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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He's just taking up space! See more »

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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

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

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Fred Randall: Mom, going to Mars shouldn't be referred to running away.
Mrs. Randall: Last time you ran away it was only to the garage.
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Thanks is given to the "McDonald Douglas" aerospace corporation. The actual name of the company is "McDonnell Douglas". See more »

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Spoofs Royal Wedding (1951) See more »

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Performed by The Knack
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Funny! PERIOD.
22 August 1999 | by (Homewood, IL) – See all my reviews

I pride myself in having good taste in movies. Among my favorites are Raging Bull, On The Waterfront, The English Patient, etc. Normally I hate movies like this. Austin Powers 2 was so bad I wanted to leave. But this movie just makes me laugh.....hard. Sure it has your stereotypical Disney stuff that gets laughs from the little ones, but there are so many clever lines for adults that it really surprised me the first time I saw it. Harland Williams was perfectly cast, I don't think anyone else would have been good as Fred Z. Randall. If you are in for a stupid movie that will make you laugh see RocketMan.


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