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Sometimes the journey of becoming a family can be as difficult as going to the moon.
An absent-minded-professor father and his son bond during a symbolic road trip through the Western U.S... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ted Danson ... Washington Bellamy

Mary Steenburgen ... Katherine Bellamy
Ryan Todd ... Andy Bellamy

Eric Schweig ... Ernest Ironplume

Cathy Moriarty ... Lorraine

Max Gail ... Jerome Bellamy

Lisa Jane Persky ... Alicia Frank
J.C. Quinn ... Bartender

John Schuck ... Officer

Don Swayze ... Local
Gene Borkan ... Trucker with Cigarettes
Ron Burke ... Ranger
Ramsey Ellis ... School Kid
Frank Carl Fisher Jr. ... Fred Frook
Suzanne Ircha ... Waitress
Dewey Kellogg ... Trucker with Broken Axle
James Oscar Lee ... Buffalo Bar Singer
Tamara Wilcox-Smith ... Buffalo Bar Singer

Keith MacKechnie ... Gas Station Attendant
E.B. Myers ... Gas Station Attendant
Bobby Joe McFadden ... Drunk
Richard Ohtsuka ... Extra Kid
Leslie Ryan ... Auburn

Arthur Senzy ... Mechanic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Auriemma ... Boy in Saloon (uncredited)

Basil Hoffman ... Car Buyer (uncredited)
Heaven Peabody ... School Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Medak 
Writing credits
Finn Taylor (story)

Finn Taylor (screenplay) &
Jeffrey D. Brown (screenplay) (as Jeffrey Brown)

Produced by
Robert Benedetti .... executive producer
Jeffrey D. Brown .... executive producer
Ted Danson .... executive producer
Sharon Roesler .... co-producer
Robert Schaffel .... producer
Finn Taylor .... associate producer
Youssef Vahabzadeh .... producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Cinematography by
Thomas Kloss 
Film Editing by
Anne V. Coates 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Production Design by
Jeffrey Beecroft 
Art Direction by
William Ladd Skinner 
Set Decoration by
Robert J. Franco 
Carew Papritz 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
Makeup Department
John M. Elliott Jr. .... makeup department head
Christine M. Guararra .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Steve Barnett .... unit production manager
George Goodman .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Newt Arnold .... first assistant director
Paul Baxley .... second unit director
J. Stephen Buck .... first assistant director
Cellin Gluck .... second assistant director
Robin R. Oliver .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ron Ashmore .... paint supervisor
Jeff Brown .... greens coordinator
Richie Hall .... property master
Allan Johnson .... construction gang boss
Sean Skelding .... set dresser
Rick Toone .... property master
Helen Wilson .... draper
D.W. Kann .... swing gang (uncredited)
Sound Department
Elton Ahi .... sound engineer
Elton Ahi .... sound mixer
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor
Gregg Baxter .... supervising sound editor
Ed Callahan .... sound editor
Paul Timothy Carden .... adr supervisor
Paul Timothy Carden .... dialogue supervisor
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor
David Gertz .... foley mixer
Wayne Heitman .... re-recording mixer
Nicholas James .... dialogue editor
Jaya Jayaraja .... cable person (as J.R. Ramalingham)
Tony Lamberti .... sound effects editor
Philip D. Morrill .... assistant sound editor
Thomas O'Neil Younkman .... first assistant editor
Mark Ormandy .... additional sound
Kim H. Ornitz .... sound mixer
Bill Voigtlander .... adr editor
Rick Waddell .... sound mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Kam Cooney .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Jim Aupperle .... plate supervisor
Mark Franco .... visual effects executive producer: The Post Group
Rocco Gioffre .... matte artist
Ted Rae .... digital matte artist
Brian Hanable .... digital effects compositor (uncredited)
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts
Craig Baxley Jr. .... stunts
Gary Baxley .... stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunt coordinator
Kenneth John Borland Jr. .... stunts
John Borland .... stunts
Garet Arthur Gluck .... stunts
Marian Green .... stunts (as Marion Green)
Rusty Hanson .... stunts
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunts
Michael Sax .... stunts
Mario Simon .... stunt driver
Steve Vandeman .... stunts
Brian J. Williams .... stunts: water safety
Eddie Yansick .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Adler .... electrician
James 'Spud' Danicic .... second assistant "a" camera / Steadicam first a.c.
Peter Drinco .... key grip
Josh Medak .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Osborn Jr. .... director of photography: second unit
Randy Paik .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Martin Weight .... video assist operator
Clifton Dance .... electrician (uncredited)
Larry Markart .... video playback (uncredited)
Randell L. Rowlett .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susanna Griffith .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachel Heilpern .... costumer
Austin Myers .... costume supervisor
Luke Reichle .... assistant costume designer
Rebeka L. Roberts .... costume ager/dyer
Peggy A. Schnitzer .... costumer
Mary Elizabeth Still .... costumer
Editorial Department
Christopher Cibelli .... first assistant editor
Michael Reynolds .... apprentice editor
Robb Sullivan .... assistant editor
Robert Sullivan .... assistant film editor
Location Management
Steve Knisely .... location manager
Beth Melnick .... location manager
Alan Noel Vega .... location manager
Paul Wilson .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Joanie Diener .... music editor
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer
Irl Sanders .... scoring crew
Andrew Silver .... preview music editor
Joseph R. Thygesen .... assistant music editor
Graham Walker .... music production supervisor
Transportation Department
'Wild Bill' Laczko .... transportation
Mario Simon .... transportation coordinator
William Smallwood .... driver: production van
Other crew
Newell Alexander .... voice-over
Derek Barton .... voice-over
Mitch Carter .... voice-over (as Mitch David Carter)
Mick Dalrymple .... production coordinator
Joan Eisenberg .... unit publicist
Erin Empey-Baxter .... production secretary
Asher Garfinkel .... assistant to director
Tiby Kantrowitz .... stand-in
Sheldon Katz .... production accountant
Pat Larkin .... horse wrangler
Pat Larkin .... wrangler: horse & donkey
Rock LeRoy .... caterer
Adam Mann .... production assistant
Peter McKernan .... aerial coordinator
Christy Powers .... additional medic (uncredited)
Jon Proudstar .... stand-in
Renate Schneuer .... script supervisor
Tony Venezia .... title compositor
Andrew Reid .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for language
108 min
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Whoopi Goldberg was originally set to star as Katherine Bellamy. At the time, Goldberg was dating Ted Danson who would later marry her replacement in the film Mary Steenburgen.See more »
Continuity: Andy fires paper cups out of his bedroom window, leaves it open then moves to another window and climbs out on to the roof. The first window is now shown shut.See more »


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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Love this movie, 19 September 2005
Author: gm_muse from United States

As a movie collector for decades who considers himself very critical & picky about films, I can't help myself, I love this movie. Yeah, it's maybe a little far-fetched or corny sometimes but there isn't a second of it that's not enjoyable – it's just too charming and well directed with exactly that effect in mind, and with a beautiful musical score, superb cinematography and a tight script. I think Ted Danson possibly gives his best performance ever as Washington Bellamy, an enraptured-with-knowledge elementary school teacher who also collects beautifully oddball classic cars. The story line described above about trying to match the distance the Apollo crew travels by simultaneously driving over a large part of the country to the Spires of the Moon National Park is already a remarkably charming idea. This will be his "one perfect act" as he brings his very cute young boy with him, leaving behind an quirky paranoid wife who is always afraid to leave the house. Mary Steenburgen plays this part with superb humor as she sets off after her husband and son. Of course, interesting adventures and troubles occur during the journeys but it's Washington's never failing enthusiasm for life and its wonders that really make the film's ideas all work. I've watched this film a number of times and will watch it again into old age and when I'm no longer able to enjoy it I'll be ready to die.

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