Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Rocketman (1997 Movie)In Disney’s Rocketman, accident-prone astro-nut Fred Randall is the last guy on Earth you’d want on the first manned mission to Mars. But as bad luck and poor timing would have it, that’s exactly what happens, and Fred undergoes rigorous, if not hilarious, training at NASA. Fred blasts off with the rest of the space shuttle crew: a cocky, no-nonsense Commander, a sexy Mission Specialist, and a mischievous space chimp named Ulysses.

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $15.4 million
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  • Harland Williams: Fred Z. Randall
  • Jessica Lundy: Julie Ford
  • William Sadler: William “Wild Bill” Overbeck
  • Jeffrey DeMunn: Paul Wick
  • James Pickens, Jr.: Ben Stevens
  • Beau Bridges: Bud Nesbitt
  • Shelley Duvall: Mrs. Randall


  • Director: Stuart Gillard
  • Producer: Roger Birnbaum
  • Writers: Oren Aviv, Craig Mazin and Greg Erb

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