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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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Ben Stevens
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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 »


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

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

The filmmakers spent nine weeks at the Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas, shooting at the famous Rocket Park (the gargantuan Building 9 that houses all of the spacecraft mock-ups for the ongoing shuttle missions) and Building 32, which houses the world's largest thermal vacuum chamber and simulates all conditions of outer space (except zero gravity). See more »

Goofs

When Fred is boarding the Shuttle, he does so on his own, as the other two astronauts are already on board. This is incorrect as all three astronauts would board the Shuttle at the same time, as they would with a real mission. See more »

Quotes

Fred Randall: Hey! There's no airbag. What if I go flying' through the windshield?
William Overbeck: Randall, there is no windshield.
Fred Randall: Oh, well what if I go flying' through he front of my helmet?
William Overbeck: I'd die happy.
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After all the credits, we see the ultimate fate of the substitute flag. See more »


Soundtracks

When You Wish Upon A Star
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Cliff Edwards
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Put it on loop, and drive yourself loony.
19 October 2000 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

I worked at a Video -rental shop when this movie came out on PAL-VHS, and as we were only allowed to show PG rated films (Sorry I dont know the US rating) Anyway, I slapped this film on to see what it was like. I had trouble serving customers, I was laughing that much! I put the film on loop for my whole 12 hour shift, and nearly drove myself loopy. I sang along to "He holds the whole world..." and later found my self talking to my socks.

I don't work there any more...


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