RocketMan

October 10th, 1997







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Still of Harland Williams in RocketMan

Plot
Fred Z. Randall is 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.

Release Year: 1997

Rating: 5.3/10 (4,744 voted)

Director: Stuart Gillard

Stars: Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, William Sadler

Storyline
Fred Z. Randall is 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.

Writers: Oren Aviv, Craig Mazin

Cast:
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 - Mission Controller (as William Arthur Jenkins)
Ken Farmer - Mission Controller
Blake Boyd - Gordon A. Peacock
Brandon Kaplan - Young Fred
Paxton Whitehead - British Reporter
Don Armstrong - Anchorman
Pamela West - Nun

Taglines: One Man's Dream... Is NASA's Nightmare!

Release Date: 10 October 1997

Filming Locations: Houston, Texas, USA

Opening Weekend: $4,472,937 (USA) (12 October 1997) (1836 Screens)

Gross: $15,448,043 (USA) (4 January 1998)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ulysses (the chimpanzee in the movie) was played by Raven, a three-year-old female chimpanzee.

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Fred and Bill share oxygen in their spacesuits, the front shields of their helmets are not pulled down.

Quotes:
Paul Wick: Reconsider the mission? Sure...
[pretends to think]
Paul Wick: Okay, it's still on.



User Review

Icht schlicken dokken, lug dee lug......

Rating:

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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