A young paraplegic wants to escape the bonds of gravity by going into outer space.



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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Hepp
Danny Pearson
Philip Akin ...
Bill Pearson
Mr. Shaeffer
Fran Gebhard ...
Jason's Mom
Deborah Grover ...
Barbara Pearson
Alex Laurier ...
Jason's Dad
Bob LeChapelle ...
Bus Driver
George Merner ...
Senator Bean
Marsha Moreau ...
Amy Pearson
Ada Morris ...
Senator's Assistant
Mr. McDowell


An unconventional science teacher encourages her wheelchair-bound student in his dream to become an astronaut, so he can be free of the limitations of gravity--to "walk on air". But will his overprotective parents and skeptical NASA administrators permit him to go? Written by yortsnave

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17 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Wonderworks: Walking on Air  »

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Touching, but....
29 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very good 1 hour "After School Special", but I have one problem with it. It is obvious that the purpose of this movie is to inspire children with physical disabilities and to motivate them! This is good, however the movie goes too far! I believe that everyone has a purpose in life and we all have the ability to achieve, but the events that take place in this movie are too extreme! Although I really like this movie, and it brings tears to my eyes, it is fiction! If you want to see movies that will inspire you, based on fact and that are TRUE! >> Try "Miracle In Lane 2", "My Dog Skip" or "Mermaid".

Like I said, this is a good movie, but not a good motivational tool!

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