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RocketMan (1997)

RocketMan (1997)




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When computer geek Fred is chosen as a member in NASA's first manned mission to Mars, he is looked at as a threat to fellow crew members. But Captain Overbeck, mission specialist Julie, and trained chimp Ulysses soon learn to respect him. Eventually a relationship develops between Fred and Julie.more
Rating: PG (for language, crude humor, and thematic elements)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Oren Aviv, Craig Mazin, Greg Erb
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 17, 2007
Walt Disney Productions


Harland Williams
as Fred Z. Randall
Jessica Lundy
as Julie Ford
Bill Sadler
as "Wild Bill" Overbeck
Beau Bridges
as Nesbitt
Shelley Duvall
as Mrs. Randall
Don Lake
as Flight Surgeon
William Arthur Jenki...
as Mission Controller
Ken Farmer
as Mission Controller
Blake Boyd
as Gordon A. Peacock
Brandon Kaplan
as Young Fred
Paxton Whitehead
as British Reporter
Don Armstrong
as Anchorman
Claire Birnbaum
as School Kid No. 1
Sean Tweedley
as NASA Lab Tech
Cindy Hogan
as Reporter
Lidia Porto
as Gary's Nurse
Richard Dillard
as The President
Gil Glasgow
as Bartender
as Ulysees the Chimp
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Critic Reviews for RocketMan

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (12)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 10, 1997
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for RocketMan

Rocketman is a horrible comedy with a bad cast. I've never liked Harland Williams, I find him to be quite one dimensional. This an awful film that has nothing whatsoever going for it. The comedy falls flat, and in the end there's nothing good about this. The film fails to deliver memorable gags and good jokes. The performances are horrible, and the film is total crap. I hated this one, this is a bad film that is a comedy worth forgetting. Harland Williams is a one of the worst comedians, and his only good film was Halfed Baked. If you give him the lead role, well you get garbage like this. The comedy sucks, and the actors seem bored, I can't blame theme. The film should never have been made. This is a painful comedy that doesn't deliver on anything. The humour is juvenile, poorly written and just misses the mark. Maybe this film could have worked. Unfortunately it doesn't. Rocketman is a horrible film, and is one of the worst comedies that I have seen. Rocketman is a film that is poorly conceived, poorly written and plainly boring from start to finish. This film proves that Harland Williams isn't a good comedic actor, and this is a bland film that is too silly too really get into and enjoy. Avoid this film and watch something else, you'll be better off. This film just sucks.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Easily forgettable.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


The main actor annoys me here. He plays the childish buffoon without any likability. Instead he just angers with his constant twattishness. At some point this irritating behaviour was adopted for protagonists of family films. It makes slapstick easy, but enjoyment difficult. It was bearable as some moments were genuinely funny. Even if Williams' delivery was off, he was supported by enough real actors to add some substance around him.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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