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

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10 October 1997 (USA)  »

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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

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 team says they've landed, NASA crew claps and the screen shows they are midway from landing into Mars. Next shot, it shows they've successfully landed. See more »

Quotes

[about Fred]
Bud Nesbitt: Only a complete genius or a total fool could ever pull this off. Lucky for us he's both.
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After all the credits, we see the ultimate fate of the substitute flag. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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Tossin' & Turnin'
Performed by Rick Riso
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'Call me mommy little billy'
9 August 2000 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

This is a great film. It's definately the funniest Disney film i've ever seen, though, while being great slapstick comedy with excellent delivery by Harland Williams, it also gets in the morals & ideals rife in Disney films. This is unique in that it's the only film i know of that i could have watched with 10 yearolds while not being ashamed, and also watch with some buds with a few beers. It's great & unique in that way Harland Williams carries this film, which is understanding as it is a vehicle for him, but the supporting cast is also excellent and the film was great for me. Since there is constant association with the ground team, you don't get the boxed in effect that you find in many travelling films, e.g. Speed, Speed 2 & the film never slows down for me. The best bits to watch for are the machine that spins Williams round & the bitchin' Mr Magoo impression.


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