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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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Ben Stevens
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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 ...
Young Fred
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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

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Rated PG for language, crude humor and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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10 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Rocket Man  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,472,937, 12 October 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,448,043, 4 January 1998
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The president is always shown in tight shots. They built an impressive Oval Office set that you basically never see. See more »

Goofs

When Fred arrives at work in his car there's not enough space to leave via either door so he goes out of the sun roof. Yet he's somehow able to remove one of the wheels which he wouldn't have been able to get any access to. See more »

Quotes

Fred Randall: Mr. Wick, can I call you Paul?
Paul Wick: No.
Fred Randall: Are we there yet?
Paul Wick: No.
Fred Randall: Can I drive?
Paul Wick: No.
Fred Randall: Can I park it?
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Crazy Credits

After all the credits, we see the ultimate fate of the substitute flag. See more »

Connections

References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Tossin' & Turnin'
Performed by Rick Riso
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A great Disney movie, ranks up there with "What About Bob"
1 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is incredibly funny. I base a good comedy on how many times it makes you laugh - this movie made me laugh so hard I cried at least 3 times. It throws tons of jokes at you - Harland Williams is great as the computer specialist who gets his dream job of becoming an astronaut -- "what I'll do now is use what we like to call 'The right way" to show you how it's done." There was only one moment where one joke goes on a few seconds too long ("whole world in his hands" bit) - but other than that it a very inventive comedy that will make adults laugh just as much as the kids, maybe more. A surprise gem - one of the funniest flicks I've seen - give it a shot. 9 out of 10.


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