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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)
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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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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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18 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a must see!All his life Eric(played by the magnificent Slater)wants to become a real astronaut,but when a freak accident at school happens,Eric finds himself temporary suspended,his mum decides its an issue that his father has to discuss,so sends him on a flight.When he gets there,his father tries to talk him out of astronomy,but Eric learns that his hero(played by Martin Sheen)lives very close-by,he decides to ask questions,but Sheen is not interested,eventually they form a bond and Eric doesn't realise that he spends more time with Sheen than he does with his father,so this causes arguments amongst the family,this film is definitely worth watching,hence the reason i gave it 8/10.


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