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RocketMan ★½ Rocket Man 1997 (PG)

Houston, we have a gastrointestinal problem. Well, dumb astronaut Fred Z. Randall (Williams) does, anyway. The bumbling computer geek is picked to go on the first manned mission to Mars, much to the dismay of crew commander “Wild Bill” Overbeck (Sadler) and specialist Julie Ford (Lundy). Beau Bridges plays Bud Nesbitt, the veteran astronaut back at NASA headquarters who is Randall's only supporter. While too much of the humor revolves around flatulence, Williams shows some talent while raiding the Disney archive for impressions. Remember, in space no one can hear you…pull my finger. 93m/C VHS, DVD . Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, Beau Bridges, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn, James Pickens Jr., Peter Onorati; D: Stuart Gillard; W: Craig Mazin, Greg Erb; C: Steven Poster; M: Michael Tavera.

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