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The American Astronaut (2001)



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In this outer space musical, Samuel Curtis, an interplanetary trader from Nevada, sets forth through a rustic and remote solar system when he finds out that his old nemesis, Professor Hess, is pursuing him and would like to kill him.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Western
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Cory McAbee
as Samuel Curtis/Silverminer
Rocco Sisto
as Professor Hess
Gregory Russell Cook
as The Boy Who Actually Saw a Woman's Breast
Annie Golden
as Cloris
James Ransone
as Bodysuit
Joshua Taylor
as Blueberry Pirate
Tom Aldredge
as Old Man
Bill Buell
as Eddie
Mark Manley
as Henchman No. 1
Ned Sublette
as Henchman No.2
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Critic Reviews for The American Astronaut

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (10)

It's a rockabilly space romp, often very bad but usually a visual treat.

Full Review… | March 19, 2004
Denver Post
Top Critic

A sui generis, love-it-or-hate-it exercise in homegrown American surrealism.

Full Review… | June 24, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Movies don't get much more homemade or endearingly eccentric.

November 29, 2001
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

It's equal parts creepy, campy, funny, and tedious.

November 25, 2001
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Like a very accomplished student film, amusing and annoying in just about equal measure.

Full Review… | November 16, 2001
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Hit-and-miss comedy.

Full Review… | November 2, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The American Astronaut


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
Greg S

Super Reviewer

Irritatingly arty

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer


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.

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FanGirl Browncoat

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