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Fred Z. Randall is 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 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. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for language, crude humor and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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10 October 1997 (USA)  »

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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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For the surface of Mars, the filmmakers shot in Moab, Utah, where they found giant cliffs, red rocks, a lack of vegetation, and the overall scale of what could be a distant planet. 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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Crazy Credits

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


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When You Wish Upon A Star
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Cliff Edwards
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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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