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Beyond the Stars (1989)

PG | | Sci-Fi, Drama | 31 March 1989 (USA)
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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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)
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Anne Michaels
Terence Kelly ...
Al Fletcher (as Terrence Kelly)
Freda Perry ...
Cynthia Rogers
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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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This is one of my favorite movies
15 May 2005 | by (Chicagoland) – See all my reviews

Unlike the other commenter, I found this movie very enjoyable. It is the type of movie you might find in the "Under $5" bin and after watching think "Wow, how did this movie get overlooked?"

I found the relationships handled very well. Father/son Future stepmother/stepson NASA engineer vs. NASA pilot conflict Boyfriend/girlfriend

I found Slater very believable and thought he and D'Abo played very well together as bf/gf. I thought Foxsworth and Sheen's confrontation was the highlight of the movie.

F.Murray Abraham shines in his small role also.

The only weak part of this movie, for me, is the scifi thrown in near the end. I bought the movie looking for scifi. I feel in love with the drama, then found myself wishing they left the scifi out at the end and stuck to the well done drama.

Don't miss this one if you can find it. Very emotional movie, IMHO.


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