1997 PG 1h 35m DVD

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1997 PG 1h 35m DVD
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When an astronaut tapped to man the first flight to Mars is injured, NASA replaces him with hapless spacecraft designer Fred Z. Randall. Teamed with a commander, a mission specialist and a trained chimp, Randall nearly brings down the mission.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: DTS 5.1 Surround
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
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age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Fred and a number of other characters do pratfalls that look fun, but could be dangerous if kids attempt them, like running into someone who's injured, breaking a window, etc. The movie also contains some perilous scenes where the main characters nearly die in a space accident, making this movie a better fit for kids 7 and up. There is also some toilet humor.

Sexual Content

Fred and Julie dance and kiss once.


A lot of comic clumsiness that results in injuries: A man gets hit in the head with a toy and suffers a skull fracture. Fred careens out of control and hits a man in a wheelchair. Fred and Bill almost die when they run out of oxygen. Bill gets trapped under a space vehicle. The whole team almost dies when their spacecraft gets hit and starts to freefall to the Mars surface. Ulysees the chimp bites Fred and Fred waves him around, knocking him into things.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Fred is the equivalent of a 10-year-old boy in maturity level, farting openly, not taking responsibility, and not taking anything seriously. Fred also sacrifices and nearly gives his life for his colleagues.


A lot of Disney characters are mentioned in the film. Fred sings songs from The Wizard of Oz and Pinocchio. Fred wears a Mr. Peanut t-shirt.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Fred and Bill go to a bar, where Fred drinks lots of shots, gets drunk, and forces Julie to dance with him. Julie tells Bill, "Getting someone drunk like that is wrong."

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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