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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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He's just taking up space! See more »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ulysses (the chimpanzee in the movie) was played by Raven, a three-year-old female chimpanzee. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Randall leaves the Mars Lander to save Ulysses and Overbeck, Randall enters the airlock and goes off-screen. At that moment Julie turns around to look out the window of the Lander, but oddly enough, a grasshopper seems to be on the lower back of Julie's spacesuit. See more »

Quotes

Fred Randall: We're the first to stand on Mars!
William Overbeck: Yeah. Now you're the biggest idiot on two planets.
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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

Featured in Movie Nights: The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Fred Randall
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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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