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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The building and lobby shown as NASA Headquarters was actually the Sugar Land, TX, offices of Fluor, a major engineering and construction company. See more »

Goofs

It takes radio signals almost 20 minutes to reach Mars, yet instantaneous communication happens throughout the film. However, this is clearly intentional because a forty-minute time delay for each response during every conversation the crew has with Houston would only serve to make the film much, much, much longer and far more drawn out. See more »

Quotes

Fred Randall: It wasn't me!
William Overbeck: What do you mean "It wasn't you"? We're 35 million miles from the nearest person!
Fred Randall: Maybe it was Julie.
William Overbeck: You dog!
Fred Randall: Hey! Miracles can happen.
William Overbeck: Blaming this on Julie!
Fred Randall: Okay. I admit. It was me.
William Overbeck: Thank you.
[Fred farts again]
Fred Randall: Now, THAT was Julie!
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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

References Apollo 13 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Be An Astronaut
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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