Ben Crandall, an alien-obsessed kid, dreams one night of a circuit board. Drawing out the circuit, he and his friends Wolfgang and Darren set it up, and discover they have been given the basis for a starship. Setting off in the ThunderRoad, as they name their ship, they find the aliens Ben hopes they would find... but are they what they seem? Written by
Liz Jordan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The adventure begins in your own back yard.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for some mild language and action, and a brief scene involving beer
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Did You Know?
During the children's flight over the circuit board at the end of the film, some of the camera angles and moves are meant to mimic the flight to Neverland from Disney's Peter Pan
(1953). See more
During the maiden voyage of the Thunder Road, Wolfgang removes his glasses and puts them in his jacket/shirt pocket before putting on his gas mask. After putting on the mask his glasses are back on underneath it and he is not seen putting them on. See more
[about "beings" on other planets
Maybe it's a bunch of Amazon rainforest women that wanna breed a new race.
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