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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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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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Box Office

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

Gross:

$15,448,043 (USA) (2 January 1998)
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For the surface of Mars, the filmmakers shot in Moab, Utah, where they found giant cliffs, red rocks, a lack of vegetation, and the overall scale of what could be a distant planet. See more »

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When Fred shakes hands with Bill, he is first shaking with his right hand, then his left. See more »

Quotes

Bud Nesbitt: Look, it was an accident.
Fred Randall: Oh, sure, sure it was. Just like the captain of the Exxon-Valdez didn't see Alaska floating there right in front of him!
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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 Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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If I Were King of the Forest
Written By Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
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A great Disney movie, ranks up there with "What About Bob"
1 March 1999 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

This movie is incredibly funny. I base a good comedy on how many times it makes you laugh - this movie made me laugh so hard I cried at least 3 times. It throws tons of jokes at you - Harland Williams is great as the computer specialist who gets his dream job of becoming an astronaut -- "what I'll do now is use what we like to call 'The right way" to show you how it's done." There was only one moment where one joke goes on a few seconds too long ("whole world in his hands" bit) - but other than that it a very inventive comedy that will make adults laugh just as much as the kids, maybe more. A surprise gem - one of the funniest flicks I've seen - give it a shot. 9 out of 10.


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