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RocketMan (1997) Poster

(1997)

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The filmmakers spent nine weeks at the Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas, shooting at the famous Rocket Park (the gargantuan Building 9 that houses all of the spacecraft mock-ups for the ongoing shuttle missions) and Building 32, which houses the world's largest thermal vacuum chamber and simulates all conditions of outer space (except zero gravity).
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To prepare for their roles as astronauts, the three stars attended Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, riding in simulators and participating in other activities.
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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.
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When Randall is singing "He's got the whole world in his hands", on the world broadcast and starts faking singing in foreign languages, he says in French: "Je suis le papillon sur la table", which translates to "I am the butterfly on the table".
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Ulysses (the chimpanzee in the movie) was played by Raven, a three-year-old female chimpanzee.
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