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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.

Director:

Stuart Gillard

Writers:

Oren Aviv (story), Craig Mazin (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harland Williams ... Fred Z. Randall
Jessica Lundy ... Julie Ford
William Sadler ... 'Wild Bill' Overbeck
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Paul Wick
James Pickens Jr. ... Ben Stevens
Beau Bridges ... Bud Nesbitt
Peter Onorati ... Gary Hackman
Don Lake ... Flight Surgeon
Bill Jenkins Bill Jenkins ... Mission Controller (as William Arthur Jenkins)
Ken Farmer ... Mission Controller
Blake Boyd ... Gordon A. Peacock
Brandon Kaplan Brandon Kaplan ... Young Fred
Paxton Whitehead ... British Reporter
Don Armstrong Don Armstrong ... Anchorman
Pamela West 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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He's just taking up space! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocket Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Sugar Land, Texas, USA See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Fred Randall: Sweet swirling onion rings!
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Crazy Credits

Thanks is given to the "McDonald Douglas" aerospace corporation. The actual name of the company is "McDonnell Douglas". See more »

Alternate Versions

To get the PG rating in the UK 42 seconds were cut to remove a scene in which a child climbs into a washing machine and goes for a spin within it. See more »

Connections

References Pinocchio (1940) 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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Funny! PERIOD.
22 August 1999 | by MNESSSee all my reviews

I pride myself in having good taste in movies. Among my favorites are Raging Bull, On The Waterfront, The English Patient, etc. Normally I hate movies like this. Austin Powers 2 was so bad I wanted to leave. But this movie just makes me laugh.....hard. Sure it has your stereotypical Disney stuff that gets laughs from the little ones, but there are so many clever lines for adults that it really surprised me the first time I saw it. Harland Williams was perfectly cast, I don't think anyone else would have been good as Fred Z. Randall. If you are in for a stupid movie that will make you laugh see RocketMan.


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