British beat group Herman's Hermits, on tour in the USA, is offered an opportunity to have a spaceship named after the group. Several people seem to care whether it happens or not.


Arthur Lubin


Robert E. Kent (as James B. Gordon)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Noone ... Herman (as Peter Blair Noone)
Karl Green Karl Green ... Karl
Keith Hopwood Keith Hopwood ... Keith
Derek Leckenby Derek Leckenby ... Derek
Barry Whitwam Barry Whitwam ... Barry
Shelley Fabares ... Louisa Page
Sue Ane Langdon ... Cecilie Bannister
Herbert Anderson ... Ed Lindquist
Bernard Fox ... Dudley Hawks
Harry Hickox ... Colby Grant
Hortense Petra Hortense Petra ... Henrietta Page
Mickey Deems Mickey Deems ... Publicist
Ray Kellogg ... Detective #1
John Hart ... Detective #2
Phil Arnold ... Photographer


The US State Department is facing a PR nightmare. As the astronauts on the next Gemini mission were unable to come up with the name for the space craft for luck as is custom, they allowed their children to come up with the name. Their choice: Herman's Hermits. The fact that Herman's Hermits is a rock band is the lesser of the problems, the bigger one being that they are not even American, but British, evoking the Revolutionary War. Colby Grant with the State Department assigns Cape Kennedy Space Center scientist Ed Lindquist, who he believes is the source of the problem in allowing it to happen, to follow the band on their current first ever American tour in order for them to spin this problem effectively, Ed, a middle age white man, who is frustrated by this assignment in having no idea about the band or their music. Beyond the lads wanting to experience life in the States unencumbered, Ed has the additional problems of getting through Dudley Hawks, the band's manager who is the only... Written by Huggo

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Destination way way way out! - The beauties, the beats and the bikinis have one hullabaloo of a rendezvous! See more »


Musical | Comedy


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When singing 'Where Were You When I needed You' supposedly live early in the film none of the 'Hermits' are actually singing into their microphones. See more »


Herman: [singing] Would've been, Should've been, Could've been a wild love.
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28 November 2002 | by andyb-4See all my reviews

This film is not to be missed, because it is surely a candidate for the worst film of all time. It has the look and feel of the Batman TV series, but is nowhere near as interesting or funny.

The humour is purile at best and the music defies belief. And I like 60's music. After watching this turkey, EVERY modern film looks like Citizen Kane.

If the budget for this film was more than $100, I want to know what they blew it all on.

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22 June 1966 (Iran) See more »

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Hold On! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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