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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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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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

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 Fred Randall and Gordon Peacock are in the isolation chambers, Fred's singing and talking can be heard in Gordon's chamber and there is light in the chambers. Isolation chambers have no windows or light and are insulated so no sound is audible. See more »

Quotes

[Randall is laying on the floor with socks on his hands when the technicians come to get him out]
Fred Randall: Can you leave me alone for just five more minutes? I just got into the third act.
[with an English voice and moving sock puppet]
Fred Randall: Yes! Close the door! It's bloody chilly in here!
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After all the credits, we see the ultimate fate of the substitute flag. See more »

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References Old Yeller (1957) See more »

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Written by Doug Fieger and Berton Averre
Performed by The Knack
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Icht schlicken dokken, lug dee lug......
10 December 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard during a movie. Harland Williams is a genius. "C'mon all you Chinese....." Who comes up with this stuff??? I got the feeling that the directors and writers just told Williams to work around the script and improvise whatever he wanted? Some of this stuff is so off the wall, you wonder just how much was scripted. And this is not your typical Jerry Lewis slapstick. Williams has a great deal of pure talent. Anyway watch it and just enjoy the wonderful absurdity that is Rocket Man.


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