The Reluctant Astronaut Poster

Release Date: May 14th, 1967

DVD Release Date: September 2nd, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
Roy (Don Knotts), a perpetually terrified 35-year-old man-child, still lives with his parents. He plays an astronaut at a local fairground, but his father (Arthur O'Connell) wants him to be a real astronaut and lands him a place at NASA. On arrival, Roy discovers he's just a janitor, but he keeps up the charade, which eventually gets him fired. When NASA wants to send someone unqualified into orbit to one-up the Russians, however, they send Roy into space, where things invariably go wrong.

Cast: Don Knotts, Leslie Nielsen, Joan Freeman, Arthur O'Connell, Jesse White, Jeanette Nolan, Frank McGrath

Director: Edward Montagne

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Mother, Underdog, Madcap, Small town, Lighthearted, 1960s, Father, House, Amusing