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The Reluctant Astronaut (1967) was a Comedy - Family Film directed by Edward Montagne and produced by Edward Montagne.

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The Reluctant Astronaut ( 1967 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 31, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"Boldly going where no coward has gone before!" Buck Fleming's boy is an astronaut. He's the pride of his father, mother, sweetheart, and the entire town of Sweetwater, Missouri. "A credit to his town, to the nation, and now the entire universe," they proclaim. What Buck ( Arthur O'Connell ) and th... Read full article


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Donelli: Fleming, you've been here two weeks now, and I don't think your mind has been on your work for one second!
Roy Fleming: Uh, um, well to tell you the truth, sir, my heart really isn't in this.
Donelli: We are not interested in your heart, Fleming! We want your elbow grease!


Roy Fleming: [as Mr. Spaceman, operating the Rocket Ride] We are now passing over the Hawaiian Islands. Our flight plan will carry us to the recovery area 100 miles southeast of the Bahamas. We are starting our retro-rocket countdown: five, four, three, two, one, firing retro rockets!
[presses button making rocket sound]
Roy Fleming: We will be touching down in twenty minutes.
Mary: [whispering] I have to go to the bathroom.
Roy Fleming: We have just touched down!


Roy Fleming: Why is Pa always trying to run my life?
Mrs. Fleming: Well, after all, he was a corporal in World War I, and you know how bossy they were.
Roy Fleming: But, Ma, that war's been over for ages.
Mrs. Fleming: Not to your father. He loves that war just as much today as he did then.


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The film was set for release shortly after the Apollo 1 fire which took the lives of 3 astronauts. Raising questions about the appropriateness of releasing a space themed comedy film so close to the tragedy.
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