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Beyond the Sea (11-Sep-2004)

Director: Kevin Spacey

Writers: Kevin Spacey; Lewis Colick

Producers: Arthur E. Friedman; Andy Paterson; Jan Fantl; Kevin Spacey

Keywords: Drama, Biography

Nonlinear musical biography of singer Bobby Darin, structured as an older Darin discussing aspects of his life with the child Darin, collaborating together on a film. Kevin Spacey cast himself in the title role at age 44, performing Darin's songs himself. Darin married and divorced actress Sandra Dee; he died from an ongoing heart ailment at the young age of 37.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Caroline Aaron
Actor
7-Aug-1952   Character actress, 1980s to present
Brenda Blethyn
Actor
20-Feb-1946   Secrets & Lies
Kate Bosworth
Actor
2-Jan-1983   Wonderland
John Goodman
Actor
20-Jun-1952   King Ralph
Bob Hoskins
Actor
26-Oct-1942 29-Apr-2014 Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Greta Scacchi
Actor
18-Feb-1960   The Player
Kevin Spacey
Actor
26-Jul-1959   The Usual Suspects

CAST

Kevin Spacey   ...   Bobby Darin
Kate Bosworth   ...   Sandra Dee
John Goodman   ...   Steve Blauner
Bob Hoskins   ...   Charlie Cassotto Maffia
Brenda Blethyn   ...   Polly Cassotto
Greta Scacchi   ...   Mary Duvan
Caroline Aaron   ...   Nina Cassotto Maffia
Peter Cincotti   ...   Dick Behrke
Michael Byrne   ...   Dr. Andretti
Matt Rippy   ...   David Gershenson
Gary Whelan   ...   Jules Podell
And Introducing
William Ullrich   ...   Little Bobby
Jake Broder   ...   1st Assistant Director
Tayfun Bademsoy   ...   Ahmet Ertegun
Tomas Spencer   ...   Delivery Guy
Tom Mannion   ...   Movie Set Reporter
Marcus Brigstocke   ...   Radio Host
Curtis Victor   ...   Dodd Mitchell Cassotto (11 Years)
Enrique Alberto Saunders   ...   Dodd Mitchell Cassotto (6 Years)
Vinzenz Kiefer   ...   Las Vegas Bellhop
Harvey Friedman   ...   Sandra Dee's Make-up Artist
Andrew James Laws   ...   Director
Torben Liebrecht   ...   1st Trumpet Player
Jeffrey Mittleman   ...   Bass Guitarist
Toni Nissl   ...   Drummer
Clayton Nemrow   ...   Guitarist
Andreas Renell   ...   Ralph Edwards
Mathew Burton   ...   Producer
Natalie O'Hara   ...   Script Supervisor
Sabine Winterfeldt   ...   Costume Designer
Richie Gibson   ...   Production Assistant
Lorenzo Fruzza   ...   Production Assistant
René Ifrah   ...   2nd Assistant Director
Martin Arno   ...   Sound Mixer
Howard Cooper   ...   Sound Engineer
Joseph Sumner   ...   Sound Assistant
J. J. Straub   ...   Friend of Charlie
Holly Jane Rahlens   ...   Friend of Nina
Cornell Adams   ...   Bobby's World Player
Wil Röttgen   ...   Bodyguard
Mehmet Yilmez   ...   Bodyguard
Tim Williams   ...   Bodyguard
Turgay Manduz   ...   Bodyguard
Orhan Guner   ...   Bodyguard
Alberto Fortuzzi   ...   Kitchen Waiter
Megan Gay   ...   Nanny
Shaun Lawton   ...   Italian Movie Director
Vittorio Alfieri   ...   Italian Bellhop
Peter Cotton   ...   Safari Club Heckler
Maria Schuster   ...   Heckler's Date
Jhonny Challah   ...   Safari Club Drummer
Ricky Watson   ...   Copa Waiter
Amadeus Martin-Reid   ...   George Kirby
Georg Schramm   ...   Variety Show Host 1
Sam Douglas   ...   Variety Show Host 2
John Keogh   ...   Journalist
Joel Kirby   ...   Journalist
Andy Gatjen   ...   Journalist
Gabriel Walsh   ...   Journalist
Andrew Weale   ...   Journalist
Michael Traynor   ...   Mourner
Joost Siedhoff   ...   Mourner
Dancers
Leon Alderton   ...   Dancer
Gary Amers   ...   Dancer
Chris Bailey   ...   Dancer
Paul Basleigh   ...   Dancer
Jeffrey Broadhurst   ...   Dancer
Anna Jane Casey   ...   Dancer
Vikki Coote   ...   Dancer
Lara Costa   ...   Dancer
Simon Coulthard   ...   Dancer
Phyllida Crowley-Smith   ...   Dancer
Francesco D'Astici   ...   Dancer
Simone De La Rue   ...   Dancer
Kathryn Dunn   ...   Dancer
Gavin Eden   ...   Dancer
Adrian Edmeades   ...   Dancer
Matt Flint   ...   Dancer
Melanie Gage   ...   Dancer
Jason Gardiner   ...   Dancer
Rebecca Giacopazzi   ...   Dancer
Roberto Giuffrida   ...   Dancer
Charlotte Gorton   ...   Dancer
Gillian Grueber   ...   Dancer
Arthur Gurunlian   ...   Dancer
Zoe Hardman   ...   Dancer
Melissa Hetherington   ...   Dancer
Sean Martin Hingston   ...   Dancer
Denise Holland   ...   Dancer
Joann M. Hunter   ...   Dancer
Barnaby Ingram   ...   Dancer
Damian Jackson   ...   Dancer
Jacqui Jameson   ...   Dancer
Chris Jarvis   ...   Dancer
Laura Jayne   ...   Dancer
Pip Jordan   ...   Dancer
Simon Karaiskos   ...   Dancer
Gavin Lee   ...   Dancer
Shannon Lewis   ...   Dancer
Fergus Logan   ...   Dancer
Nunzio Lombardo   ...   Dancer
Mari MacKenzie   ...   Dancer
Alec Mann   ...   Dancer
Scott Marshall   ...   Dancer
Magdalena Maslik   ...   Dancer
Carol Lee Meadows   ...   Dancer
Helen Otway   ...   Dancer
Alastair Postlethwaite   ...   Dancer
Kimmi Richards   ...   Dancer
Paul Robinson   ...   Dancer
Jake Samuels   ...   Dancer
Tom Sapsford   ...   Dancer
Wolfgang Schwingler   ...   Dancer
Craig Scott   ...   Dancer
Aaron Sillis   ...   Dancer
Spencer Soloman   ...   Dancer
Natalie Somerville   ...   Dancer
Alex Splendore   ...   Dancer
Lorraine Stewart   ...   Dancer
Summer Strallen   ...   Dancer
Scarlett Strallen   ...   Dancer
Tristan Temple   ...   Dancer
Suzanne Thomas   ...   Dancer
Barnaby Thompson   ...   Dancer
Emma Tunmore   ...   Dancer
Ian Waller   ...   Dancer
Simon Williams   ...   Dancer

REVIEWS

Review by anonymous (posted on 29-Jan-2007)

Beyond the Sea was a wonderful movie and I thought Kevin Spacey played Bobby Darin remarkably well. I too felt he was Bobby Darin. I believe that Spacey didn't get enough credit when the movie was first made. It didn't even come to our theatre where I live. His portrayal was magnificent. The love scenes with Kate were so romantic and wonderful too. and I watch and watch the movie over & over again Spacey's singing and dancing and directing and producting were wonderful. I have the DVD and the soundtrack and when I play the soundtrack my husband actually thinks that it is Bobby Darin singing when I play it. I think Spacey is a wonderful actor and has a charming sex appeal and I love to watch his movies; but I think Beyond the Sea was the best!! I wish he'd make some cd's of his singing some of Darin's other songs, as a matter of fact I wish he would make more vocals of a lot of the 60's music. I think that because Spacey's mother was such a Darin fan the movie may have been a work of love in her memory. That's just my thought, the movie is magnetic for me and I love to watch it! I can't get enough of it,


Review by Carol G. Hanlon (posted on 21-Mar-2005)

I have just seen Beyond the Sea for the second time and could see it again and again. Kevin Spacey is sensational! His direction and acting abilities are astounding. I felt like I was seeing Bobby Darin on stage again. Mr. Spacey's voice is wonderful and his portrayal of Bobby Darin should have received much more attention than it got when the film originally came out. Perhaps the film title could have been different. At any rate, I give this 4 Stars!<


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