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Beyond the Stars (1989)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Drama  |  31 March 1989 (USA)
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This Sci-Fi Drama centers around the teen-age Eric, son of a computer scientist who worked for the Apollo mission which sent the first human to the moon. Eric, determined to become an ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Paul Andrews
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Eric Michaels
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Richard Michaels
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Laurie McCall
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Mara Simons
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Dr. Harry Bertram - the Whale Man
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Phil Clawson (as Don Davis)
William S. Taylor ...
Dr. Willis (as William Taylor)
Babs Chula ...
Anne Michaels
Terence Kelly ...
Al Fletcher (as Terrence Kelly)
Freda Perry ...
Cynthia Rogers
Campbell Lane ...
Alex Stamas
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Hal Simon (as William Davis)
Ilena Cary ...
Ellie Keller
Robert Benedetti ...
Voice of NASA (voice) (as Bob Benedetti)
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This Sci-Fi Drama centers around the teen-age Eric, son of a computer scientist who worked for the Apollo mission which sent the first human to the moon. Eric, determined to become an astronaut himself one day, befriends Paul Andrews, the thirteenth man on the moon. Paul is avoided by other astronauts nowadays, because he was very rude and rebuffing when he returned from space. Only slowly Eric learns that Paul discovered something, during his excursion on the moon, that he keeps as a secret. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Goofs

An early scene shows Laurie driving Eric from Portland, Oregon, to Cedar Bay, Oregon. They cross a major waterway on a 3-lane suspension bridge. The only waterway that big near Portland is the Columbia River; if you cross it you are in Washington, and the only bridges are Interstate highway bridges with more than 3 lanes. (It's actually the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver.) See more »

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(Closing quote) "In honor of their heroic deeds and the sacrifices they made so that all of humanity might someday walk among the stars." See more »

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Referenced in Taken (2002) See more »

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Valentino
Performed by La Famiglia
Written by John Lombardo
Courtesy of Finger Songs, BMI
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Great old movie
21 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first reviewer wants every movie to be an academy award winner. This movie is way better and more meaningful. I saw it years ago and would like to find it on my rental stores shelves someday, I would rent it in an instant. Good message and great performances. Well worth the time to watch. Sometimes these little TV movies are just what you're looking for on a Friday night. Even if the ending leaves a bit of thought, sometimes this grey type of ending is what is called for. Makes you kind of think of the message you read into the movie. Not all good movies have perfect endings, perfect performances or perfect editing. If you can overlook some minor flaws you will enjoy this movie.


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