What Goes Up

What Goes Up (2009)

A Different Class of Misfits

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2009-05-29
  • User Rating: 5.3/10 from 30 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Tree Kings Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jonathan Glatzer
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Set in the mid-80s, when a reporter is sent to cover the Challenger Space Shuttle launch only to become mixed up in the lives of some local students.

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  • Steve Coogan

    as Campbell Babbitt
  • Hilary Duff

    as Lucy Diamond
  • Olivia Thirlby

    as Tess Sullivan
  • Josh Peck

    as Jim Lement
  • Molly Shannon

    as Penelope Little
  • Brett Kelly

    as Blastoff! Chorus
  • Molly Price

    as Donna Arbetter
  • Max Hoffman

    as Fenster Itski
  • Sarah Lind

    as Peggy Popoladopolous
  • Laura Carswell

    as Lute Lement
  • Ingrid Nilson

    as Ann
  • Andrea Brooks

    as Sue
  • Andrew Wheeler

    as Principal Person
  • Gabrielle Rose

    as Mrs. Bridigan
  • Colleen Rennison

    as Sylvia
  • Aubrey Mozino

    as Blyth
  • Alexia Fast

    as Hannah (uncredited)
  • Kendra Waldman

    as Dusty Drake
  • Aaron Brooks

    as Ezra
  • Barry Greene

    as Sam Calalluci
  • Levi Sochet

    as Sam Calalluci (voice)
  • Katie Messina

    as Gina
  • Alana Husband

    as Angela
  • Barbara Greenbaum

    as Librarian
  • Brenna O'Brien

    as Diminutive Girl
  • Aiden Lane Robson

    as Gustave Person
  • David Allan Pearson

    as Grease Monkey
  • Jilena Cori

    as Mrs. Person
  • Patricia Drake

    as Mrs. Itski
  • Ashley Whillans

    as Blastoff! Chorus
  • Calum Worthy

    as Blastoff! Chorus
  • Advah Soudack

    as Blastoff! Chorus
  • Robin Eder-Warren

    as Blastoff! Chorus
Directing Jonathan Glatzer Director
Writing Jonathan Glatzer Writer
Writing Robert C. Lawson Writer