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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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Julie Ford
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'Wild Bill' Overbeck
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Paul Wick
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Bud Nesbitt
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Gary Hackman
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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 ...
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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) (10 October 1997)

Gross:

$15,448,043 (USA) (2 January 1998)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

The "6G" benchmark that a technician mentions just before Fred uses the centrifuge is not a continuity error; it is the previous record for the highest G-force sustained by an astronaut, not the highest G-force that the centrifuge can exert. See more »

Quotes

[Fred is typing on the computer to find out how long he's been asleep]
Fred Randall: [while typing] Query: How long have I been asleep?
[the screen reads "RESPONSE: THIRTEEN MINUTES"]
Fred Randall: Thirteen minutes?
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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 »


Soundtracks

The Martians Are Cowboys
Written and Produced by Andrew Dorfman (as Andy Dorfman)
Performed by Rob Laufer and Andrew Dorfman (as Andy Dorfman)
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Excellent Comedy
8 January 2003 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

In the vein of classic Jerry Lewis movies, Rocket Man is an excellent piece of entertainment. If you don't like silliness, don't bother. The cast and crew of Rocket Man has worked well together to make this an enjoyable experience. If you love to laugh, watch Rocket Man.


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