Way ... Way Out (1966)

101 mins | Comedy, Science fiction | 1966

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HISTORY

Copyright length: 106 min. Way Out Co. is credited as production company only in copyright registration information. Film continuity credits Sig Ruman with the role of Russian delegate and Milton Frome as American delegate, while Milton Frome is credited as Russian delegate by other sources, and Ruman is not ... More Less

Copyright length: 106 min. Way Out Co. is credited as production company only in copyright registration information. Film continuity credits Sig Ruman with the role of Russian delegate and Milton Frome as American delegate, while Milton Frome is credited as Russian delegate by other sources, and Ruman is not credited. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Writ for the screen
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec photog eff
Spec photog eff
Spec photog eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
Coörd for Jerry Lewis Productions
SOURCES
SONGS
"Way...Way Out," music by Lalo Schifrin, lyrics by Hall Winn.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 26 October 1966
Copyright Claimant:
Jerry Lewis Productions
Copyright Date:
26 October 1966
Copyright Number:
LP33693
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
101
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In 1994, two U. S. weathernauts stationed on the moon are accused of attacking Anna Soblova, a Russian citizen manning the Soviet lunar station. The situation becomes critical, and the American Weather Director, Harold Quonset, decides to replace the two male weathernauts with a married couple. Peter Mattemore, the only eligible man for the job, is persuaded to marry astronomer Eileen Forbes, although she stipulates that they are to be married in name only. On the moon, Peter and Eileen find the two bewildered, half-crazed U. S. weathernauts, as well as the voluptuous Anna and her unmarried moon companion, Igor. Peter helps settle a squabble between Anna and Igor, and the two couples celebrate with "instant vodka." Later, the badly hungover Peter is informed by Earth that the two Russians are suspected of having planted a bomb in the U. S. weather station. Although the threat passes, another crisis develops when Anna discloses that she is pregnant, and Igor agrees to marry her. The Russians exult in the news that the first baby born on the moon will be a Russian. However, Eileen reveals that she persuaded Anna to feign pregnancy in order to trick Igor into marriage. Peter enthusiastically agrees with Eileen to compete with the Soviets for the distinction of becoming the first moon parents, and, with peace restored, the world awaits the results of the ... +


In 1994, two U. S. weathernauts stationed on the moon are accused of attacking Anna Soblova, a Russian citizen manning the Soviet lunar station. The situation becomes critical, and the American Weather Director, Harold Quonset, decides to replace the two male weathernauts with a married couple. Peter Mattemore, the only eligible man for the job, is persuaded to marry astronomer Eileen Forbes, although she stipulates that they are to be married in name only. On the moon, Peter and Eileen find the two bewildered, half-crazed U. S. weathernauts, as well as the voluptuous Anna and her unmarried moon companion, Igor. Peter helps settle a squabble between Anna and Igor, and the two couples celebrate with "instant vodka." Later, the badly hungover Peter is informed by Earth that the two Russians are suspected of having planted a bomb in the U. S. weather station. Although the threat passes, another crisis develops when Anna discloses that she is pregnant, and Igor agrees to marry her. The Russians exult in the news that the first baby born on the moon will be a Russian. However, Eileen reveals that she persuaded Anna to feign pregnancy in order to trick Igor into marriage. Peter enthusiastically agrees with Eileen to compete with the Soviets for the distinction of becoming the first moon parents, and, with peace restored, the world awaits the results of the contest. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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