RocketMan

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

Runtime:



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.