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The American Astronaut (2001)

Not Rated | | Musical, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 20 January 2001 (USA)
Samuel Curtis, an interplanetary trader, sets forth through a rustic and remote solar system, unaware that his old friend Professor Hess is trying to kill him.

Director:

Cory McAbee

Writer:

Cory McAbee

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Cast

Credited cast:
Cory McAbee Cory McAbee ... Samuel Curtis / Silverminer
Rocco Sisto ... Professor Hess
Gregory Russell Cook Gregory Russell Cook ... The Boy Who Actually Saw a Woman's Breast
Annie Golden ... Cloris
James Ransone ... Bodysuit
Joshua Taylor Joshua Taylor ... Blueberry Pirate
Tom Aldredge ... Old Man
Bill Buell ... Eddie
Peter McRobbie ... Lee Vilensky
Mark Manley Mark Manley ... Henchman #1 (Hey Boy!)
Ned Sublette Ned Sublette ... Henchman #2 (Hey Boy!)
Joseph McKenna Joseph McKenna ... Doorman
Doug McKean Doug McKean ... Silverminer Jake
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Pendelton Charles Pendelton ... Miner at Bar
George Piscopo George Piscopo ... Mars Worker
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Storyline

Space travel has become a dirty way of life dominated by derelicts, grease monkeys, thieves, and hard-boiled interplanetary traders such as Samuel Curtis, an astronaut from Earth who deals in a rare goods, living or otherwise. His mission begins with the unlikely delivery of a cat to a small outer-belt asteroid saloon where he meets his former dance partner, and renowned interplanetary fruit thief, the Blueberry Pirate. As payment for his delivery of the cat, Curtis receives a homemade cloning device already in the process of creating a creature most rare in this space quadrant... a Real Live Girl. At the suggestion of the Blueberry Pirate, Curtis takes the Real Live Girl to Jupiter where women have long been a mystery. There, he proposes a trade with the owner of Jupiter: the Real Live Girl clone for the Boy Who Actually Saw A Woman's Breast. The Boy Who Actually Saw A Woman's Breast is regarded as royalty on the all-male mining planet of Jupiter because of his unique and exotic ... Written by nathue

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Taglines:

Space is a lonely town.

Genres:

Musical | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Commodore Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O amerikanos astronaftis See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,206, 14 October 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,170, 25 January 2002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The costumes for the women of Venus were made from shower curtains. See more »

Quotes

The Boy Who Actually Saw a Woman's Breast: It was round and soft. Now go back to work.
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Soundtracks

The Girl with the Vagina Made of Glass
Written by Cory McAbee, James Beaudreau and Robert Lurie (as Bobby Lurie)
Performed by The Billy Nayer Show
Published by Fickey Music (BMI)
Courtesy of BSG Records
Administered and Licensed by BNS Productions
©2000 Cory McAbee, James Beaudreau and Bobby Lurie
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Instant Cult Classic
10 December 2005 | by breezyturtleSee all my reviews

The American Astronaut is like a 60s sci-fi on acid. It's warped and doesn't make much sense. It doesn't have a strong plot and definitely isn't for everyone. But, I did find myself laughing at certain points and I enjoyed it.

There is a scene where the main character is on the toilet in the bathroom and two guys follow him in there. You're certain they're about to beat him up....until they plug in their record player and start singing to him. It's like West Side Story in another dimension. The Ceres jumping (their version of moon walking) in sync with the music makes for another great scene. This movie was born a cult classic.


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