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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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David Saperstein
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Sheen ... Paul Andrews
Christian Slater ... Eric Michaels
Robert Foxworth ... Richard Michaels
Sharon Stone ... Laurie McCall
Olivia d'Abo ... Mara Simons
F. Murray Abraham ... Dr. Harry Bertram - the Whale Man
Don S. Davis ... 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 Freda Perry ... Cynthia Rogers
Campbell Lane ... Alex Stamas
William B. Davis ... Hal Simon (as William Davis)
Ilena Cary Ilena Cary ... Ellie Keller
Robert Benedetti Robert Benedetti ... Voice of NASA (voice) (as Bob Benedetti)
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Storyline

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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Sci-Fi | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Personal Choice See more »

Filming Locations:

Huntsville, Alabama, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Crazy Credits

(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 »

Soundtracks

Valentino
Performed by La Famiglia
Written by John Lombardo
Courtesy of Finger Songs, BMI
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Superb movie!!!
26 April 2007 | by scvidoSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie for the first time when i was 15 in SPAIN/Madrid and i never forgot the movie.

now at 29 years old i finally managed to purchased a DVD copy once and for all, i had tears when watching this one, it is an excellent movie and i will never understand why people bashed it.

this is possibly one of the best and most emotional movies from Martin Sheen acting here is top notch, Christian Slater and all the others are very good too. sure there are bit of cliché' here and there but no movie is ever perfect is it?

i assure you by the end of the movie you will be so impressed as long as you keep an open mind.

this for me scores 9/10

and please, if you ever get the chance, rent it or buy it.

WORTH IT! 100%


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