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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Oren Aviv (story) &
Craig Mazin (story) ...
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Release Date:
10 October 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's just taking up space! See more »
Plot:
Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Put it on loop, and drive yourself loony. See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Harland Williams ... Fred Z. Randall

Jessica Lundy ... Julie Ford

William Sadler ... 'Wild Bill' Overbeck

Jeffrey DeMunn ... Paul Wick

James Pickens Jr. ... Ben Stevens

Beau Bridges ... Bud Nesbitt

Peter Onorati ... Gary Hackman

Don Lake ... Flight Surgeon

Bill Jenkins ... Mission Controller (as William Arthur Jenkins)

Ken Farmer ... Mission Controller

Blake Boyd ... Gordon A. Peacock
Brandon Kaplan ... Young Fred

Paxton Whitehead ... British Reporter
Don Armstrong ... Anchorman
Pamela West ... Nun
Marjorie Carroll ... Nun
Claire Birnbaum ... School Kid #1
Sean Tweedley ... NASA Lab Tech

Cindy Hogan ... Reporter
Felicia Griffin ... Reporter

Lidia Porto ... Gary's Nurse
Richard Dillard ... The President

Gil Glasgow ... Bartender
Edie Mirman ... Chimp Voice (voice) (as Edie Mir)
Raven ... Ulysees (chimpanzee astronaut)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Charlotte Biggs ... Astronaut / Bar Patron (uncredited)
Franklin Chang-Diaz ... NASA Scientist (uncredited)

Dale Wade Davis ... NASA Colonel (uncredited)

Shelley Duvall ... Mrs. Randall (uncredited)
Jose Guillermo Figueroa ... Journalist (uncredited)

Al Hayter ... Nasa Tech (uncredited)
Michael Honig ... Mission Control (Extra) (uncredited)
C. Anthony Jackson ... Mission Controller (uncredited)
Gene Kato ... Nasa Technician (uncredited)
Alan Martin ... Stand In (uncredited)
Bryan Lee McGlothin ... Mission Controler (uncredited)
Brent Mitchell ... NASA Lab Tech (uncredited)

Tony Myrick ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Gailard Sartain ... Mr. Randall (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Gillard 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Oren Aviv (story) &
Craig Mazin (story) &
Greg Erb (story)

Craig Mazin (screenplay) &
Greg Erb (screenplay)

Produced by
Oren Aviv .... executive producer
Lark Bernini .... associate producer
Roger Birnbaum .... producer
Jonathan Glickman .... executive producer
Eric L. Gold .... producer
Jamie Masada .... co-producer
Richard H. Prince .... co-executive producer
Peter Safran .... co-producer
Jon Turteltaub .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Tavera  (as Mike Tavera)
 
Cinematography by
Steven Poster 
 
Film Editing by
William D. Gordean 
 
Casting by
Rick Montgomery 
Dan Parada 
Beth Sepko 
 
Production Design by
Roy Forge Smith 
 
Art Direction by
Joseph A. Hodges 
Michael Rizzo 
 
Set Decoration by
Brenda Meyers-Ballard 
 
Costume Design by
Daniel Orlandi 
 
Makeup Department
John M. Elliott Jr. .... makeup department head
Abiiba S. Howell .... hair stylist: second unit
Susan Zietlow-Maust .... department head hairstylist
 
Production Management
Richard H. Prince .... production manager
Veronique Vowell .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Kavanagh .... second assistant director
Lincoln Myers .... dga trainee
Brian Steward .... second second assistant director
Michael A. Williams .... assistant director (as Michael Williams)
 
Art Department
Richard J. Bayard .... construction coordinator
Lou Boggs .... propmaker
Gary Clark .... lead head painter
Ray Fisher .... lead man
James Wiley Fowler .... art department assistant (as James Fowler)
Archie Hankins .... carpenter
Edwin G. Hill .... construction utility
Angela Hinkle .... construction accountant
Randy Manion .... art department coordinator
James Robinson II .... property master
Ann Stacy .... camera scenic
Chris Telschow .... construction foreman
Gary Damian Thomas .... storyboard artist (as Gary Thomas)
Robert K. Weinberger .... construction foreman
Michael Honig .... window dresser (uncredited)
Mark Hunstable .... carpenter (uncredited)
Randy Severs .... carpenter (uncredited)
Courtney Talbot .... set painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Scott Cochran .... sound engineer
Pud Cusack .... sound
Richard Dwan Jr. .... adr editor
Richard Dwan Jr. .... dialogue editor
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer
Larry Kemp .... supervising sound editor
Mark Ormandy .... additional sound
Ross Simpson .... boom operator
David Stanke .... assistant sound editor
Dean A. Zupancic .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Bill Cobb .... special effects electronics foreman
Steve Gindorf .... special effects technician
Jeff Jarvis .... special effects coordinator
Michael Miron .... special effects laboratory
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher S. Baird .... visual effects editor
Brigitte Bourque .... visual effects compositor: Rainmaker Digital
Stephen Brock .... visual effects best boy electric
Casey Cannon .... computer graphics producer: BFTRE
Glenn Cannon .... computer graphic artist
John Cornejo .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Lisa Deaner .... Inferno artist
Mark Franco .... visual effects executive producer: Rainmaker Digital
Rocco Gioffre .... matte artist
Tim Ketzer .... computer graphics animator
Vincent Lavares .... tape operator: Cinesite
Bob Lyss .... digital compositor: elastic reality animator
Craig Mathieson .... digital compositor
Alan McFarland .... miniature spaceship lighting effects
Candice Scott .... digital compositor: POP Film
Terry Shigemitsu .... digital artist
Eric Swenson .... miniature unit director of photography
Jeff Zucker .... gaffer: visual effects unit
Andy Barrios .... digital artist: Rainmaker Digital Los Angeles (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rosa Collins .... stunts
Randy Fife .... stunts
Jody Haselbarth .... stunts
Jim Henry .... stunts
Ben Loggins .... stunts
Stephanie Norris .... stunts
David Sanders .... stunts
Gary Stone .... stunts
Diane Towery .... stunts
Russell Towery .... stunt coordinator
Verne Troyer .... stunts
Danny Virtue .... stunt coordinator
Jim Henry .... stunt double: William Sadler (uncredited)
Adam Neuwirth .... stunts (uncredited)
Lin Oeding .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pasquale Caputo .... key grip: second unit
Cheryl Clarson .... rigging electric best boy
Peter Clarson .... chief rigging gaffer
Frank Detone Jr. .... best boy grip
Ryan Gillard .... second assistant camera
Doug Glover .... assistant camera
Adam Harrison .... lighting technician
John Johns .... video playback operator
Jeff Lanes .... dimmer board operator
George Lozano Jr. .... electrician
Billy MacTavish .... electrician
Anthony T. Marra II .... key grip
Bruce McCleery .... chief lighting technician
Ray Patrick .... louma crane operator
Peter D. Roome .... additional first assistant camera
John Sheeren .... first assistant camera
Mike Sheeren .... dolly grip
 
Casting Department
Lauris Freeman .... casting associate
Anna Liza Recto .... casting associate: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Long .... set costumer
Valerie Zielonka .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Evan Fisher .... assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Sam Seig .... assistant editor
Ron South .... first assistant editor
Lisa Willinger .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Andrew Dorfman .... assistant music editor
Andrew Dorfman .... composer: additional music
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Billy Martin .... orchestrator
Michael T. Ryan .... supervising music editor
 
Transportation Department
Lance Cherniet .... driver
Ricky Damazio .... driver
Chris Ferrence .... driver
Ron Kern .... transportation coordinator
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... driver: cast
Aaron Skalka .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles
JoAnn Wells .... driver
 
Other crew
Newell Alexander .... adr voice
Rosemary Alexander .... adr voice
David Allsberry .... head animal trainer
Kirk Bailey .... adr voice
Ursula Brauner .... animal trainer
Steve Bulen .... adr voice
Craig Busch .... location manager
Anne Carr .... additional medic
Joe Chapman .... adr voice
Matt Cohen .... computer playback technician
Ned Dowd .... head of production: Caravan Pictures
Brent Ekstrand .... 24 frame video playback technician
Brent Ekstrand .... computer engineer
Joe Everett .... unit publicist
Greg Farley .... production assistant
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Patricia A. Fullerton .... script supervisor
David Hickey .... payroll accountant
Angela Hinkle .... construction accountant
Sherry Hursey .... adr voice artist
Tommy Lamey .... adr voice
Stephen Mapel .... location manager
Alan Martin .... photo double
K. Lynn Martin .... production assistant
Don Maxwell .... adr voice
Elizabeth Maxwell .... caterer
Michael Maxwell .... caterer
Mary Mooney .... assistant to producer
Matthew Morrissey .... computer playback supervisor
Paul Pape .... adr voice
Bridget Sienna .... adr voice
Raigen Thornton .... set paramedic
Emily Vinas .... assistant production coordinator
Mary Weeks .... assistant to actor
Claudette Wells .... adr voice
K.L. Connie Wang .... assistant script clearance administrator (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for language, crude humor and thematic elements
Runtime:
95 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/6 (video premiere) | UK:PG (cut) | USA:PG
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ulysses (the chimpanzee in the movie) was played by Raven, a three-year-old female chimpanzee.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
Julie Ford:I guess I'll see you in eight months.
Fred Randall:Boy. I wish I had nine hundred twenty-eight dollars for every time a girl said that to me!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Kid (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
If I Were King of the ForestSee more »

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28 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Put it on loop, and drive yourself loony., 19 October 2000
Author: BodilyWalnut from Liverpool, England

I worked at a Video -rental shop when this movie came out on PAL-VHS, and as we were only allowed to show PG rated films (Sorry I dont know the US rating) Anyway, I slapped this film on to see what it was like. I had trouble serving customers, I was laughing that much! I put the film on loop for my whole 12 hour shift, and nearly drove myself loopy. I sang along to "He holds the whole world..." and later found my self talking to my socks.

I don't work there any more...

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