Beyond the Sea

Synopsis: Consummate entertainer Bobby Darin (1936-1973) is making a movie about his life. He's volatile, driven by the love of performing, ambition, perfectionism, and belief that he's living on borrowed time. He begins in the Bronx: a fatherless lad learning music and dance from his mom. His career starts slowly, then "Splish Splash" puts him at the top of the charts and on "Bandstand." He wants to be an entertainer, not a pop star, so he aims for the Copacabana; then it's on to the movies, where he meets and marries Sandra Dee. After, it's balancing career, health, marriage and family life, balances he doesn't always keep. Throughout, conversations with his boyhood self give him perspective.
Director(s): Kevin Spacey
Production: Lions Gate Films
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min


Silly man doesn't know what he's

talking about.

Come on, let's get you back into bed.

Mama, tell me about my father.

You know all about your father.

You just rest now.

But I like to hear you tell it.


Sam Cassotto was an important man.

He was a cabinet maker,

but then he started working for

another man.

- Who was a gangster?

- Walden Robert Cassotto!

He was a businessman.

I thought you said you could

never go wrong with the truth.

All right, he was a gangster.

But he never did anything for this


But your father, Sam Cassotto,

he was a loyal and good man.

And he would've been so proud of you.

Keep the noise down, all right?

I want it to be a surprise.

Don't wake the kid, see?


You wake my kid, I'm gonna

stick that horn up your fat ass.

You hear?

Y'know, before your sister was born,

this is what your mama did for a


Music opened a whole new world to me.

No matter how bad I feel,

no matter how sad or sick I am,

I just touch these keys and "Poof!"

Like magic, I always seem to feel


I've always known you had talent,


This piano is for you. Charlie worked

hard for it.

See, God wouldn't have made you

suffer so much

if he weren't gonna make up for it


Mama was right about music.

It opened a whole new world to me,

outside of time and illness.

A world I could live in.

I knew then if I could live to 10,

maybe I'd make it to 15, and then

maybe 20.

From then on, music was the most

important thing in my life.

Mama taught me all the moves

and dances from vaudeville

that made the greats stand out.

I would spend most days in bed with


but when I had the strength,

Mama and I would practise,

and practise, and practise,

until we created what she called "The


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Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, producer and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s that culminated in his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995) and an Academy Award for Best Actor for the midlife crisis-themed drama American Beauty (1999). His other starring roles have included the comedy-drama film Swimming with Sharks (1994), the psychological thriller Seven (1995), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the drama Pay It Forward (2000), the science fiction-mystery film K-PAX (2001), the musical biopic Beyond the Sea (2004), the superhero film Superman Returns (2006) and the action film Baby Driver (2017). In Broadway theatre, Spacey won a Tony Award in 1991 for his role in Lost in Yonkers. In 2017, he hosted the 71st Tony Awards. He was the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London from 2004 until stepping down in mid-2015. From 2013 to 2017, Spacey played Frank Underwood in the Netflix political drama series House of Cards. For his role as Underwood, he has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. In October 2017, Spacey was accused by actor Anthony Rapp of making a sexual advance toward him when Rapp was 14. Shortly after, numerous other men alleged that Spacey had sexually harassed or assaulted them. As a result, Netflix cut all ties with him, shelved his film Gore and removed him from the cast of the last season of House of Cards. He was to appear in Ridley Scott's film All the Money in the World; however, all his scenes were cut from the film, and Christopher Plummer replaced him in reshoots. more…

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