Beyond the Stars DVD 2002.
This Movie is almost one for the children,but as I buy everything Martin Sheen appears in I was curious to see what it was like. Christian Slater plays a teenager who is obsessed with Space exploration,but his father is not to keen as he was laid off by one of the Multi Nationals involved in Space Exploration a few years previously. During the course of moving around with his fathers work Slater meets a local girl,who in turn introduces him to an ex Astronaut(Paul Wright played by Martin Sheen)who has walked on the Moon.At first Wright is reluctant to discuss his previous moon landings, but when he finds out the boy is genuine he starts to bond, and share his experiences. Wright is a heavy drinker, who suffered radiation from his last moon landing, and has only months to live.He does'nt tell the boy this, and they become inseperable.You probably know what happens next, but just to say this is a charming, and pleasant movie which will be enjoyed by all the family, and I think it is well worth a watch. You can get hold of a copy of this DVD very cheaply,and I paid £3.00(Including postage) for my copy, and there seems to be lots of copies available.Read full review