... Is NASA's Nightmare! See more »


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

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10 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Ulysses (the chimpanzee in the movie) was played by Raven, a three-year-old female chimpanzee. See more »

Goofs

During the launch sequence, after the Solid Rocket Boosters separate, there is a shot of the first stage of a Saturn V falling away taken from the second stage. This is a completely different rocket. See more »

Quotes

Fred Randall: Commander, can I call you Bill?
William Overbeck: No.
Fred Randall: Are we there yet?
William Overbeck: No.
Fred Randall: Can I drive?
William Overbeck: No!
Fred Randall: I'm hungry!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Poltergeist (1982) See more »

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He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
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Performed by Fred Randall
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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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