- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 27, 2004
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case - Checkpoint
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Surround - English
- Dolby Surround - French
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Ryan Todd & Ryan Todd|
|Performer:||Cathy Moriarty & Eric Schweig|
|Directed by||Peter Medak|
|Edited by||Anne V. Coates|
|Screenwriting by||Finn Taylor & Jeffrey D. Brown|
|Composition by||Randy Edelman|
|Produced by||Youssef Vahabzadeh & Robert Schaffel|
|Director of Photography:||Thomas Kloss|
|Executive Production by||Robert Benedetti|
In 1969, just as the Apollo 11 astronauts are about to journey to the moon, science teacher Washington Bellamy (Ted Danson) decides to take his 11-year-old son Andy (Ryan Todd) on a road trip until their 1949 Pontiac Chief has the same mileage as the distance between the Earth and the Moon. Meanwhile Washington's reclusive wife Katherine (Mary Steenburgen) stays at home struggling with her fear of the outside world--until the miraculous moon landing reignites the entire family's capacity for joy and wonder.
Inspired by the Apollo moon landing, Washington Bellamy, an oddball teacher and frustrated husband, comes up with a wacky idea: he'll take his son on a roadtrip to Spires of the Moon National Park, a voyage with the same mileage between the earth to the moon. His neurotic wife must confront her own anxieties, especially an extreme case of agoraphobia, to follow them cross-country. While on the road, the family learns new things about each other, and before long, gains a newfound sense of love and respect.
Adventure | Family Interaction | Self-Discovery | On-The-Road | Nostalgic | Heartwarming | Theatrical Release | Families | 1960s | Fathers And Sons
- Filmed in Deluxe color.
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