The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Joan Freeman Ellie Jackson
Don Knotts Roy Fleming
Frank McGrath Plank
Leslie Nielsen Major Fred Gifford
Leslie Nielson
Jeanette Nolan Mrs. Fleming
Arthur O'Connell Buck Fleming
Robert Pickering
Guy Raymond Bert
Joan Shawlee Blonde in bar
Nydia Westman Aunt Zena
Jesse White Donelli
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Family; Sci-Fi
Director Edward J. Montagne Jr.; Edward Montagne; Edward J. Montagne
Producer Edward Montagne; Edward J. Montagne
Writer James Fritzell; Everett Greenbaum
Studio Universal
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 101 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.4
Roy Fleming (Don Knotts) is signed on to the space program at NASA by his father Buck (Arthur O'Connell), a gung-ho former World War I vet who is trying to make something out of his son. Roy becomes a janitor who is afraid of heights and mistaken for an astronaut through a series of comedic mishaps. (Jesse White) plays Roy's boss Donelli, with (Leslie Nielsen) as space hero Major Gifford. Knotts uses his patented brand of nervousness to perfection in this lighthearted situation comedy. — Dan Pavlides
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 63
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 025192354526
Release Date 9/2/2003
Subtitles Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Original Theatrical Trailer