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The American Astronaut (2001)

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Release Date
• USA: Oct 5, 2001
• UK: 1 Feb 2002
DVD Release Date
• R1: Feb 22, 2005

Official Website:
The American Astronaut Website

Running Time
1 hour, 33 minutes

Country USA

Studio BNS

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Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Musical, Space, Futuristic

Tagline: Space is a lonely town.

Plot: Space travel has become a dirty way of life dominated by derelicts, grease monkeys, thieves, and hard-boiled interplanetary traders such as Samuel Curtis (Cory McAbee), an astronaut from Earth who deals in a rare goods, living or otherwise.

His mission begins with the unlikely delivery of a cat to a small outer-belt asteroid saloon where he meets his former dance partner, and renowned interplanetary fruit thief, the Blueberry Pirate (Joshua Taylor). As payment for his delivery of the cat, Curtis receives a homemade cloning device already in the process of creating a creature most rare in this space quadrant...a Real Live Girl.

At the suggestion of the Blueberry Pirate, Curtis takes the Real Live Girl to Jupiter where women have long been a mystery. There, he proposes a trade with the owner of Jupiter: the Real Live Girl clone for the Boy Who Actually Saw A Woman’s Breast (Gregory Russell Cook). The Boy Who Actually Saw A Woman’s Breast is regarded as royalty on the all-male mining planet of Jupiter because of his unique and exotic contact with a woman. It is Curtis’ intention to take The Boy to Venus and trade him for the remains of Johnny R., a man who spent his lifetime serving as a human stud for the Southern belles of Venus, a planet populated only by women. Upon returning

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 Directed by
Cory McAbee
Land of the Blind, The Guatemalan Handshake, Charlie the Ox
 Written by
Cory McAbee
Land of the Blind, The Guatemalan Handshake, Charlie the Ox
Cory McAbee
Land of the Blind, The Guatemalan Handshake, Charlie the Ox
Rocco Sisto
Donnie Brasco, Frequency, After Hours
Greg Russell Cook
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James Ransone
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Tom Aldredge
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