Beyond the Sea


1h 58m 2004

Brief Synopsis

For Bobby Darin, performing was his life. It kept his heart beating. He came alive onstage, even when he was near collapse offstage. From the age of seven, Walden Robert Cassotto--Little Bobby knows the odds are stacked against him. Rheumatic fever has permanently damaged his heart, and he's not exp

Film Details

Also Known As
Bobby Darin, Dream Lover, Dreamer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Kevin O'Shea
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Babelsberg Studios, Germany; England, United Kingdom; California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

For Bobby Darin, performing was his life. It kept his heart beating. He came alive onstage, even when he was near collapse offstage. From the age of seven, Walden Robert Cassotto--Little Bobby knows the odds are stacked against him. Rheumatic fever has permanently damaged his heart, and he's not expected to make it to age fifteen. Bobby's family pour all their energies into caring for him. Bobby's frail heart may be one truth, but his mother Polly, a former singer, introduces her boy to another wonderful truth: music. Music becomes Bobby's bargaining chip against time; he's not only singing, but also playing piano, drums and guitar before he even hits his teens. Music takes him into a world beyond the Bronx, and beyond sickness. It's a world of effortlessly swinging songs, and couples dancing to the lilt of Bobby's voice. Bobby has a plan, and no heart ailment will stop him.

Cast

Turgay Manduz

Ian Waller

Scott Marshall

Gavin Lee

Curtis Victor

Aaron Sillis

Paul Robinson

Matt Rippy

Kate Bosworth

Sam Douglas

Emma Tunmore

Maria Schuster

Suzanne Thomas

Chris Jarvis

Sean Martin Hingston

Sabine Winterfeldt

Simon Williams

Amadeus Martin-reid

Charlotte Gorton

Simon Coulthard

Barnaby Ingram

Cornell Adams

Paul Basleigh

Keith Murrell

Vocals

Kathryn Dunn

Tessa Niles

Vocals

Holly-jane Rahlens

Richie Gibson

Melanie Gage

Tom Sapsford

Lorenzo Fruzza

Vinzenz Kiefer

Gavin Eden

Kimmi Richards

Jacqui Jameson

Gillian Grueber

Carol Kenyan

Vocals

Zoe Hardman

Denise Holland

Mathew Burton

Carol Lee Meadows

Scarlett Strallen

Lara Costa

Tayfun Bademsoy

Arthur Gurunlian

Vittorio Alfieri

Damien Jackson

Clayton Nemrow

Jeffrey Broadhurst

Kevin Spacey

Brenda Blethyn

Spencer Soloman

Alex Splendore

Megan Gay

Jason Gardiner

Shaun Lawton

Tom Mannion

Andy Gatjen

Wil Rottgen

Toni Nissl

Jake Samuels

Rene Ifrah

Adrian Edmeades

Gary Amers

Simon Karaiskos

Bob Hoskins

Simone De La Rue

Magdalena Maslik

William Ullrich

Peter Gilbert Cotton

Shannon Lewis

Helen Otway

Harvey Friedman

Fergus Logan

Orhan Guner

Tim Williams

Mae Mckenna

Vocals

Jeffrey Mittleman

Natalie O'hara

John Keogh

Lorraine Stewart

Vikki Coote

Alec Mann

Anna Jane Casey

Marcus Brigstocke

Martin Arno

John Goodman

Howard Cooper

Greta Scacchi

Alberto Fortuzzi

Roberto Giuffrida

Laura Jayne

Ricky Watson

Leon Alderton

Matt Flint

Joel Kirby

Chris Bailey

Rebecca Giacopazzi

Melissa Hetherington

Andrew Weale

J J Straub

Mick Mullins

Vocals

Margo Buchanan

Vocals

Jake Broder

Georg Schramm

Andreas Renell

Mari Mackenzie

Nunzio Lombardo

Gary Whelan

Derek Green

Vocals

Caroline Aaron

Tomas Spencer

Andrew James Laws

Natalie Somerville

Pip Jordan

Gabriel Walsh

Craig Scott

Phyllida Crowley Smith

Wolfgang Schwingler

Alastair Postlewaite

Summer Strallen

Michael Byrne

Joost Siedhoff

Joseph Sumner

Michael Traynor

Mehmet Yilmaz

Francesco D'astici

Joann M Hunter

Barnaby Thompson

Tristan Temple

Torben Liebrecht

Enrique Alberto Saunders

Johnny Challah

Lance Ellington

Vocals

Peter Cincotti

Crew

Georgina Lockhart Adams

Hair Stylist

Georgina Lockhart Adams

Makeup Artist

Lee Adams

Song

Joseph Alley

Carpenter

Andrea Allroggen

Makeup Artist

Christian Almesberger

Assistant Camera

Samir Alschausky

Painter

Jeanette Apel

Tailor

Michael Apling

Special Effects Technician

Sidney Arodin

Song

Alan Ashby

Plasterer

Rob Ashford

Choreographer

Daniel Ashton

Coordinator

Michel Atanassian

Lighting Technician

Paul Attanasio

Other

William Attaway

Song

Will Ayers

Props

Sergio Ayrosa

Digital Effects

Pavlos Bacharis

Caterer

Jorg Backer

Wardrobe

Anka Baier

Tailor

Alan Bailey

Property Master

Jon Bailey

Music Engineer

Mark Bailey

Construction

Thomas Bandke

Greensman

Giacomo Bargellesi

Digital Effects

Tom Barrow

Sound

Philip Barry Jr.

Coproducer

Lutz Bartschat

Construction

Robert Bartz

Rigging Electrician

Linda Maria Barutzki

Production Assistant

Richard Behrke

Music Arranger

Richard Behrke

Original Music

Kristian Behtke

Plasterer

Harry Belafonte

Song

Sonja Bender

Conceptual Illustrator

Holger Birkelbach

Painter

Heinz Bitte

Construction

Stephan Blankenburg

Carpenter

Steve Blauner

Consultant

Marc Blitzstein

Song

Peter Block

Executive Producer

Peter Blor

Gaffer

Jerry Bock

Song

Thomas Bogdahn

Carpenter

Chris Bolster

Music Engineer

Sven Boneker

Coordinator

Yannick Yves Bonica

Rigging Electrician

Michael Borchert

Carpenter

Frank Born

Painter

Monika Bosch

Painter

John Bowman

Video

Mark Brady

Carpenter

Alan Brandt

Song

Dietke Brandt

Wardrobe

Mattias Braun

Location Scout

Rupert Bray

Location Manager

Bertolt Brecht

Song

Natalie Brenner

Coordinator

Lutz Breuer

Carpenter

Leslie Bricusse

Song

Oliver Brierley

Foley Editor

Stuart Brisdon

Special Effects Supervisor

Shelton Brooks

Song

Chloe Claudia Brown

Makeup Artist

Chloe Claudia Brown

Hair Stylist

Roland Brumme

Carpenter

Dana Brunetti

Coproducer

Peter Burgis

Foley Artist

Jason Burnett

Visual Effects

Michael Burns

Executive Producer

Andy Burrows

Visual Effects

Ingo Buschlepp

Art Department

Karsten Busse

Carpenter

Tilman Buttner

Steadicam Operator

Anna Campeau

Associate Producer

Lorenzo Carcaterra

Other

Malcolm Carlo

Construction

Hoagy Carmichael

Song

Darryl Carter

Carpenter

Mei-ming Casino

Visual Effects Producer

Nick Cervonaro

Music Engineer

David Chase

Music Arranger

David Chase

Original Music

Simon Chase

Sound Editor

David Churchyard

Camera Trainee

James Clarke

Visual Effects

Nigel Clay

Auditor

Kate Coggins

Visual Effects

Joanna Colbert

Casting

Melvyn Coleman

Plasterer

Lewis Colick

Screenplay

Jason Constantine

Executive Producer

Andrew Cottee

Original Music

Andrew Cottee

Music Arranger

Mike Cowler

Visual Effects

Tom Croxon

Music Contractor

Mike Cuddy

Propman

Paul Curren

Painter

Sam Curren

Painter

Kerri Daly

Accountant

Mark Damon

Executive Producer

Andreas Dangeleit

Carpenter

Lothar Dankert

Carpenter

Bobby Darin

Song

Dodd Darin

Book As Source Material

Adrian De Wet

Digital Effects Supervisor

Tom Debenham

Visual Effects Supervisor

Julia Dehoff

Set Designer

Jean-pascal Delevoye

Dailies

Patsy Delord

Production Coordinator

Robert Dibble

Camera Focus Puller

Matthias Dippe

Electrician

Lonnie Donegan

Song

Paul Doogan

Visual Effects

Jonathan Dredge

Visual Effects

Michael Duwel

Art Department

Marcel Dykiert

Extras Casting Assistant

Marco Eckert

Carpenter

Christian Ehlert

Props

Axel Eichhorst

Storyboard Artist

Axel Eichhorst

Illustrator

Georg Eisenblatter

Carpenter

Ralf Eisenmann

Assistant Director

Louis Elman

Voice Casting

Paul Elman

Assistant Editor

Nicholas Embery

Production

Jens Enderling

Transportation Captain

Sabine Engelberg

Art Assistant

Andreas Enkelmann

Construction

Enzo Enzel

Painter

Lucy Evans

Music Supervisor

Kaspar Falkenroth

Props

Jan Fantl

Producer

Michael Fechner

Coordinator

Chris Felstead

Props

James Feltham

Dialogue Editor

James Feltham

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

James Feltham

Adr Editor

Jens Ficht

Carpenter

Kate Filby

Loader

David Fisher

Props

Dean Fisher

Props

Liam Flavell

Driver

Liam Flavell

Assistant

Nick Foley

Sound

Geoff Foster

Music Engineer

Phillippe Fraimbaud

Construction

Eric Francks

Driver

Martin Frank

Gaffer

Niels Frank

Loader

Yvonne Franz

Makeup Artist

Colin H Fraser

Construction Manager

Derek Fraser

Construction Manager

Tim Fraser

Sound Mixer

Arthur E Friedman

Producer

Ines Fritscher

Wardrobe

Sandra Fritzsch

Location Assistant

Bert Fritzsche

Carpenter

Christian Frohn

Associate Producer

Rene Frommholz

Best Boy

Rene Frotscher

Location Assistant

Charmaine Fuller

Hair Stylist

Charmaine Fuller

Makeup Artist

Rolf Fusslein

Dailies

Melanie Gage

Choreographer

Felix Gallo

Painter

Claudia Garbriel

Plasterer

Jens Gaube

Carpenter

Wieland Gaul

Carpenter

Bianca Gavin

Liaison

Robert Gee

Painter

Muriel Gerard

Visual Effects

Bernd Gesche

Assistant

Stephan O Gessler

Art Director

John Gibbs

Medic

Mark Gill

Caterer

Darius Gircys

Painter

Adam Glasman

Colorist

Andy Glen

Music Editor

Joe Godfrey

Visual Effects

Janine Gold

Coordinator

Diana Gollmer

Wardrobe

Dianne Gordon

Visual Effects

Susanne Goretzki

Wardrobe Assistant

Thorsten Graeser

Props

Dierk Grahlow

Construction

Arthur Holland Graley

Foley Editor

Alan Grayley

Lighting Technician

Jill Green

Casting

Rebecca Green

Production Coordinator

Marcel Griese

Construction

Ilias Grigoriou

Transportation Coordinator

Sammy Gruhn

Carpenter

Peter Gruneberg

Painter

Birgit Gudjonsdottir

Camera Operator

Sean Cameron Guest

Assistant Director

Severino Gurtler

Carpenter

Oliver Gutsche

Carpenter

Karen Habens

Location Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Bobby Darin, Dream Lover, Dreamer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Kevin O'Shea
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Babelsberg Studios, Germany; England, United Kingdom; California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States February 2005

Released in United States November 2004

Released in United States on Video June 7, 2005

Released in United States Winter December 17, 2004

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama Special) February 10-20, 2005.

Previously in development with MDP Worldwide, which withdrew from the project in August 2003

Previously in development with MGM.

Project previously in development at Baltimore/Spring Creek with Barry Levinson attached to direct.

Feature directorial debut for Kevin Spacey.

Biographer Dodd Darin is Bobby Darin's son.

Released in United States February 2005 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama Special) February 10-20, 2005.)

Released in United States on Video June 7, 2005

Released in United States November 2004 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Gala) November 4-14, 2004.)

Released in United States Winter December 17, 2004 (NY, LA)

Producer Steve Blauner was Bobby Darin's manager.