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The Reluctant Astronaut

The Reluctant Astronaut(1967)

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Brief Synopsis

Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads for Houston, only to find out upon arriving that his job is a janitor, not an astronaut. Anxious to live up to the expectations of his domineering father, Roy manages to keep up a facade of being an astronaut to his family and friends. When NASA decides to launch a lay person into space to prove the worthiness of a new automated spacecraft, Roy gets the chance to confront his fears.

Cast & Crew

Don Knotts Roy Fleming
Leslie Nielsen Maj. Fred Gifford
Joan Freeman Ellie Jackson
Jesse White Donelli
Jeanette Nolan Mrs. Fleming
Arthur O'Connell Buck Fleming
Joan Shawlee Blonde in bar
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Houston opening: 25 Jan 1967
Release Date:  1967 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Production Co:  Universal Pictures
Duration(mins):  102 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)

    Jay 2008-12-14

    A bit dumb, but it's also rather entertaining. Not one of Don Knotts' better efforts, but quite watchable. Nice supporting cast, decent score.... MORE>

  • DANCING PEANUTBUTTER

    KOKO 2006-03-24

    WHAT A UNIQUE AND FUNNY FILM. GREAT TO WATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN. LAUGH OUT LOUD. MORE>