5.2/10
969
15 user

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 »

Director:

David Saperstein
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Twisted (1986)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

One evening the Collins find their maid Mrs. Murdock at the end of their steps: dead, neck broken. Obviously she had an accident. Consequently they need a new babysitter for an upcoming big... See full summary »

Director: Adam Holender
Stars: Lois Smith, Christian Slater, Dina Merrill
Desperate for Love (TV Movie 1989)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The story of murder among a trio of teenagers after a boy breaks up with a girl and she runs into the arms of his vulnerable best friend.

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Christian Slater, Tammy Lauren, Brian Bloom
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Juan is a young Spanish man whose dream is to become one of the famous toreros. When he was caught making an illegal (and in fact for the real torero life endangering) night bullfight with ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Elorrieta
Stars: Christopher Rydell, Sharon Stone, Ana Torrent
Cold Steel (1987)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

On Christmas Eve Johnny Modine's father is murdered by a psycho cut-throat. The cop swears bloody revenge, though he's taken off the case. He doesn't suspect yet that he's also target in a ... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Ann Puzo
Stars: Brad Davis, Sharon Stone, Jonathan Banks
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A murder mystery writer misreads the nervous man he bullies in a spooky Hollywood mansion.

Director: Charles Finch
Stars: Dylan McDermott, Tom Sizemore, Sharon Stone
Charlie (Video 1983)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Sharon Stone
Kuffs (1992)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

George Kuffs didn't finish high-school, just lost his job and his girlfriend who still is in college is pregnant. Since he can't see how he can support her, he thinks she is better off ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce A. Evans
Stars: Christian Slater, Milla Jovovich, Ric Roman Waugh
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waver. The longer he takes to do the job, the more difficult it becomes.

Director: Roy London
Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Sharon Stone, Forest Whitaker
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young avid skateboarder uncovers a government conspiracy while investigating his adoptive brother's mysterious death.

Director: Graeme Clifford
Stars: Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Richard Herd
Julian Po (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out his reason for moving in frustration.

Director: Alan Wade
Stars: Christian Slater, Robin Tunney, Michael Parks
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan (TV Movie 1986)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The career of Detective Michael Ryan becomes complicated by the penchant of his well-to-do socialite wife to meddle in police matters. Ashley Hamilton Ryan witnesses a murder, and with the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter H. Hunt
Stars: Sharon Stone, Robert Desiderio, Joseph Maher
Scissors (1991)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After a young woman is attacked in the elevator she meets her neighbours (two brothers) for the first time. One of the brothers has a secret, the other has a crush on her. Her analyst tries... See full summary »

Director: Frank De Felitta
Stars: Sharon Stone, Steve Railsback, Ronny Cox
Edit

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)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

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 »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Taken (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

That's What Love Can Do
Performed by Angelo
Written by Leslie Pearl
Produced by John Lombardo, Marc Fantini, Steffan Fantini
Courtesy of Finger Songs, BMI
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
You don't have to be a rocket scientist .... to know this is a dud ........
28 April 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Failed mish-mash of adolescent drama, preachy ecologic messages, and very weak sci-fi. The astronaut scenes on the moon look like they were filmed for a "Saturday Night Live" episode. In other words, all credibility flies out the window. Christian Slater as the aspiring astronaut, idolizes astronaut Martin Sheen who returned from the moon with a secret. The script is simplistic, preachy, and contrived. The relationship problems are simplistic, preachy, and boring. Throw in a jab at NASA for layoffs, a save the whales message, a moon crater no deeper than a backyard swimming pool, and finally the no surprise ending, and you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know this is a dud. - MERK


2 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed