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The American Astronaut (2001)

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Samuel Curtis, an interplanetary trader, sets forth through a rustic and remote solar system, unaware that his old friend Professor Hess is trying to kill him.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Cory McAbee ...
Samuel Curtis / Silverminer
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Professor Hess
Gregory Russell Cook ...
The Boy Who Actually Saw a Woman's Breast
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Cloris
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Bodysuit
Joshua Taylor ...
Blueberry Pirate
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Old Man
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Eddie
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Lee Vilensky
Mark Manley ...
Henchman #1 (Hey Boy!)
Ned Sublette ...
Henchman #2 (Hey Boy!)
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Doorman
Doug McKean ...
Silverminer Jake
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Miner at Bar
George Piscopo ...
Mars Worker
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Storyline

Space travel has become a dirty way of life dominated by derelicts, grease monkeys, thieves, and hard-boiled interplanetary traders such as Samuel Curtis, an astronaut from Earth who deals in a rare goods, living or otherwise. His mission begins with the unlikely delivery of a cat to a small outer-belt asteroid saloon where he meets his former dance partner, and renowned interplanetary fruit thief, the Blueberry Pirate. As payment for his delivery of the cat, Curtis receives a homemade cloning device already in the process of creating a creature most rare in this space quadrant... a Real Live Girl. At the suggestion of the Blueberry Pirate, Curtis takes the Real Live Girl to Jupiter where women have long been a mystery. There, he proposes a trade with the owner of Jupiter: the Real Live Girl clone for the Boy Who Actually Saw A Woman's Breast. The Boy Who Actually Saw A Woman's Breast is regarded as royalty on the all-male mining planet of Jupiter because of his unique and exotic ... Written by nathue

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Space is a lonely town.

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Musical | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

20 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O amerikanos astronaftis  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,206 (USA) (12 October 2001)

Gross:

$33,884 (USA) (11 January 2002)
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The costumes for the women of Venus were made from shower curtains. See more »

Quotes

Professor Hess: [Last lines] This is where it ends... And other stories began. Sam moved back to Earth with the young man who saw the breast, and raised him as if he were his own son. I stayed on Venus to help raise Bodysuit in the hopes that he would grow up to be a fine young man, and I could kill him... but a boy seldom lives up to a father's expectations.
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Soundtracks

Like Nothing Ever Heard
Written by Cory McAbee, James Beaudreau and Robert Lurie (as Bobby Lurie)
Performed by The Billy Nayer Show
Published by Fickey Music (BMI)
Courtesy of BSG Records
Administered and Licensed by BNS Productions
©2000 Cory McAbee, James Beaudreau and Bobby Lurie
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A Crazy Silly Musical Space Western
26 April 2002 | by (Boulder, Colorado) – See all my reviews

If you like the silly and/or absurd, see this film! It is definitely one of the most enjoyable things I have seen in quite a while.

Bon appetit.

P.S. If you can't suspend your disbelief and just have a good time with it, you will probably not like it.


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