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The Rocket Boy (1989)

PG | | Sci-Fi, Crime, Comedy | TV Movie
In this Sci-fi Comedy a gentle video clerk has a secret double life as an intergalactic crime-fighter who must stop an evil alien from stealing the hair off human heads.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dave Thomas ... Rocket Boy
Ron James Ron James ... Buddy
Mark Parr Mark Parr ... Mr. Pim (voice)
Gillie Fenwick ... Palimon
Kathleen Laskey ... Susan
James Hong ... Mr. Wong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Anthony ... Irate Customer
Tom Butler ... Tony
John Candy ... The Hawk
J. Winston Carroll J. Winston Carroll ... Store Customer (as J. W. Carroll)
Jeri Craden Jeri Craden ... Store Customer (as Jerry Craden)
James Deeks James Deeks ... T. V. Announcer
Robert Donner ... Hawkhead
Samantha Follows Samantha Follows ... Susan's Friend #3
Paul-Emile Frappier Paul-Emile Frappier ... Robert Boyd (as Paul-Emille Frappier)
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In this Sci-fi Comedy a gentle video clerk has a secret double life as an intergalactic crime-fighter who must stop an evil alien from stealing the hair off human heads.

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Sci-Fi | Crime | Comedy

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PG
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Funny spoof of Buck Rogers-like serials
27 April 2001 | by az-rSee all my reviews

Only 5 half-hour episodes of this series were made, with SCTV veteran Dave Thomas as the video store clerk with the title secret identity. Other SCTV members Rick Moranis and John Candy made cameo appearances. There was a lot of clever writing and genuinely funny jokes. After 11 years, I still remember the gag about Rocket Boy's super talking helmet that would give him invincibility, the ability to fly, etc., but was so loud he couldn't wear it (and he didn't like how it made his hair look like he just woke up). His enemy was a villain called "The Hawk", whom Rocket Boy imagined had a hawk-like head and beak, but instead turned out to be just someone with a big nose. When Rocket Boy tried to race across space to save his girlfriend, the ship's automatic safety system (Moranis) shut the ship down and made him watch an hours-long lecture on safe flying. Just about any Sci-fi or SCTV fan would get a kick out of this show.


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