The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)

NR 09/05/1967 (US) ComedyFamilyScience Fiction 1h 41m
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He's an Astro-Knott Turned Astronaut in the Maddest Mix Up in Space History!!


Roy Fleming is 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 as 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 layperson into space to prove the worthiness of a new automated spacecraft, Roy gets the chance to confront his fears.

  1. Edward Montagne


  2. James Fritzell


  3. Everett Greenbaum


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  1. Don Knotts

    Don Knotts

    Roy Fleming

  2. Leslie Nielsen

    Leslie Nielsen

    Major Fred Gifford

  3. Joan Freeman

    Joan Freeman

    Ellie Jackson

  4. Jesse White

    Jesse White


  5. Jeanette Nolan

    Jeanette Nolan

    Mrs. Fleming

  6. Frank McGrath

    Frank McGrath


  7. Arthur O'Connell

    Arthur O'Connell

    Arbuckle "Buck" Fleming

  8. Joan Shawlee

    Joan Shawlee

    Blonde in Bar

  9. Guy Raymond

    Guy Raymond


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The Reluctant Astronaut
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