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The Blue Yonder (1985)

TV Movie  |   |  Adventure, Sci-Fi, Sport  |  17 November 1985 (USA)
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Have you ever thought of traveling through time... going forward or backward to any date? That's the intriguing question aviator/inventor Max Knickerbocker (E.T's Peter Coyote) asks 11-... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Knickerbocker
Jonathan Knicks
Henry Coogan
Mittie Smith ...
Helen Knickerbocker
Young Coogan
Stu Klitsner ...
Mr. Knicks
Morgan Upton ...
Police Captain
Bennett Cale ...
Cyril Clayton ...
Charles Adams ...
Newsstand Man
Gretchen Grant ...
Mrs. Knicks
Doug Morrison ...
Jerry Landis ...


Have you ever thought of traveling through time... going forward or backward to any date? That's the intriguing question aviator/inventor Max Knickerbocker (E.T's Peter Coyote) asks 11-year-old Jonothan Knicks (Huckleberry Fox of "Terms of Endearment"). Max is unaware that Jonothan is his grandson - already an adventurous time traveller thanks to a machine built by his neighbour, Henry Coogan (Academy Award-winner actor Art Carney). Can Jonathan save his grandfather from a fatal solo flight across the atlantic and alter the course of history? Written by Rick Brownlie <>

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The Blue Yonder
4 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent TV movie for all ages. Peter Coyote, Art Carney, and Huckleberry Fox are wonderful in this movie. A young boy hears about his great grandfather trying to fly across the English Channel from stories by his grandfather. Then he finds out his grandfather has a time machine he has been to sick to use. Max takes it for a spin and meets his great grandfather in person. He tries to help him make the flight that could put him in history books. Unfortunately I rarely see this on TV and it is not on VHS or DVD. I hope it gets enough recognition to be transferred to DVD soon. If you enjoy movies like "Back to the Future", "Explorers" and "Flight of the Navigator" you will certainly like this movie.

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