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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.

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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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Trivia

The building and lobby shown as NASA Headquarters was actually the Sugar Land, TX, offices of Fluor, a major engineering and construction company. See more »

Goofs

When Fred starts braking wind in his space suit, Bill and Fred's helmets can be seen without glass, but later on you can see the reflection of the glass. See more »

Quotes

Bud Nesbitt: How about just saying, "Thanks for the cool coin, Bud. It really means a lot to me."
Fred Randall: Oh, yeah. Thanks for the cool coin, Bud. It really- what was the rest?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Seeing Red (2002) See more »

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He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
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Traditional
Performed by Harland Williams
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Excellent Comedy
8 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

In the vein of classic Jerry Lewis movies, Rocket Man is an excellent piece of entertainment. If you don't like silliness, don't bother. The cast and crew of Rocket Man has worked well together to make this an enjoyable experience. If you love to laugh, watch Rocket Man.


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