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Samuel Curtis, an interplanetary trader, deals in rare goods -- living or dead. After getting a device which will clone the extremely rare "Real Live Girl," this sets off a series of strange trades throughout the universe which grabs the attention of his nemesis, Professor Hess (Rocco Sisto). Determined to find Samuel, Hess systematically kills every person who has come in contact with Samuel.

Cast & Crew

Cory McAbee
Samuel Curtis
Rocco Sisto
Professor Hess
Gregory Russell Cook
The Boy Who Actually Saw a Woman's Breast
Joshua Taylor
Blueberry Pirate
Peter McRobbie
Lee Vilensky
Mark Manley
Henchman No. 1
William Perkins
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Robert Lurie
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Doug McKean
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Geoff Tuttle
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  • Jan 11, 2012
    A space pilot transports the Boy Who Saw a Woman's Breast from Jupiter to Venus to obtain a bounty in this surrealistic space-western musical. I was underwhelmed by this minor cult film; it has some great moments of absurd humor but often drags with sequences of inconsequential nonsense.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 12, 2009
    Increditablly weird and wonderful. If you like your movies normal and mainstream skip this one but if you like your movies quirky and off the wall you'll LOVE The American Astronaut (or at least I did). Sort of a wacky, black and white, outter space Rocky Horror Picture Show.
    FanGirl B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 03, 2006
    Samuel Curtis: My father taught me to kill the sunflower. Voice: Congratulations, Mr. Curtis. You are now awake. Two hours to Jupiter. Here's a movie that very few will have ever heard of or get to see. It's definetely not for everyone, but I was entertained. It's strange how I like this film and not Eraserhead, but that's just how things are. This is a sci-fi-western-musical surrounding the life of a space cowboy who encounters some other characters including his old nemesis who kills anyone just for being around. This is very much a low-budget, independent feature. Despite being a film that takes place in outer space, the effects and props are handled Flash Gordon style. The whole movie is done in a very surrealist fashion. It could be seen as a comedy, and there are funny moments involving the randomness and break outs into song. It could also be seen as slightly disturbing when dealing with the space cowboy's nemesis. I also have to point out the soundtrack created by the lead singer of the band who wrote, directed, and stars in this movie, Cory McAbee. It's a good rock soundtrack. Once again, this is not for everyone, but it also wont be seen by almost anyone, so if you like very random things that are strange or Lynch films, you might like this. [Samuel answers the phone] Professor Hess: Guess who this is? Samuel Curtis: Professor Hess. Professor Hess: That's right! You got it on the first try! For that, you get a kiss! Samuel Curtis: I'll pass. Professor Hess: W-what? You think I'd kiss you? You'd love it if I'd kiss you. And I would never kiss you. Samuel Curtis: You said you were going to kiss me. Professor Hess: I never said I'd kiss you. I never said that. You just want me to kiss you! Samuel Curtis: Um... not really. Professor Hess: Oh. I'm not good enough to kiss you. Is that what you're saying?
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