The American Astronaut
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2001
Director: Cory McAbee
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 782891-001198
Running time: 1:31 (91 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Widescreen 1.85:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: February 22, 2005
Collection type: Owned (#3176)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 01, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
SPACE TRAVEL HAS BECOME A DIRTY WAY OF LIFE dominated by derelicts, grease monkeys, and hard-boiled interplanetary traders such as Samuel Curtis. Written, directed, and starring Cory McAbee of the legendary cult band The Billy Nayer Show, this sci-fi, musical western uses flinty black and white photography, rugged Lo-Fi sets and the spirit of the final frontier. We follow Curtis on his Homeric journey to provide the all-female planet of Venus with a suitable male, while pursued by an enigmatic killer, Professor Hess. The film features music by The Billy Nayer Show and some of the most original rock 'n' roll scenes ever committed to film.
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Genres
Musical
Comedy
Science-Fiction
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Commodore Films
 • BNS Productions
 • Facets Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
Crew
Direction
Cory McAbee....Director
Writing
Cory McAbee....Original Material By
Production
Robert Lurie....Producer
William Perkins....Producer
Joshua Taylor....Producer
Cinematography
W. Mott Hupfel III....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Pete Beaudreau....Film Editor
Sound
Mary Ellen Porto....Sound Editor
Art
Geoff Tuttle....Production Designer
Bentley Wood....Art Director
Cast
Cory McAbee....Samuel Curtis/Silver Miner
Rocco Sisto....Professor Heiss
Greg Russell Cook....The Boy
Annie Golden....Cloris
James Ransone....Bodysuit
Joshua Taylor....Blueberry Pirate
Tom Aldredge....Old Man
Peter McRobbie....Lee Vilensky
Bill Buell....Eddie
Mark Manley....Henchman #1 (Hey Boy!)
Ned Sublette....Henchman #2 (Hey Boy!)
Joseph McKenna....Doorman
Doug McKean....Silver Miner Jake
Melissa Wilder....Lady Venus