Beyond the Stars 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.
This is one of my favorite movies
Beyond the Stars I found this movie very enjoyable. It is the type of movie you might find in the “Under $5” bin and after watching think “Wow, how did this movie get overlooked?”
I found the relationships handled very well. Father/son Future stepmother/stepson NASA engineer vs. NASA pilot conflict Boyfriend/girlfriend
I found Slater very believable and thought he and D’Abo played very well together as bf/gf. I thought Foxsworth and Sheen’s confrontation was the highlight of the movie.
F.Murray Abraham shines in his small role also.
The only weak part of this movie, for me, is the scifi thrown in near the end. I bought the movie looking for scifi. I feel in love with the drama, then found myself wishing they left the scifi out at the end and stuck to the well done drama.
Don’t miss this one if you can find it. Very emotional movie
Great old movie