In 1989, the Americans and the Russians each have a two-person base on the moon. The Americans have had to keep replacing their astronaut teams because they quickly go crazy; they have been using only male astronauts on the unspoken assumption that this would avoid any possibility of impropriety. The Russians, as godless Communists, are under no such constraints, and their male-female team has remained well-adjusted. At the start of the film, a male and female American astronaut team is sent up to replace the sex-starved all-male team. The government insists on them being married first to preserve morality. Most of the story revolves around the eventual consummation of this marriage of convenience, and around their relationship with their Russian neighbors, who keep casually dropping by.Written by
During the elevator ride to board the rocket the building in the background doesn't change position or angle as it would in real life, revealing that the background film loop simply keeps repeating as the elevator supposedly passes each level. See more »
In 1989, the U.S. Air Force wants to send a newlywed couple into outer space to live on the moon in a space-station for a year; after the first couple drops out, alternate Jerry Lewis is chosen, but he's a bachelor...enter Connie Stevens as a prospective bride. Good-looking Jerry Lewis vehicle is amusingly naive about the future, and yet frustratingly silly regarding sexual matters (Disney's "Moon Pilot" from 1961 was actually much friskier!). Lewis is more restrained than usual, Stevens (despite an odd, helium-sounding speaking voice) is effervescent, and the art direction and decoration is a '60s dream (complete with clear plastic inflatable furniture!). Unfortunately, the script completely peters out once the couple gets launched, and the dreary sub-plots involving bachelors-in-space Dennis Weaver and Howard Morris and sexy Russian cosmonaut Anita Ekberg fail to rouse any laughs. *1/2 from ****
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