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?
Originally the film was going to be directed by Wolfgang Petersen
, who wanted to film it in Germany. The studio balked at this decision. Petersen would instead go on to direct the 1985 science fiction film, Enemy Mine
(1985), which was filmed in Germany and released by 20th Century Fox later that year. See more
When Darren puts the headphones on Wak's head, he puts them on the side of his eyes. His ears are much lower on his head. See more
Bloodshed is my life.
All Around the World
by Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell
(as R. Blackwell) and Monica Millet (as M. Millet)
Performed by Little Richard
Courtesy of Speciality Records, Inc. See more