PG | | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Fred Z. Randall is a geeky spacecraft designer who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars.
When Randall is singing "He's got the whole world in his hands" on the world broadcast, he starts faking singing in foreign languages. Ironically, he actually says in French: "Je suis le papillon sur la table", which translates to "I am the butterfly on the table".
He's got the whole world in his hands!
After the Solid Rocket Boosters separate, sounds of a jet engine can be heard in the cockpit. No rocket booster or spacecraft uses jet engines, which can only operate in an atmosphere in any case.
After all the credits, we see the ultimate fate of the substitute flag.
To get the PG rating in the UK 42 seconds were cut to remove a scene in which a child climbs into a washing machine and goes for a spin within it.
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