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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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Gordon A. Peacock
Brandon Kaplan ...
Young Fred
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British Reporter
Don Armstrong ...
Anchorman
Pamela West ...
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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

To prepare for their roles as astronauts, the three stars attended Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, riding in simulators and participating in other activities. See more »

Goofs

Right when the ship reaches outer space, zero gravity obviously takes over. But right as Fred Randall's arms start to float up, his earpiece falls out, obviously showing that the actors are just raising their arms on their own will. See more »

Quotes

Fred Randall: Hey, Commander, were you ever afraid of monsters under your bed? When I was little I used to think there was a baker under my bed.
William Overbeck: No.
Fred Randall: You ever look?
William Overbeck: No.
Fred Randall: Then how do you know there wasn't a baker under your bed?
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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 Planet of the Apes (1968) 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 See 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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