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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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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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The motel interiors and some exteriors were built in the warehouse. The brick facades, were painted onto the exterior to look like bricks with shadows fixed into the artwork. The cheap-looking interior 'textured' walls actually had no texture. The surfaces were entirely flat. In fact, the art department painted shadows of texture on the walls as if lighting was always from the same directional sources. In fact, all the walls and ceiling were movable so lighting and cameras could be directed from any point deemed appropriate. If the walls had indeed been textured, the actual shadows that would have been cast would constantly change apparent direction, which would have been noticeable and distracting. See more »

Goofs

When Bill eats the stuff in tube that turns out to be hemorrhoid cream, he looks at the tube to read it, and the tube is all bent and squashed. From the camera angle looking straight at the tube, it is perfectly straight, no dents, and the cap is still attached. See more »

Quotes

Fred Randall: How many times have I told you not to go wandering in a martian dust storm?
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Crazy Credits

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Spoofs Trainspotting (1996) See more »

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When You Wish Upon A Star
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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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