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RocketMan (1997)

Fred Z. Randall is a 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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Cast

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Ben Stevens
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Flight Surgeon
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Mission Controller (as William Arthur Jenkins)
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Mission Controller
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Gordon A. Peacock
Brandon Kaplan ...
Young Fred
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British Reporter
Don Armstrong ...
Anchorman
Pamela West ...
Nun
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Fred Z. Randall is a 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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One Man's Dream... Is NASA's Nightmare! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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) (12 October 1997)

Gross:

$15,448,043 (USA) (4 January 1998)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Randall is singing "He's got the whole world in his hands" on the world broadcast, he starts faking singing in foreign languages. Ironically, he actually says in French: "Je suis le papillon sur la table", which translates to "I am the butterfly on the table". See more »

Goofs

In the isolation chamber, Randall's bunkmate's hair changes from combed to flat to frizzy. See more »

Quotes

Paul Wick: Reconsider the mission? Sure...
[pretends to think]
Paul Wick: Okay, it's still on.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks is given to the "McDonald Douglas" aerospace corporation. The actual name of the company is "McDonnell Douglas". See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

My Sharona
Written by Doug Fieger and Berton Averre
Performed by The Knack
Courtesy of The Knack
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It's so bad... it's good.
6 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I came across this movie while TV surfing, and kept trying to move on but I couldn't.

It is wonderful how awful it is!

It is definitely one of the silliest movies I have ever seen, silly to the point of stupidity, and I can't remember when I have enjoyed myself more.

While I kept telling myself I was too old (and refined) to be as amused as I was, I couldn't stop laughing.

If you can sit through it without giggling, someone should check you for a pulse!


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