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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fred Z. Randall
... Julie Ford
... 'Wild Bill' Overbeck
... Paul Wick
... Ben Stevens
... Bud Nesbitt
... Gary Hackman
... Flight Surgeon
... Mission Controller (as William Arthur Jenkins)
... Mission Controller
... Gordon A. Peacock
Brandon Kaplan ... Young Fred
... 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. Written by O2D

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One Man's Dream... Is NASA's Nightmare! 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 drapes used in the Oval Office are the same ones used for the movie "Dave (1993)" See more »

Goofs

When Bill eats the stuff in tube that turns out to be hemorrhoid cream, he looks at the tube to read it, and the tube is all bent and squashed. From the camera angle looking straight at the tube, it is perfectly straight, no dents, and the cap is still attached. See more »

Quotes

Fred Randall: I feel like a paleontologist that's been hunting dinosaurs his whole life and finally got to meet one!
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Thanks is given to the "McDonald Douglas" aerospace corporation. The actual name of the company is "McDonnell Douglas". See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Be An Astronaut
Written and Produced by Andrew Dorfman (as Andy Dorfman)
Performed by Rob Laufer and Andrew Dorfman (as Andy Dorfman)
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Icht schlicken dokken, lug dee lug......
10 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard during a movie. Harland Williams is a genius. "C'mon all you Chinese....." Who comes up with this stuff??? I got the feeling that the directors and writers just told Williams to work around the script and improvise whatever he wanted? Some of this stuff is so off the wall, you wonder just how much was scripted. And this is not your typical Jerry Lewis slapstick. Williams has a great deal of pure talent. Anyway watch it and just enjoy the wonderful absurdity that is Rocket Man.


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