The Reluctant Astronaut

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Overview

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.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 5, 1967
    Theatrical

Genres

Keywords

Cast 15

  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
    Donelli

  5. Jeanette Nolan

    Jeanette Nolan
    Mrs. Fleming

  6. FM
  7. Arthur O'Connell

    Arthur O'Connell
    Buck Fleming

  8. Joan Shawlee

    Joan Shawlee
    Blonde in Bar

  9. GR
  10. Nydia Westman

    Nydia Westman
    Aunt Zana

  11. Paul Hartman
  12. Robert F. Simon

    Robert F. Simon
    Cervantes

  13. RP
  14. BQ

    Bill Quinn
    Captain Ferguson

  15. Melissa Gilbert

Crew 13

Art

  1. WD

    William D. DeCinces
    Art Direction

  2. AG

    Alexander Golitzen
    Art Direction

Camera

  1. RW

    Rex Wimpy
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. BW

    Bud Westmore
    Makeup Artist

  2. LG

    Larry Germain
    Hairstylist

  3. RO

    Rosemary Odell
    Costume Design

Directing

  1. EM

    Edward Montagne
    Director

Editing

  1. SE

Production

  1. EM

    Edward Montagne
    Producer

  2. Billy Sands

    Billy Sands
    Associate Producer

Sound

  1. VM

    Vic Mizzy
    Original Music Composer

Writing

  1. EG

    Everett Greenbaum
    Screenplay

  2. JF

    James Fritzell
    Screenplay

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