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The Reluctant Astronaut

The Reluctant Astronaut

He's an Astro-Knott Turned Astronaut in the Maddest Mix Up in Space History!!Sep. 05, 1967USA101 Min.Approved
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Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads for Houston, only to find out upon arriving that his job is a janitor, not an astronaut. Anxious to live up to the expectations of his domineering father, Roy manages to keep up a facade of being an astronaut to his family and friends. When NASA decides to launch a lay person into space to prove the worthiness of a new automated spacecraft, Roy gets the chance to confront his fears.

The Reluctant Astronaut
Original title The Reluctant Astronaut
IMDb Rating 6.3 2,410 votes
TMDb Rating 6.4 30 votes



Don Knotts isRoy Fleming
Roy Fleming
Leslie Nielsen isMajor Fred Gifford
Major Fred Gifford
Joan Freeman isEllie Jackson
Ellie Jackson
Jeanette Nolan isMrs. Fleming
Mrs. Fleming
Arthur O'Connell isArbuckle
Arbuckle "Buck" Fleming
Joan Shawlee isBlonde in Bar
Blonde in Bar
Nydia Westman isAunt Zana
Aunt Zana